Ripped movie won't play back in Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by skinnylegs, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

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    I ripped a DVD (that I own) with Handbrake to MPEG 4. I imported it within iTunes and it plays back well in iTunes.

    However.......

    The movie does not show up on my Apple TV when I choose the streaming option and it does not export to the Apple TV HD when I choose the syncing option.

    Suggestions?
     
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    jaw04005

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    Try ripping the DVD with h.264 main profile. My ripped h.264 (main profile) content works great syncing and streaming.
     
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    MacBoobsPro

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    The BitRate could be too high. I had a movie with the bitrate above 2500kbps and it would not show up in frontrow on my MB when streaming, however it would play just fine from the HD. I dont have my AppleTV yet but i guess this may be the problem you are having?
     
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    sandman42

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    In addition to bitrate limit, other things (resolution, framerate, audio) have limits too. From: http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html, the Apple TV supports:

    H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps)

    iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels or 640 by 480 pixels

    MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps)​
     
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    localoid

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