Problem: Apple TV Doesn't display some movies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by davewe, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. davewe macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    So, I took all my DVDs (over 300) ripped them and used handbrake to get them into Itunes and now stream over Apple TV.

    The system works great except I have several (maybe 10) movies that do not show up on Apple TV. They are in itunes, they play perfectly well in itunes, the check box is checked, but they are nowhere to be found on my Apple TV list of shared movies.

    Any ideas on why this might be and what the solution is?
  2. SHIVERINGGOAT macrumors member


    Dec 22, 2007
    You may have to alter the size and framerate in Handbrake before you convert - so that files fit in with apple tv specs.
  3. Big Alsie macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2009
    I had the same problem when i first ripped my collection. like the previous poster said, you may need to alter the frame rate or size to fit the Apple TV specs. just use the universal preset in handbrake and you should be fine.
  4. davewe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    I used the Apple TV preset. Shouldn't that cover all my bases?

    However, let's say i accidentally didn't use the Apple TV preset on a couple of movies. Is there anyway to fix the file, short of reconverting it?
  5. SHIVERINGGOAT macrumors member


    Dec 22, 2007
    No, you have to start again.

    The Handbrake Apple TV preset sometimes doesn't always work properly.

    I normally have the same problem of the film not showing in Apple TV but showing everywhere else when I fail to manually modify the size of the output file 1280x720 AND a frame rate of 24 fps. I change all this in Handbrake or Visualhub which are the two programmes I have used to convert all my video.

    see Apple TV Tech specs here;

    When you load a film to be converted its good housekeeping to check this before you start as I know how frustrating it is to wait 4 - 5 hours for a film to convert to then find it doesn't work.

  6. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Your best bet is to re-rerip the files and use the Apple TV preset. That will ensure optimum picture quality. You do have the DVDs right?

    Other options are:

    1) Go to the advanced menu in iTunes and select "Create AppleTV version"
    2) Get visualhub. It's the best software I know for this stuff.

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