5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2011 7:26 PM by hashrogers
Techdogg Level 1 (0 points)
I don't think this is the same as the flickering issue or the frame dropping issue discussed by others. Thus, the new thread.

When streaming videos (movies or TV shows) from itunes to the ATV2 the picture will get pixelated with the missing portions turning green. The video will continue but the audio skips (exactly like a needle on a record player skipping back). If I exit the video to the menu then resume, the video plays fine for awhile until the problem arises again. To give you an example of the frequency, it happened about a dozen times during one 40 minute episode.

All software is updated to the latest versions and all hardware has been restarted. Content is encoded using handbrake using the ATV2 preset and then passed through MetaX for tags. The setup is as follows: stored on DROBO->firewire->iMac->802.11n(5Ghz)->Airport Extreme->ethernet->ATV2.

Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,576 points)
    Not seen any other similar reports.

    Your issue could be a bad HDMI cable or poor encoding, is there any pattern to these events.
  • Techdogg Level 1 (0 points)
    Haven't been able to see a pattern yet. I can watch a recently encoded movie (1-2hrs) without it happening once, but like I mentioned, it happened 12 times during a single 40 minute tv show. Both were encoded using same version of handbrake and ATV2 preset.

    About 2 months ago, I did replace the cables with monoprice HDMI cables. Maybe, I'll try swapping it out to see if that helps.

    Thanks!
  • gr8fl4295 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem with some movies. Doesn't happen all the time.
    Wondering if it has to do with down sizing a 1080 movie to 720.
  • Jon Walker Level 6 (18,345 points)
    Haven't been able to see a pattern yet. I can watch a recently encoded movie (1-2hrs) without it happening once, but like I mentioned, it happened 12 times during a single 40 minute tv show. Both were encoded using same version of handbrake and ATV2 preset.

    How do these two files compare in terms of total average data rate?

  • hashrogers Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem with the new apple TV2. Started recently. must have been after updating. It is very frustrating. i am watching a movie and the audio keeps skipping at times.