2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 1:11 PM by Alley_Cat
Indie13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Looking for help in this matter...


AppleTV 2, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: Is it possible to drag and drop .avi video files into my Itunes movie library so that I can watch them using Apple TV?
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

     

    No, you can't play AVI's on the Apple TV.

     

    Video formats supported

    • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower 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

     

    Audio formats supported

    • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through

     

    Photo formats

    • JPEG, GIF, TIFF.
  • 2. Re: Is it possible to drag and drop .avi video files into my Itunes movie library so that I can watch them using Apple TV?
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    You need to convert them using a suitable application.  Handbrake is a free open source converter with AppleTV presets.  There are many others eg MPEGStreamclip.

     

    If you have an iOS device you may find an app which will allow you to import avis and then airplay them.