Peaceful warrior HD trailer cannot be played

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

  1. meanmachine macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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?

    Meanmachine.:confused:
     
  2. Jeff Meredith macrumors member

    Jeff Meredith

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    #2
    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

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    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

    SLJ

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    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

    crazzyeddie

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    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

    arnop

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    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

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    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 apple.com 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

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

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    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?

    Sava
     
  10. Jaydhil24 macrumors member

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