It is not a DNS issue because if it was the 1st gen ATV2 would also encounter the same problem. My network setup is as follows.
DSL enternet into Time Capsule. Time Capsule into 24 port Cisco Gig switch, ATV" 1st Gen and 2nd Gen hardwired into that switch aswell as two laptops on Wifi and two desktops hard wired.
All have Itunes home sharing and all run well until i try the atv2 2nd gen on movies that atv2 1st gen runs well.
If i was having a DNS problem my network would not allow me to browse.
Is this with streaming local content or renting through iTunes?
I was assuming you were doing the latter. If so, see below.
If you set up the ATV to use a DNS other than your ISPs then yes that would be an issue, that's what I am trying to get at. It would not have to do with browsing but would affect streaming on the device.
If you have set it up with the default DNS then that's fine.
If you're using home-sharing check firewall and any anti-virus.
As suggested take it in to see if it's a problem with your unit.
mainly the system is used for local streaming, if it was my firewall or antivirus both my atv2 1st and 2nd gen would both not work, i feel it is more then firewall, ports or antivirus, i have a feeling it is the format of the mp4, as m4v plays perfectly but mp4's that i have ripped from my dvd's are the issue.
but for me to re-rip them or even batch convert them would take days if not longer. I am running a test on my itunes and re-encoding a movie from mp4 to m4v to see if that solves the problem.
If it does that means it is a firmware bug and not firewalls, ports and all that :-)
i am hoping it works. Will post if it does.
That may be the case. There are differences in the compatibility and relates not only to the container but the complete encoding. Hope there is some success.
- H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format