Why cant my Apple TV 1st Gen play MPEG-4

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SimplyMac2012, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. SimplyMac2012, Dec 12, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012

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    SimplyMac2012

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    #1
    Question: Why can my Apple TV 1st Gen only play one film out of my library in iTunes i have TED the movie its saved as MPEG-4 just like my other films.

    When i try to play anything else the ATV begins to play i get screen freeze and the speech comes out less frequent.

    I own a Apple TV 3 and plays back all of my library without any hassle.

    Regards

    Adam
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    #2
    If you ripped the movie with ATV3 preset, it won't play on the ATV1. Either rip 2 copies, one for each or rip in ATV1 format to watch on both.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's a hassle. My ATV3 will play almost anything. Even many pass through remuxed AVI files play in their new m4v containers.

    ATV1 is very picky though and always needs a pretty narrow and specific profile for files to work.
     
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    SimplyMac2012

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    Re: Which Profile to Use for Apple TV Gen 1

    Ok thanks guys for your replies but i am slightly still confused i use Handbrake & Total Video Converter i have tried in Handbrake ATV 1 but when i play back video is scrambled and audio is all over the place

    Can you just let me know which profile to use so i can play back through not only my apple tv 3 but the 1st gen as well

    Regards

    Adam

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  5. macrumors 68000

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    It sounds like the movies don't have the copy protection removed when converting. Are you on a Mac or a PC?

    The more details you give us, the more likely we can help.
     

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