Apple TV Fooler - Undo

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mdburke, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. mdburke macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2008
    So, since all my movies were ripped to avi before I converted to Mac, I needed a solution to add them to iTunes without converting them all. What I did was install Perian and other codecs on the Apple TV. Then I used the script Apple TV Fooler to "convert" the files to a .mov acceptable by iTunes. What Apple TV Fooler does is add a 1 second blank clip (H.264, AAC) to the beginning of each movie so that iTunes thinks that it is the correct file type. This worked perfectly and solved my problem.

    However, now that I've gone ahead and done this to all my movies, I'd like to undo it so that these files can be used by Plex since I am interested in buying a Mini and making my own Media Center. Does anyone have any knowledge of how to create a similar script, except with the reverse effects (delete the first 1 second of each movie)?

  2. mdburke thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2008
  3. nobleach macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    Just in case other people want to do it the manual way (on a movie by movie basis) You can open the file in Quicktime, and hit Command+J then extract just the long audio and video file into another movie. (skip the two 1 second clips) then save the file. It'll require an MOV extension but you can just rename it to AVI .... cause we all know that's where it probably came from in the first place :D

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