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Convert MP4 Videos to Apple TV Format for Playback

December 24th, 2013 by

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Is MP4 video playable on Apple TV?

When we try to add videos to Apple TV, we have to verify that the video format is compatible for use with Apple TV. According to their website, .mp4, .m4v and .mov are supported formats. However, sometimes we still encounter MP4 can't be played by Apple TV issue. The following article will give the answer and show how to solve the issue step by step.

Why Can't play MP4 on Apple TV? It may be due to one of the following reasons:

  • iTunes does not support AC-3 MP4. The Apple TV can't process the AC-3 signal. If no other sound tracks are available, Apple TV will play the movie without audio.
  • Apple TV 2 can't play 5.1 audio.
  • The mp4 videos are downloaded directly from video sharing websites, such as YouTube.
  • Frame Rate is too high.

How to Play Any MP4 by Apple TV?

In order to solve Apple TV can't play mp4 video issue, we'd better convert MP4 which can't be played well to Apple TV compatible format. Bigasoft Total Video Converter for Mac or Total Video Converter for Windows is a good choice to convert any video to Apple TV supported mp4, m4v or mov format.

Firstly , free download and install Bigasoft Total Video Converter Apple TV Video Converter. If you are using Mac, try this Apple TV Video Converter for Mac. Launch it and follow the steps to convert video to Apple TV supported file type.

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Step 1 Add videos

Press "Add File" button to import the unplayable MP4 to Bigasoft Apple TV Video Converter or drag it directly to the main interface.

Step 2  Select Apple TV H.264 Video (*.mp4) profile

Click "profile" and select 'Apple TV H.264 Video (*.mp4)' profile from the drop-down list as output format. In addition, if the original video is HD video, try 'Apple TV H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)' profile.

Step 3  Convert unplayable mp4 to Apple TV format

Click "Convert" button to start the converting from MP4 to Apple TV.

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Wait for a few minutes, the conversion will be finished and you can click "Open Folder" to get the output Apple TV compatible MP4 video. Just add it to iTunes and stream to Apple TV to play.

Bigasoft Total Video Converter also supports conversion from other formats, such as AVI, MKV, WMV file type which can't be played by Apple TV, to MP4, M4V or MOV. With this tool, you will be able to enjoy any video on your Apple TV. Free download Apple TV Converter here.

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