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Does Apple TV support streaming 720p MKV movies?

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I'm presuming the new Apple TV won't be able to stream 720p MKV movies from a Windows-based computer?

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I'm guessing only formats that iTunes officially supports. Short of some on-the-fly transcoding, no, it won't support MKV files.

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I'm guessing only formats that iTunes officially supports. Short of some on-the-fly transcoding, no, it won't support MKV files.

Had a feeling. Oh well.

P.S. I am also Elliot.

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Likely have to convert it like just about everything else you want to play it on.

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What do you use to convert mkv to mp4? WinAVI doesn't do it.

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if you want that, buy this

Patriot_BoxOffice_3.jpg

Key Features and Specifications:

Supports Full HD-video playback up to 1080p

Supports Dolby® Digital and DTS™ surround sound

Expandable internal storage via 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD

Supports video playback via UPnP network streaming

Browse for shared videos, photos and music from networks and USB

Flash Drives and USB external storage

Supports file transfer between HDD, USB, Network PC and NAS

Built in P2P file download management

File formats supported

Audio Decoding - WMA, MP3, Real Audio (RA)

Image Decoding - JPEG, BMP, PNG

Video Decoding - *[MPEG-1] MPG/MPEG/DAT

*[MPEG-2] MPG/MPEG/VOB/ISO /IFO/TS/TP/M2TS

*[MPEG-4] MP4/AVI/MOV

*[H.264/AVC] MKV/TS/AVI/MOV/M2TS

*[DviX 3/4/5/6, Xvid] AVI/MKV

*[WMV9] WMV

*[FLV] FLV

[Real Video 8/9/10] RM/RMVB support up to 720p

Subtitle - SRT, MicroDVD SUB, SSA, SUB/IDX

*Support up to 1080p

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Support Multi Language OSD & Select the encoding for subtitle file, file name and folder name display from Unicode (UTF8), Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese or others

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if you want that, buy this

Patriot_BoxOffice_3.jpg

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I'm in the UK.

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I have a PS3 with PS3 Media Servers does everything that you could want it to do ill never change ;)

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I'm in the UK.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Patriot-Office-Multimedia-Player-support/dp/B002Q4U9PY

I have a PS3 with PS3 Media Servers does everything that you could want it to do ill never change ;)

you have to be the only person in the world who can stream 720p/1080p content to the ps3 without issue and be able to fast foward/rewind without it bugging out because for the life of me i could never get it it to work, wired or wireless.

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I have a PS3 with PS3 Media Servers does everything that you could want it to do ill never change ;)

Hardly cheap, and I have big problems with fast forward/rewind when using MKVs with the PS3.

you have to be the only person in the world who can stream 720p/1080p content to the ps3 without issue and be able to fast foward/rewind without it bugging out because for the life of me i could never get it it to work, wired or wireless.

Yeh, ditto.

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Had loads of issues when I was on wifi but hooked it up wired and its fine, I use CCCP codec pack and have never had a prob.

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So I'm assuming that the "streaming" it will do is just basically what's in your iTunes library, right?

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So I'm assuming that the "streaming" it will do is just basically what's in your iTunes library, right?

yup and doesn't do 1080p

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I want to be able to stream music and ripped DVDs (I would also like scene selection, extras, subtitles and the like) reliably with a usable interface. As far as I can tell, neither the PS3, new Apple TV, nor anything else for that matter, can do this. Boo :(

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wait for the hacking community to get thier hands on this new apple tv and im sure that we will see external storage and an alternative player using perian :)

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I want to be able to stream music and ripped DVDs (I would also like scene selection, extras, subtitles and the like) reliably with a usable interface. As far as I can tell, neither the PS3, new Apple TV, nor anything else for that matter, can do this. Boo :(

Looked at WD TV Live?

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I want to be able to stream music and ripped DVDs (I would also like scene selection, extras, subtitles and the like) reliably with a usable interface. As far as I can tell, neither the PS3, new Apple TV, nor anything else for that matter, can do this. Boo :(

if you want that, buy this

Patriot_BoxOffice_3.jpg

Key Features and Specifications:

Supports Full HD-video playback up to 1080p

Supports Dolby

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Looked at WD TV Live?

it does not have 802.11n so you will need ethernet going to your living room tv which the majority of people dont.

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http://firecore.com - making the ATV less rubbish every day.
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What do you use to convert mkv to mp4? WinAVI doesn't do it.

bigasoft total video converter

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wait for the jailbreak and then you'll be able to stream almost any format

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Just a point, most of the time you don't need to re-encode or anything for support..

Apple doesn't support MKV, but if you demux it to it's audio & video streams [ basically remove the container, and split it into a h264 files, and a ac3/dts/aac audio file ] then remux into MP4 it'll work. Depending on the Audio requirements you may need to convert the audio..

That being said..

WD TV, it is great.. I got one for my parents, simple, and easy to use.. no converting..

Oh and also.. You don't need Wireless N to stream 720p.. 1080p yes, you generally need it, but 720p will 99.99% of the time work on G.. unless you have poor signal, or the person who encoded it was an idiot and used an insane bitrate.

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Well,I find the tips in ifunia blog that, Apple TV can play 1080p full HD videos, maybe Im wrong.

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