Problems playing mp4 format on apple tv??? help!!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jammeygit, May 12, 2009.

  1. jammeygit macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    I know it sounds odd, but i queued 1o episodes of the tv show scrubs in handbrake to convert to mp4 for apple tv and when it finished i could watch all of them no problem except the first one? when i clicked on the first episode it said this format couldnt be played on apple tv... but when i converted them the settings were the same for all the episodes and the download source was the same as well so why did it decide not to play this one in particular? and whats weirder is i can watch that episode on imac in itines but not on apple tv... how can it play on my mac in itunes but not stream through itunes on to an apple tv???? PLEASE HELP!!
  2. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

    Jul 8, 2008
    my house
  3. eddyg macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Open the first plus another in QT, then get info, compare resolution and framerate. Did you choose H264 encoding or Mpeg2, the ATV only supports the latter to a low resolution and framerate.

    Cheers Ed
  4. jammeygit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    thanks will try that. I selected the apple tv preset on HB to convert the files... but the weird thing is that i used the same settings for all the episodes but only episode one wouldnt play... weird eh?

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