what format can appletv play

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rph105, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    #1
    can i play .mkv's??? or avi's?
     
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    FreeState

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    San Diego, CA
    #2
    No

    http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html


    Video formats supported
    • 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) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
    • iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels, 640 by 480 pixels, 720 by 480 pixels (anamorphic), or high-definition 720p
    • 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) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
     
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    Carlos E

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    #3
    Use Visualhub to covert the .mkv to play on the Apple TV. The software has an Apple TV preset.t
     
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    mr_matalino

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    #4
    This has been discussed for some time now. Search the fourms for it.
     

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