ATV - possible to play .avi?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by h2009, May 15, 2008.

  1. h2009 macrumors member

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    I've got loads of .avi and wmp files on my laptop - at the moment im using a pc to stream it to my tv - but could i replace this with ATV?
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Not out of the box. Even if you managed to install the codecs on the ATV, iTunes would not accept the files, let alone sync/stream them to the ATV.
     
  3. SouthernMac macrumors member

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  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    You'll need to convert them to .mp4 files.

    Benefit is you will be able to tag them with descriptions and artwork.
     
  5. DarkHeraldMage macrumors 6502a

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    It's a lengthy process, but I agree with the convert/tag/import to iTunes suggestion. I'm still in the process of finishing it now, but I can't even begin to describe how satisfying it is to open iTunes and see a beautiful array of movies and TV shows, only to be superseded by the glory that is turning on my Apple TV. *heavenly chorus* :D
     
  6. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    Either hack the AppleTV and install ATVFiles, like I have done, or convert them to mp4. A good conversion program, if you are using a Mac, is Visualhub
     

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