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

    Oct 24, 2008
    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?

  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    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

    Feb 3, 2012
    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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