Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2011 1:58 PM (in response to Jonathan Pabalate)Jonathan, Apple may think it's as intended, but I think it's garbage.....
It worked FINE before their inane 'updates'. now I can't use it *AS I INTENDED*.
That's THEIR problem to fix. Not mine. It's IRRELEVANT to me that they think it's fine now. As a customer who's purchased a LOT of apple hardware (and now I won't) it doesn't cut it. Period.Macbook 2.13GHz (White), iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to TheDuck1971)"I ripped another of my dvd's to the exact specification that apple says iOS 4.3 supports. Guess what, it works. Apple has decided that that the 680 X 480 is best for streaming, and content on all iOS devices. 680 content is very pixilated on a big hd screen. I am convinced this is by design, and not by a bug.
Irrelevant to me. It worked as I intended before their stupid updates. Let me go back to the old firmware and waste MY bandwidth on MY internal network. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH APPLE WHAT I DO IN MY HOUSE.Macbook 2.13GHz (White), iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2011 4:54 PM (in response to Mozy34)
I had one AppleTV 2 with the original software and all my ripped DVDs worked perfectly, so I went out and bought 2 more so I could stream to a tv on each floor in my home. Then I updated all three to the new software and now all my Blu-Ray disks play video fine but the sound is gone.
I keep hoping to find a comment that Apple has fixed this issue.
Apple, how about a little luck here? You've got me in a mess. I bought three ATV2's and now it is too late to take them back!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2011 9:57 PM (in response to Beave)
Hi Beave, not sure if my suggestion might help you.
If your conversion program has the advanced settings option, pls change the output audio channels to 2 or stereo instead of 6.
For your existing converted files you may download Handbrake to re-encode them to Apple TV2 supported format.
Met the similar problem after the upgrade to iOS 4.3. All my converted movie collections with Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac did not have sound anymore. Based on the suggestions from Pavtube tech support I then changed the audio to aac 2 channels. Now all the converted movies works with my iPad and Apple TV.
But I just cannot get the 6 channels surround sound anymore. Apple, please, please help release a bugfix to add back the support for aac 6 channels...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2011 1:01 PM (in response to Mozy34)
Thanks CaptainCook, your suggestion works for me. Unfortunately I have over 145 movies that will not play so it is going to take a long time, but at least I have a work-around.
I appreciate you taking time to help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2011 12:52 PM (in response to Mozy34)
First time poster, long time reader.
If you don't want to downgrade (I enjoy my 5 channel Netflix and AirPlay thanks), the workaround I'm using is the AirVideo app.
The catch is that you need an iPhone or iPad to make this happen. So if you own one, read on....
AirVideo serves up all your media files to your iPad from designated folders on your computer or NAS (not just m4v or mp4 or iTunes). Pick what you want to play on the iPad (or iPhone), then flip it over to the AppleTV using the AirPlay icon. When you do this, select 'Play with Live Conversion' and Voila! it works! Essentially, its transcoding the file on the fly for you so that the ATV just sees the 2 channels and doesnt choke on the 5 or 6.
The original reason I started using this was to get video from my NAS to my iPad, and then I realized that the newly released Beta version was AirPlay video compatible, not just audio.
I tried it this morning and its working without a problem. My guess is that older computers will have a problem with the 'live conversion' option, but you can download the free version of the app to see if it works first.
It takes 5 minutes to set up. Hella awesome.....it also mentions the abilty to stream over the internet but I havent tried that out yet....I'm thinking iPad in the car or airport with access to my entrire library would be nice
Hope this helps somebody, I have been really ****** off about the lack of support from Apple and this at least makes my library work again without having to downgrade my iOS or re-encode all my movies.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2011 4:19 AM (in response to kirkpants)
Great tip Kirkpants.
I have just set up a dynamic DNS service to my iMac which means that I should be able to stream my movies to my iPad, perfect.
Not sure I will use it for watching on the tele but its a great idea.
Thanks for posting!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2011 3:33 PM (in response to philiporeilly)
Ditto. The new update solved it for apple tv. About time.
iPad still doesn't work with these movies though.....it's odd, if I am attempting to watch a movie on the iPad (where the sound is jacked) and then go ahead and airplay it over to apple tv, it works just fine.
The other funny thing is that the movies I have encoded with 2 channel as my first audio track and 5.1 as my second audio track the apple tv actually plays the 5.1 track! Movies with just the 5.1 it downgrades to 2.
Obv still some bugs in there.