what media formats does Apple TV support?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by phuong, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    or more generally, is it mandatory to have iTunes (either PC or Mac) in order to use Apple TV?

    i find it pretty tempting since it would work nicely with the AEBS, but it would be useless for me if it can't play .avi movies. i have a huge collection of .avi movies which will be a pain if i have to convert all of them to the formats that's playable by Apple TV. not to mention that many of the movies come with subtitle files, which i'm wondering how Apple TV will handle it?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England

    That's all we know so far. No mention of even what containers (MOV, M4V, ...) it supports.

    We'll find out more in March. :(

  3. phuong thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    from that page you gave me, it looks like all it supports is H.264. then it's too bad for what it can do cause a Xbox (not 360) running XBMC can do a lot more and better than that:confused:
  4. DankoTheHun macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2007
    Chat with Apple

    i chatted with whoever mans the Apple chatting function on therir online store and he said "If it plays in Quicktime, it will play on the AppleTV."

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