what's the highest bit rate you've played on your apple tv and it was smooth?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by marklight, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    I'm talking about conversion of HD MKV to apple tv format using visualhub.

    Personally I've done an HD MKV at 6600 kbits/sec and it played perfectly and looked awesome, but I haven't had the time to do or try anything higher.

    *** also if someone can answer this question: I converted some MKV's earlier that had DTS tracks, so I lost the 5.1. I've just found a workaround supposedly for converting DTS 5.1 to AC3 5.1 but I haven't tried it yet. If I convert the DTS track to AC3, and then add that track to an mp4 file and save it all as a .MOV, will apple tv be able to play the ac3 track, or do I need to allow visualhub to convert the ac3 track to apple tv standards.
  2. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    AC3 is passthrough so it will work. I have pasted an AC3 track on a vid in a mov and it worked fine. DTS is a trickier subject but if converted to the correct frequency (video-->audio DTS) it will passthrough also.
  3. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    Yea I don't know much about DTS, but I just found this popcorn MKV audio converter that takes DTS and converts it to AC3, so I didn't want to have to reconvert a bunch of my mkv files again- being able to just convert the dts and stick then into an mp4- > .mov is much quicker.

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