Playing QuickTime movie on ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by apramanik, May 13, 2009.

  1. apramanik macrumors newbie

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    Like know how one can view or transfer QuickTime movie from iTune to ATV.

    I can view the movie on my mac by iTune. But the movie does not sync to ATV.

    Also, tried to use Handbrake to convert QuickTime movie to ATV format, but Handbrake bombs out.
     
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    you have to have the correct codecs installed to view these files.
     
  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    what's the extension on the file, dimensions and bit rate?
     
  4. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Not really. It is true for watching files on the computer, but the ATV has a much more restrictive list of files and codecs it supports. On a stock (not hacked) ATV, you can't simply install Perian, for example, to play more codecs.

    To the OP, as you now know, just because a file plays in QT or iTunes on your computer does not mean it will play on your ATV. Are you trying to watch a DVD that you ripped, or a file you got from somewhere else? If it's the former, then it is likely that it's a framerate issue. Re-encode the movie in HandBrake, but this time manually select the proper framerate (don't leave it as "same as source").

    If the latter, give HandBrake a try again, but this time go into audio and set the second audio track (I assume you are using the ATV preset?) to "none." I've had similar problems in the past, and that usually clears it up.
     
  5. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    Right click on the file in iTunes and choose "Create Apple TV Version". It might take a while depending the size of the video. Once complete you should be able to sync this video onto your Apple TV or stream it.

    pac
     
  6. apramanik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    QT to ATV

    In iTune select the QT movie file and then pull-down from "Advanced" to select "Create Apple TV Version". I just tried and it works
     
  7. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I had assumed the OP was talking about a patched ATV.
     

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