invalid file format when streaming

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Jigga Beef, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Jigga Beef macrumors regular

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    #1
    When I try and stream movies from my iTunes library to my appletv it comes up as “invalid file format” but when I sync the exact same files they play fine on the Apple TV. This hasn’t always happened to me and it does it with files it has streamed before. I did a search but the only thread I could find this issue was unsolved.
     
  2. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Make sure the file is available from iTunes (ie, if it is located on an external drive, make sure it is mounted). If so, re-start the ATV.
    This always fixes the (quite common) issue for me.
     
  3. Jigga Beef thread starter macrumors regular

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    They are all stored on my internal hard drive, they all play fine on the computer too.
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    this seems to an issue with the link being broken or corrupted for these files. like the other poster said, re-starting the atv, itunes or both has always solved the problem for me.
     

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