iPod videos on AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by cbrain, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    Hi,

    Using Instant HandBrake I converted a load of DVDs into iPod H.246 format. Will these videos look OK when played on a TV through an AppleTV?

    Thanks.
     
  2. pjac macrumors regular

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    They should be fine - of course the Apple TV will cope with better quality videos than an iPod, so you may want to re-encode them if you have a big TV.
     
  3. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    It's a 36inch CRT, do you think I should re-encode them?

    Also, my TV does not have the red and white audio jacks but it has the blue, red and green componet jacks. So what am I going to do about audio?

    Thanks.
     
  4. pjac macrumors regular

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    It sounds like your TV has blue, red and green (i.e. RGB) inputs - which are not suitable for the Apple TV :(

    I don't think my TV will support it, which is one reason I have resisted buying an Apple TV so far ;)

    As to the quality of your existing videos for your iPod, if you get the Apple TV working, try them! I do know that some people rip things twice - a top quality file for the Apple TV (which will be slower to encode), and a smaller file with a suitable resolution for their iPod (much quicker to encode).
     
  5. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    If your TV has component input,(R,G,B) you described, then there must be audio inputs for it as well. The RGB only carry video, so unless you have a monitor and not a TV I think you missing something.

    And Yes, :apple: TV can send a signal via component video and HDMI.
     
  6. imlucid macrumors 6502

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    But not at the same time. It will however send audio out to all ports simultaneously.

    Kevin
     
  7. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    There are audio ports but when I tried connecting the Xbox 360 to them there was no sound. I realised then that are audio out ports. I can't see other audio ports.
     

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