Weird HB encodes...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by faster, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Dec 27, 2007
    So basically I'm encoding my DVD rips with HB on the AppleTV setting (MP4, H264) and the resulting movie can not be played by quicktime UNTIL I tag it with MetaX, and then the resulting movie is playable. I think it may be that I am doing AC3 passthrough with the audio but I am not sure. Anyone have a similar problem? And why would MetaX fix this?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    If you're on a Mac, try installing the Perian add-on for quicktime, google it to find it. It is free and allows quicktime to play almost any video format. See if that solves the problem.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2008
    Thank you for responding. I have had Perian installed for awhile and that's not the problem. The error it gives when I try to first run it is something like 'sample description is incomplete'. When I run it in VLC, it gives an error about the AC3 passthrough not being supported, but it still plays.

    EDIT: im 'faster' password for the that account is on another computer :)

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