Apple tv will not play ...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Zeromancer, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Zeromancer macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2010
    I converted some movies with handbrake for some time now.
    And untill now it worked fine on apple tv.
    Now last night ( when i converted some more)
    1 of them will not play on apple tv.
    I can see it , click it, it loads, but when i press play it changes back fast to pause . If i use airplay it just shows a screenshot of the movie and loads but does not play.

    I have no problem with my other files, ey are fine and used the same preset.

    Any help please ?
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Open the problem file in Quicktime.

    In the Window menu, choose "Movie Inspector".

    Compare what you see there- especially "data rate" and "fps"- to the maximums the :apple:TV can actually play.

    My guess is that one of those variables exceeds what your :apple:TV can handle. If so, a second run through Handbrake might fix the issue (and you might have to mess around with some Handbrake settings to do so). For example, if data rate came in beyond what :apple:TV can handle, you might set the maximum data rate in Handbrake for this one movie (2500 for quality, lower for smaller files sizes at the expense of quality).

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