Larger files on ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Jrice, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Jrice macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    This is a follow-up on a prior post. I have 2 movies that I have backed up to iTunes by way of MTR and Handbrake. On HB I've used the ATV standard settings. Animal House and Mad, Mad Mad World ended up in iTunes at over 3,000 kbps.

    I would like to stream these files to ATV thru my wireless network, but on the ATV list in iTunes these 2 movies are "grey" and are not available to stream.

    I went back and re-encoded them in HB lowering the the average kbps and I now have both movies in iTunes at under 3,000 kbps. They are still not available to stream.

    Over 100 over movies encoded in HB w/ the ATV setting work great. Any thoughts or comments?
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Sure, it has nothing to do with the bitrate or file size. Check the movies frame rate in Quicktime and make sure its under 29.976 fps. There seems to be some dvd's that are not signaling their fps correctly and using variable framerate is producing an encode that creates an fps > 29.976 (the atv's limit as well as the limit for the dvd spec).
  3. Jrice thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Larger files on ATV

    When I check framerate, do I view the .mv4 file or the pre-HB encoded file?

    Where do I go in QT to file the info?

    Thanks in advance
  4. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Open the .m4v file in QT and hit Cmd+J to bring up additional info. Then check the framerate.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
  6. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    My bad.
  7. Jrice thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Larger file on ATV


    I'm not really a dunce, but I've looked at the .mv4 file and there's no notation re frame rate. Just Total Bit Rate under More info.

    More comments?
  8. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008
    Not under extra info. Open the file in Quicktime and activate movie inspector. It will tell what frame rate the movie has been tagged with.

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