I have a Windows 8.1 Media server running Plex and iTunes as a service, all media is stored on two Direct Attached Storage Drobo’s. All media is for personal use. Have you ever had the same irritating issues about Apple TV 3 can’t play common videos like MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, M2TS(Blu-ray) and Video_TS only video and the audio is missing and other video files issue on Apple TV 3? I have tried Handbrake but failed. So, my question is that can I play all HD Videos on Apple TV 3 via iTunes?
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After googling “Convert HD video to Apple TV 3”, I found that Apple TV 3 only supports limited videos such as MP4 and need a few video converters have added the support of HD videos. Finally I take Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac <review> as a trial due to its concise interface, reasonable price and high HD video support. This Mac Video Converter presets a lot of HD video converting solutions for Apple TV, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, iTunes 12, Plex Media Server, PS4 Pro and Xbox One S Series. Windows version is Video Converter Ultimate.
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Enable MKV, AVI, FLV, M2TS(Blu-ray), Video_TS to play on Apple TV 3 via iTunes
Step 1: Run Pavtube Video to Apple TV 3 Converter for Mac, and click “Add Video” button to load your source files such as: MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, M2TS(Blu-ray), Video_TS etc. You can also load your source Blu-ray/DVD by clicking the disc icon.
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Note: The Mac Video Converter for ATV 3 will asks for Media Access Key when loading TiVo files.
Step 2: This Apple TV 3 Converter has multiple templates for Apple TV 1st Gen, Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3. To expect a great playback performance of your ATV 3, you should select “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” as output format. This format will ensure you 1080p quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through.
Don’t know how to set up 5.1 surround sound for Apple TV 3? Please read How to set up Apple TV for streaming HD videos with Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds.
Step 3: If necessary, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters in Settings. Presets like video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, channels can be customized to achieve a better video enjoyment on Apple TV 3.
Step 4: Convert HD videos for playing on ATV 3 with AC3 5.1 sound. Click Convert button to start encoding MKV, AVI, FLV, M2TS (Blu-ray), Video_TS to ATV 3 via iTunes on Mac. When the conversion is done, you are able to stream video from Mac to Apple TV 3. After use this top Video Converter for ATV3, you can solve your video and the audio is missing and other HD video files issue on Apple TV 3. Enjoy your time!
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