MP4Tools - What did i do wrong?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by DJTaurus, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. DJTaurus, Apr 11, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014

    DJTaurus macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012
    I tried to convert The.Big.Bang.Theory.S07E20.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION

    I opened it with mp4tools and i only checked video and audio as below.... i just clicked convert and the procedure was over after some seconds when handbrake would need about 20 minutes for the same 500mb type of mkv.

    Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 22.31.01.png

    The file is playable on vlc but i cannot play it on itunes.... i can forward it but the video is frozen... :confused::confused:

    1) What did i do wrong with the settings (everything on default) i choose?

    2) I also used H264 re-encode options and the result was the same...unplayable on itunes...
  2. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2012

    1)I just checked that it is PLAYABLE on Apple tv but i cannot play it on itunes on my mac :confused::confused:

    2)Also when i add subtitles i cannot proceed with conversion :confused::confused:
  3. Matthew Essex macrumors member

    Matthew Essex

    Apr 11, 2014
    You need to make sure 2 channel AAC is also ticked as itunes does not play 5.1 but the Apple TV will
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Instead of Device = General, I suggest you use Device = Apple TV (3 and Later).

  5. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

    The Mad Hatter

    Oct 12, 2004
    Since audio is covered, I'll help you one the subs.

    You can add subs, but depends on the format you are using. If they are .srt, then they can be added as 'soft' subtitles (can be turned off/on) with mp4tools or Subler for use on the ATV3. You can usually get these type off the net from places like Most others (vobsub, and other DVD/Bluray native formats) need to be 'burn' or hard subtitles (can't be turned off, they are burned onto the video itself). When you do hard subs, the video file needs to be re-encoded, so you can't do a simple file conversion.

    Hope this helps to get you started.


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