Converting for Apple TV and XBMC

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by emptysoul, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. emptysoul macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    I am trying to find a nice quick way of converting my MKV media to MP4/M4V on Windows for playback on both Apple TV and XBMC.

    Up until now I have been running a batch file that goes through each file in a given folder and runs the following FFMPEG command against it

    ffmpeg -y -stats -i "%%a" -acodec libvo_aacenc -ac 2 -ar 44100 -ab 192k -vcodec copy "%%a.mp4"
    This works well for playback on the Apple TV but the resulting file is useless on XBMC. It plays really well for the first 5 or so minutes and then starts stuttering before slowing down to about 1 fps.

    Can anybody suggest a good converter for Windows that will just repack the video into an MP4 container and convert the audio to an Apple TV compatible format? I'm running all this on a low powered HP microserver with a GeForce 210 so a full re-encode of the video using something like Handbrake just isn't a viable option.
  2. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
  3. emptysoul thread starter macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009

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