is the new ATV JB'd? Play MKV?

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  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    No. No.
    But new aTV by itself plays nothing. It needs an AirPlay streaming server. And there are ones, that do play MKV.
     
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    Can it play from Moviebox? My wife still has her JB 4s so I'd love to use ATV to player it on my tv.
     
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    VLC is not recommended at all as it uses direct AirPlay, meaning horrendous image quality / framerate.

    If you do want to play back MKV's from an iOS device without remuxing and over AirPlay, currently the only one way to go is Infuse. (The iOS6-compliant 1.5.x will do, you won't necessarily need v2, which is iOS7-only.)

    See my additional posts at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1680468&page=2 for more info, where I've explained this all. (I'll also publish a full review of the player some time.)
     
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    Best way is to remux with Subler to mp4 format and play with itunes via airplay.
     
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    Exactly. Only the native mode of AirPlay should be used, which can only be done via iOS-native media files (mp4 / m4v / mov) or Infuse's MKV / MTS support.
     

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