Appletv + existing films

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mikeyone, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. mikeyone macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have plenty of movies on my mac and was wondering if i could play them on my tv using appletv?

    these films are not in my itunes and usually play them with quicktime.

    thanks

    mike
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If they are able to played inside iTunes, then you can use Apple TV to gain access to them. If they are not in iTunes compatible format (.mp4 file using H264 as codec), then you might need Handbrake to properly convert the files using the Apple TV preset.
     
  3. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    That depends if they are in the correct format. Your post doesn't tell us that.

    Supported formats are:

    H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
    MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
    Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
     
  4. mikeyone thread starter macrumors newbie

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