Anyone try this pavtube for converting MKVs???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by lindmar, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. lindmar macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2003
    It's been about 6 months since I converted an MKVs to AppleTV but I have a HD one I want to convert.

    I did a Google Search for "converting MKV to AppleTV" which gave me a lot of the old info I knew...

    So I tacked December 2009 onto my search and found a bunch of references to this

    Wonder if anyone has tried it or knows anything about it?

    I am looking for the quickest, easiest, best way to convert HD MKVS to AppleTV ready files.

  2. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Why not just use Handbrake?
  3. lindmar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2003
    I'm just asking if this is any better. Handbrake was always flaky for me and I've constantly used VisualHub.

    Just seeing whats new in the world of getting MKV's ready..

    Also if the video in the MKV is X264. Do I need to convert or just remux?

    Will Handbrake automatically passthrough video it doesnt need to convert.
  4. hsia12210 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2009
    Hi guys!
    My pleasure to give you my suggestions.
    I used it, rip mkv to my PS3, worked fine!
    choose H.264 + AAC as video + audio codec,
    I prefer Pavtube one because of its fast conversion speed and its pretty good output video and audio whcih satisfy me.It is said that this software applies unique audio and video sync technology which can guarantee the audio and video match.
    I hope it will be of great help for you:)

    Overview of Pavtube MKV Converter form their site
    Have a good day!
    Neo Bai
  5. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    That looks exactly like the 23234234234235234 similars apps with the same interface who ripoff opensource software.
  6. NJuul macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    Think your thread got spammed... :rolleyes:

    I would recommend you give the latest version Handbrake another try. I have never had any issues with it that wasn't caused by a poorly encoded MKV.

    Transcoding may take a while, but the quality is unmatched, you can pass-through 5.1 AC3 audio, and your file is certain to work on your ATV.

    Oh, and it's free.
  7. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf

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