Can AppleTV 1st gen play this format?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by steffi, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    I've got video files 973x496 dimensions with Codecs H.264,AAC,AC3

    but iTunes still won't sync them to the AppleTV device.

    Is this a format the AppleTV 1st gen should be able to play?
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Those are all fine for :apple:TV1. The problem is probably elsewhere in the encoding.

    Will it play in itunes? If so, use iTunes "Create Apple TV version" option, then pop open both the original and this new copy in quicktime. In the Window menu, open "show movie inspector". My first guess is that Data Rate will exceed :apple:TV specs. My second guess is that FPS will exceed :apple:TV specs (you need to play the video to see the average FPS). This will be most obvious by comparing the first to the second.

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