Apple TV recognizing music but not Movies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Planet Telex, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Planet Telex macrumors member

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    I'm having no problems streaming music but can't get an .avi that I converted to .mov to stream.

    The file plays in iTunes and is in my shared folder in a "Movies" folder. When I browse my movies on the atv, it says that there are no movies in my library.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Are they checked in the home sharing menu to be shared
     
  3. Planet Telex thread starter macrumors member

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    Everything is checked to be shared.
     
  4. Gaelic2 macrumors 6502

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    Open iTunes. Click on "Movies". Are any showing? If not, go to your "Movie" folder on the HD and click on the ones you want to stream. They should appear in your iTunes movie folder.
     
  5. Planet Telex thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it appears in "movies" in iTunes and plays in iTunes.
     
  6. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Wonder if it is the .mov file. I have converted all of mine with HD using the apple TV preset. The output is a .M4V file. Those seem to play fine through ATV
     
  7. Planet Telex thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll try converting it to .M4V and see if that works, but I was under the impression that anything in the iTunes library could be streamed.
     
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I do not that that is correct, i think there are specific formats needed for ATV
     

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