1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 9, 2010 6:50 AM by Jolly Giant
squierjosh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
What movie formats does iTunes play? I have a collection of short home movies from a camcorder. They are currently in avi format. I'm interested in buying the Apple TV so I can stream home movies from iTunes to my TV upstairs. Will it play almost any format, or do I need to convert everything to Quicktime? Or some version of an mpeg?
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    squierjosh wrote:
    What movie formats does iTunes play?


    you might find [this|http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-ipod-v ideo-formats-and-display-resolutions> article helpful.

    I have a collection of short home movies ... in avi format.


    i believe if you install Perian, QuickTime will be able to export .avi files to an iTunes/Apple TV friendly format.

    alternatively, you could use HandBrake to convert those files. the app comes with pre-sets for e.g. Apple TV and iPod.

    I'm interested in buying the Apple TV so I can stream home movies from iTunes to my TV upstairs.
    Will it play almost any format


    go [here|http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html] for information on video formats Apple TV supports. not all that plays in iTunes will play on Apple TV.

    JGG



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