Peaceful warrior HD trailer cannot be played

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by meanmachine, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. meanmachine macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2003
    After downlaoding soem HD trailers from iTunes store, I get the following error message:

    "Peaceful Warrior" was not copied to the Apple TV "name" because it cannot be played on this Apple TV.

    It runs from within iTunes..

    Anyone else had this problem?

  2. Jeff Meredith macrumors member

    Jeff Meredith

    Mar 9, 2007
    Similar Music Video problem

    I have had a similar message with the music video
    This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race from FallOut Boy (Disclaimer: My daughter bought this!)

    It always fails to copy every time I sync despite having plenty of space. I love my Apple TV but suspect it's having indigestion on some names.

    Does it work with other HD trailers?
  3. macphin macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2006
    I had this problem when content was more than 8-9mb/s. Don't know exactly how much. But, it just can't play it. I had to re-encode them.
  4. SLJ macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2003
    the HD trailer from apple site cannot be play on Apple TV, check the video specification and it doesn't support 720P HD materials.
  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    Fairly easy answer. The AppleTV only supports the following video formats:

    H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps

    MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps.

    So, if you have a 720p trailer, it must be less than 5000kbps.
  6. arnop macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2007
    Paris, France
    What you can do to watch the HD trailers on your apple TV is download them in 720 (not 1080, it just won't work), add them as a regular movie to itunes when the download is finished and then, send it to your apple TV.

    The quality is great and it'll work just fine :)
  7. Radioman macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2006
    This is what I thought, but I have played some 720p files at over 6Mbps :confused: No rhyme or reason that I can see...

    All the HD content from the doesn't play though. It's quite poor really I have to say...

    I can only hope that future firmware updates will fix it, though I fear it is a hardware limitation.

    Expect to see mine on Ebay soon!
  8. neven macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Look on the bright side - Peaceful Warrior has received terrible reviews, so you're not missing much :)
  9. sava66 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2008
    Can Not be played

    Two Questions:

    how do I know what frame rate, etc. a movie is saved at? Also, What if I am positive that this movie isn't in HD?

  10. Jaydhil24 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008

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