Replaced ATV1 with ATV3 - Need to Re-encode?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mchalebk, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    I just bought an AppleTV 3 to replace a 1st gen ATV. I have a number of videos (all SD, no HD) that were encoded using the Handbrake AppleTV preset. Is there any reason I should need to re-encode these for ATV3? I took a quick look at a handful of videos and they looked fine. However, I just wanted to make sure there won't be any issues playing these on the ATV 3.
  2. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    They will all play just fine on the "3". The only reason to re-encode would be if your source is at higher resolution than the "1" can handle, and you want to get the most out of the "3". If your source was DVD there's no need; if your source was Blu Ray, you can re-encode to 1080p if you wish.
  3. Paratel macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2005
    Somewhere in the US
    Yes no need to re-encode. One problem I had was that the AppleTV2 present in handbrake would not play on my apple TV 1st gen.
  4. mchalebk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Thanks guys! I've been busy the last few days, so didn't see your responses until this morning.

    I've watched a couple of movies on the ATV3 and everything "seemed" fine. I feel better knowing no issues will pop up.

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