Apple TV incompatible with certain movie formats

12 November 2015, 09:00



Here’s a nice catch by the excellent Kirk McElhearn: The all-new Apple TV 4 is proving incompatible amongst users with certain movie file formats:

It seems, that in some cases, the issue is the bit rate used to rip DVDs or Blu-Rays. One forum poster reported the following:

Works: Low Complexity, MPEG-4 video file, 1079 kbps, 720 × 304, MPEG-4 video codec
Does Not Work: Low Complexity, MPEG-4 video file, 1296 kbps, 720 × 404, MPEG-4 video codec
Works: Low Complexity, MPEG-4 video file, 4380 kbps, 720 × 540, H.264 video codec
Does Not Work: Low Complexity, MPEG-4 video file, 2026 kbps, 720 × 540, MPEG-4 video codec

I can see Apple fixing this in a future iOS update, and it’d be interesting to see if iPhones and iPads have the same limitations, but for the moment be careful when ripping and encoding your own video files.

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