You dont need to be jailbroken to play your mkv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Che Castro, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Get the appstore app called air video

    Then download the airvideo program to your pc or mac , make sure you get the beta version from there forum

    Now you can airplay your mkv movies to the apple tv

    No need to convert your movies to mp4, air video does a live conversion & streams the movie file in seconds


    What other appstore streaming apps are out there?

    So far i have only tried air video
     
  2. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Well your welcome

    Maybe some one in the world wide web found use for this info lol
     
  3. R1PPER macrumors 6502

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    yes it does....but it doesn't stream 1080p or let me zoom the ratio on my stupid un zoomable tv. If it had zoom it would be the perfect solution for me.
     
  4. JeffLebowski41 macrumors regular

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    no 5.1 through airplay for air video is the big downside right now. hopefully that's coming in an update.
     
  5. lostgear macrumors member

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    Yes Airvideo can stream MKV's, but only via an iOS device. It can't stream direct to the aTV can it?
     
  6. R1PPER macrumors 6502

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    If you install the beta version from there website, you can stream mkv ect to your ATV2.
     
  7. R27 macrumors newbie

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    Don't see any options to stream directly to ATV2. Could you please point me ?
     
  8. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    did you install the beta program on your pc or mac?

    here
    http://www.inmethod.com/forum/posts/list/3039.page


    then after that get the latest air video app from the appstore to your iphone or ipod or ipad

    when you play a video on your idevice you will see the airplay button on the right like you do with youtube

    click it & select the apple tv


    airvideo can stream almost any video format
     
  9. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks Che - I'll give that a try when I get home tonight.
     
  10. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    I don't believe the ATV2 supports 1080p at this time. Maybe in the future with a firmware update it may.

    Your TV may have Zoom, just that you haven't discovered it yet.
    What brand/model is it?
     
  11. peterjcat macrumors 6502

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    You can't stream directly from the computer to the Apple TV using Air Video. But you can stream indirectly, ie from the computer to the iOS device and from there to the Apple TV via AirPlay.

    To stream directly would require either the Air Video Server to support AirPlay itself (Apple doesn't seem to be licensing this outside of iOS at the moment), or else an Air Video client app for a jailbroken Apple TV.
     
  12. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but from a user perspective that's pretty transparent. I had a chance to play wit it this weekend - and for nearly all the video types I have airplay with the beta server allows me to play them easily on my ATV2. I like :)
     

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