Do I need to convert all my AVIs into MP4

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tonynz, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. tonynz macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    My girlfriend had just got back from the US and purchased me the new Apple TV with the awful interface.

    I have a few hundred gigs of movies that I have accumulated over the years - Am I right that short of waiting for the new Jailbreak to come out, I have to convert them into MP4s for them to be able to be streamed?

    Thanks!
     
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Honestly, I would convert them to mp4 anyway...most devices recognize it just as well or better than most other containers, so it would benefit you to do it anyway. I know it's a pain, but I did it and am glad I did. I have a little over 1TB over movies and TV shows.
     
  3. -lefty macrumors member

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    If your waiting for the jailbreak to be released, then wait and get XBMC to stream the AVIs this way you don't have to convert anything. plus XBMC can support a ton of different file formats
     

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