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How to Successfully AirPlay AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, MP4, MOV Movie Files to Apple TV?

Easy Steps to AirPlay Various Video files to Apple TV for Play on Television

May 14th, 2012 Updated by Bigasoft Support

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AirPlay, developed by Apple Inc. makes it possible for us to wirelessly stream digital content like movies, music, and photos from iPad, iPod, iPhone, or computer to television with Apple TV 2 (2nd generation) or new Apple TV 3.

However, Airplay isn't universal streaming application. There is still format limitation for steaming. Any format iTunes cannot support like AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, XviD, and FLV video format, Airplay will not steam. Even you steam your video by the help of some Airplay app; problems always occur when playing the movie files, such as airplay only audio and no video at all.

This article introduces an easy way to AirPlay various video files to Apple TV from Mac/PC/Macbook/iMac/iPad/iPhone for play including AirPlay AVI, MKV, DivX, XviD, MP4, MOV, MPG, F4V, FLV, 3GP, MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, WebM, OGM, MXF, WTV etc. It even helps to AirPlay various 1080p video formats on the new Apple TV 3.

This guide is applied for:

  • Convert AVI, MKV, WMV, DIVX, XVID, MPG, etc to iPad/iPhone compatible video to wireless stream to HDTV via Apple TV by Airplay
  • Stream video in AVI, MKV, DIVX, XVID, MPG, etc from iMac/MacBook/PC to Apple TV via Airplay
  • Convert HD video, AVCHD video to 720p to stream to Apple TV/Apple TV 2 via Airplay
  • Convert HD video, AVCHD video to 1080p to stream to Apple TV 3 via Airplay
  • Download 1080p/720p videos from YouTube to stream to Apple TV

Make Preparation: Run Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter

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Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter is professional all-in-one converter for iTunes! Benefiting from the most advanced conversion and efficient performance technology, Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter can convert various videos to iTunes video MP4, MOV with fast speed and high graphic and sound quality. Adding any movie files to iTunes 10.6 and the earlier version iTunes is never so fast and easy! It optimizes ready high quality video for all models and all types of Apple devices including iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

Step 1 Add files

Click "Add File" button to import files that Airplay cannot stream.

How to AirPlay AVI, WMV

Step 2 Set output profile

There are several situations according to your source video and how you choose to airplay your videos.

  • To stream stand definition AVI, XVID, DIVX, WMV, etc from Mac/iMac/Mac book/PC to Apple TV/Apple TV 2/Apple TV 3 via AirPlay, select Apple TV H.264 Video (*.mp4) from "Apple TV" category in the "Profile" drop-down.
  • To stream HD, AVCHD video from Mac/iMac/Mac book/PC to Apple TV or Apple TV 2 via AirPlay, select Apple TV H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) from "Apple TV" category in the "Profile" drop-down.
  • To AirPlay 1080p video to the new Apple TV 3, select Apple TV 3 H.264 1080p Video (*.mp4) from "Apple TV"category in the "Profile" drop-down.
  • To Airplay stand definition AVI, XVID, DIVX, WMV from iPad/iPod touch to Apple TV, select iPad H.264 video (*.mp4) from "iPad" category in the "Profile" drop-down.
  • To Airplay AVI, XVID, DIVX, WMV from iPhone to Apple TV, select iPhone H.264 video for TV (*.mp4) from "iPhone" category in the "Profile" drop-down.

Set Apple TV supported Format

Step 3 Start Conversion

Click the button of "Convert" button to finish the conversion.

Step 4 Stream the converted video files from your PC/Mac/iMac/Macbook to Apple TV or from iOS devices iPod/iPhone/iPad to Apple TV

To Airplay movies from PC/Mac/iMac/Macbook to Apple TV, when the conversion is complete in Step 2, click "Open Folder" to locate the converted video files.
Start iTunes, and then choose File -> Add File to Library to import the converted video files to iTunes or simply drag and drop the converted files to the iTunes Movie Library.
Hit on "Play Movie" button in iTunes. The movie will start playing. You'll notice an AirPlay icon AirPlay icon in the bottom right corner of the iTunes application show up. Click it, select "Apple TV" and your video will begin streaming from Mac/iMac/Macbook/PC.

How to Airplay Video from PC/Mac/iMac/Macbook to Apple TV

To Airplay movie AVI, MKV, DivX, XVID, MP4, WMV, etc from iOS devices iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, click "Open Folder" to locate the converted video and drag to iTunes and transfer to iPad/iPhone/iPod touch. Tap the AirPlay icon in a video app. Then videos will be streamed to your HDTV via your Apple TV.


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