iCloud Photos on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by unobtainium, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    Why do videos downloaded from iCloud Photos look so low-quality on the Apple TV? It's a 1080p TV, and I have my resolution set correctly, but the videos definitely do not look 1080p. When I view them on my laptop or phone they look great -- sharp, full of detail, etc. On my TV, they're a blurry pixelated mess. Any ideas?
  2. steve123 macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2007
  3. HDFan macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Run speedtest (if Apple TV 4) to get your internet download speed rate.

    What are the encoding specs for a video that looks so bad? Here's the metadata info given on one of my video files by the Mediainfo Mac app:

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    so if my bitrate is less than 16 Mbps I would have problems showing it on my Apple TV.
  4. steve123 macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2007
    I had a fee problems a couple years ago with some slideshows I created with Aperture and played on my Apple TV 2. Took a while but I figured out it had to do with the encoding. I think I recall that the problem profile I used to compress had a very high bit rate and the Apple TV 2 could not handle it well so there was a lot of stutter. I recompressed using an Apple TV profile in Handbrake and did not have any problems.

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