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Does Apple TV support streaming 720p MKV movies?


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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:07

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


#2 Elliott

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:08

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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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:09

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.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:09

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

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:16

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

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:49

if you want that, buy this
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#7 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:51

if you want that, buy this
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I'm in the UK.

#8 matthewmarley

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:52

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

#9 rajputwarrior

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:53

I'm in the UK.


http://www.amazon.co...t/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.

#10 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:55

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.

#11 matthewmarley

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:56

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.

#12 Ironman273

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:57

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

#13 rajputwarrior

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:58

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

#14 EmpyreanUK

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 15:48

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 :(

#15 craybox

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 15:53

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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