12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2010 12:29 PM by Winston Churchill
aaroncou87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Anytime I play my HD rips on the apple tv is really struggles with either fast moving scenes, or bright outdoor scenes, choppy video until it returns to either a dark or slow moving scene. the HD files play fine on my PC with no choppiness. please help!!!

Apple TV, Other OS
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,595 points)
    Most likely poor encoding.
  • aaroncou87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks what i was thinking but when i was on another forum, they said the apple tv universal setting would be the best, i am using Handbrake
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,595 points)
    In my opinion you've answered your own question. Use mpegstreamclip to convert home made DVDs.
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,960 points)
    Universal setting will be a compromise for a variety of devices, AppleTV preset should be better for AppleTV, but panning is often an issue anyway I find.

    Also, if you're using an older version try one of the nightly builds.
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,960 points)
    Winston Churchill wrote:
    Use mpegstreamclip to convert home made DVDs.


    MPEGStreamclip does not get the recognition it deserves in my opinion, very useful tool for the video toolkit.
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    i use handbrake (and the appletv preset) 100% of the time and have never had any issues with it at all. Never had any panning issues or choppy playback.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,595 points)
    Not at my computer right now, are you sure there are any Apple tv presets for HD exports in handbrake.
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    Winston Churchill wrote:
    Not at my computer right now, are you sure there are any Apple tv presets for HD exports in handbrake.


    i never said there was.
    but to make the appletv preset HD all you need to do is adjust the resolution settings to suit.
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,960 points)
    Chenks wrote:
    i use handbrake (and the appletv preset) 100% of the time and have never had any issues with it at all. Never had any panning issues or choppy playback.


    Fair enough, but I've often found panning in any digital video a bit jumpy on AppleTV.

    I can remember an episode of lost I purchased from iTunes having awful panning compared to the DVD I later rented.

    Was it the encoding, AppleTV, combination of AppleTV/TV, don't know, but as much as I love my AppleTVs there's a silky smooth quality that's missing in comparison to viewing say on the PS3 or a DVD. Convenience of AppleTV means viewing on DVD/PS3 is maybe 1% of my viewing habits these days at most. Speaks for itself really.
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    Alley_Cat wrote:
    I can remember an episode of lost I purchased from iTunes having awful panning compared to the DVD I later rented.


    is that not a 50/60Hz issue ?
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,960 points)
    Long time ago, and I think I played with both settings and it didn't make much difference.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,595 points)
    I have to change frequency for itms movies on one tv but on my others, so it appears to depend on the tv.