AVI and other formats for AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nickmccally, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. nickmccally macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2010
    My main concern when buying an appletv is the fact you cannot play avi's and have to convert. Most of my library are non-compatible files and it would take days to convert... is there any program that is computer based that would allow my to stream AVI's to an appletv?

    This is the stickup between an appletv and a boxee box
  2. RyanPlugs macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010
    As far as I know there isn't. The :apple:tv doesn't have the codec support for it anyway. I was in the same situation as you, but went for the :apple:tv, because I would rather stability. There have been many reports of the Boxee Box not playing files for no apparent reason.
  3. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Get the ATV G1, atvflash it, and it'll play most formats you could name just by hanging a HDD off it with the library on it.

    Or wait for someone to crack the atv G2.

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