AVI's, Containers and Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Thezez, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Thezez macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2005
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Hey all,
    My apologies if this question has been answered, I've been searching for a solution to my nightmare...

    I have a Mac Pro, with a separate HD solely for Movies/TV Shows. These are (mostly) AVI's.

    Using a great program called iFlicks, I have meta-tagged them and created reference containers to them so they show up in iTunes.

    What I now want to do is use my Apple TV to view those files (I have Perian installed on the Apple TV)

    So.. Apple TV>iTunes>Reference Container>Actual File

    Is this possible? Or am I going to have to suck it up and convert 1+ TB of avi to MP4?

  2. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009
    I think what you want is to tell iFlicks to "Move Video to a compatible container". This should put your existing audio and video within the .avi container into a .mov container that the Apple TV supports. It will take some time, but it's a lot less time than re-encoding.
  3. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

    Jul 8, 2008
    my house

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