I just tried that on my Mac and VLC is the only thing that will play them (on itunes I just get static). VLC for ATV, unfortunately, does not recognize the file type.
Surprised by your comments. I just listened to half a dozen different 5.1 .WAV files on my Apple TV using VLC for Apple TV and they all played okay.
What do you mean?or is there some other way to get the files onto VLC on the ATV?
Is the was you play them to store the .WAV files on a local computer and then open VLC and navigate to the files by selecting local network? or is there some other way to get the files onto VLC on the ATV?