What can I do to make this mp4 apple tv compatible?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gaztov, May 25, 2009.

  1. gaztov macrumors newbie

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    I have 13 mp4 files which will not sync from Itunes to my appletv. I have used mediainfo to get the information below about the files. I am using windows on a centrino duo machine, and handbrake took 6 hours to convert the first one! Thats quite a while to do the next 12. If there is a quicker way, please let me know! Thanks.

    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media
    Codec ID : isom
    File size : 1.40 GiB
    Duration : 2h 0mn
    Overall bit rate : 1 672 Kbps
    Encoded date : UTC 2009-05-10 20:16:46
    Tagged date : UTC 2009-05-10 20:16:46

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4.1
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 2h 0mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 1 405 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 3 598 Kbps
    Width : 1 280 pixels
    Height : 544 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 2.35
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 23.976 fps
    Resolution : 24 bits
    Colorimetry : 4:2:0
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.084
    Stream size : 1.18 GiB (84%)
    Writing library : x264 core 67 r1145M d2e1e1c
    Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy_rd=1.0:0.0 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=12 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=3 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=0 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / wpredb=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=2pass / bitrate=1405 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.50 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=24000 / vbv_bufsize=24000 / ip_ratio=1.10 / pb_ratio=1.10 / aq=1:1.00
    Encoded date : UTC 2009-05-10 05:31:23
    Tagged date : UTC 2009-05-10 20:19:24

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format version : Version 4
    Format profile : LC
    Format settings, SBR : No
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 2h 0mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 264.6 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 322 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 6 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Rear: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Resolution : 16 bits
    Stream size : 226 MiB (16%)
    Encoded date : UTC 2009-05-10 20:19:04
    Tagged date : UTC 2009-05-10 20:19:24
     
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    why don't you just patch your aTV and use ATVFiles to play your movies, instead of having to re-encode them ?
     
  3. gaztov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is patched, with a 1.5tb usb attached which is recognised as internal storage. As I have my CD collection on it in lossless format I find it easier to use itunes to sync my content. I've got hundreds of films on there just 13 that won't sync.:mad:
     
  4. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    I think ATV only supports Base profile at upto level 3.1 and I don`t think it supports CABAC.

    Have you tried comparing the file against one that does sync to see what the differences are?
     
  5. gaztov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah I missed the profile. I tried changing the level with MP4info but still doesn't sync. I've resigned myself to re-encoding. Thanks for spotting that!
     

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