I have an Apple TV and I want to join my XviD and Divx video into Apple TV- the 3rd generation for playback but there seems to be some problem with it. Which is the best way?
Apple TV is a hot media device for us watching movies. (Read Apple TV vs Chromecast comparison review) But just like other Apple devices it can only supports MP4, MOV, M4V videos. As you see, the XviD/Divx AVI isn’t in the supported format list. If you wanna view XviD/Divx files on your Apple TV, the best solution is to encode/re-encode XviD/Divx to Apple TV supported video format first. Here’s is how:
First of all, download and launch Pavtube Video Converterr Ultimate which would do XviD/Divx AVI to ATV conversion which only a few clicks. With it, you convert almost various formats of 1080p/720p HD videos including XviD/Divx AVI, MKV, VOB, MPG, TiVo, WMV to Apple TV friendly format for playback. It directly offers users an optimized pre-setting for Apple TV. Even if you don’t know what format is the best for Apple TV, you can also do it well. Meanwhile the quality of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. The equivalent Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.
Following is the guide about how to XviD/Divx file formats to M4V for Apple TV:
Step 1: Download and Install Apple TV Video Converter. Select your movie. Click “Add Video” to import your source materials in XviD/Divx format. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 2: Choose the output format. Click on Format > Apple TV. From the drop down menu, select the proper output format.
a. For Apple TV 3 users, Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v) is recommended.
b. For Apple TV 2 users, please select the Apple TV 2 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v).
c. For Apple TV users, Apple TV H.264 1280×720(*.m4v) will be better to keep the videos in HD.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface to optimize the output file quality.
Find no 5.1 Surround Sound from Apple TV, here is the solution. Actually, Apple TV cannot support AC3 5.1 audio track. While, we usually have the demand to get the full AC3 5.1 surround sound to let Apple TV pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver to take advantage of our surround sound system. This Apple TV Video Converter provides pre-set Apple TV profiles. The particular profiles are H.264 video files with AC3 5.1 pass through and AAC stereo. Both AC3 and AAC audio are retained so that you can either let Apple TV pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver to take advantage of your surround sound system, or have Apple TV decodes AAC and exports stereo audio
Step 4: After above settings, you can start the XviD/Divx to Apple TV conversion. Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted .m4v videos to Apple TV. As you see, now you can effortlessly watch XviD/Divx videos on Apple TV with the best quality. Besides mkv, you can also rip Blu-ray/DVD or convert MKV and MTS to play on Apple TV.