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Does Apple TV support streaming 720p MKV movies?


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#16 vetRadishTM

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 16:01

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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Posted 03 September 2010 - 16:32

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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#18 anthdci

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:20

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.

#19 goodbytes

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:55

http://firecore.com - making the ATV less rubbish every day.

#20 +Neotech085

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:28

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

bigasoft total video converter

#21 +Brando212

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:30

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

#22 Ryoken

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:27

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.

#23 Eileen61

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:44

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



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