1. mjsavage's Avatar
    I am new to apple tv but I have a bunch of movies on my computer that play in iTunes and iPad but will not play on new apple TV. What is a good software to use to convert so can play on Apple TV? I am currently using Handbrake but it takes like 4.5 hours to convert one movie. I didn't know if there was anything out there that was faster without compromising quality.
    03-30-2012 11:51 AM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    I am new to apple tv but I have a bunch of movies on my computer that play in iTunes and iPad but will not play on new apple TV. What is a good software to use to convert so can play on Apple TV? I am currently using Handbrake but it takes like 4.5 hours to convert one movie. I didn't know if there was anything out there that was faster without compromising quality.
    I use Handbrake... feature movies take no more than 20-30 minutes max to rip to 720p.
    03-30-2012 11:56 AM
  3. mjsavage's Avatar
    I use Handbrake... feature movies take no more than 20-30 minutes max to rip to 720p.
    Must be my computer both cores are running at 100% I am getting about 10 fps when converting. I know the computer is going at full power because cant do anything else while converting.
    03-30-2012 02:09 PM
  4. Mella's Avatar
    What's the presets you use with Handbrake?
    Think you could set the output settings as "Apple TV, MP4 files" and right ratio~
    04-01-2012 04:55 AM
  5. Bias X's Avatar
    Apple TV 2 is probably the best standard preset to choose from.
    I overkill it when I rip DVDs though
    04-01-2012 12:19 PM
  6. mjsavage's Avatar
    What's the presets you use with Handbrake?
    Think you could set the output settings as "Apple TV, MP4 files" and right ratio~
    That is what I have Set on Apple Tv 2 setting mp4. It also about doubles the size of the file from like 700mb 720p to now 1.6 GB once converted. It isn't that big of a deal since it is used for Apple tv but would if put on iPad.
    04-02-2012 12:07 PM
  7. bujin's Avatar
    I use AirVideo, which has a PC Video Server capable of converting vids, or streaming with Live Convert. Works like a charm for me (but I don't know your original format).
    04-03-2012 09:13 AM
  8. rich67's Avatar
    I simply use UNIVERSAL, NORMAL to preserve quality and keep sizes comparable. If it's a good quality movie and I want to keep it that way, then I select HIGH PROFILE and LARGE FILE SIZE. That setting is usually best if I plan on doing some editing in iMovie and then re-encoding it.
    04-04-2012 02:53 PM
  9. Mella's Avatar
    If on Mac OS, maybe you could turn to Mac App Store to get some programs like this to do you a favor.
    04-19-2012 04:55 AM
  10. avmsam's Avatar
    i wonder if handbrake is gonna release presets for apple tv 3.
    04-20-2012 08:31 PM
  11. xxmaxx82's Avatar
    I use aimersoft video converter ultimate to convert to atv2 format and stream quality is great.
    04-29-2012 02:38 AM
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