Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Convert AVI, MPG, WMV, MOV, ASF, RM, 3GP to Apple TV MP4

Now, Apple's iTV is on fire, what your opinion on enjoy movies on Apple TV? Got bunch of videos or DVD movies, and want to watch it on your Apple TV? Want to make the most use of your Apple TV? Why spend money on iTunes when you can use the Aneesoft Apple TV converter to convert movies you already own?

This guide shows how to convert almost any video file so that it can be played back on an Apple TV box. The process is very easy and should not take long to get going. The software used in this guide is Aneesoft Apple TV Converter, which can convert wov to Apple TV, avi to Apple TV, mp4 to Apple TV, wmv to Apple TV and more... in just a few clicks.

What kinds of videos and movies can play on Apple TV?

If you can't add or play a movie in iTunes or QuickTime Player, then you won't be able to convert it to play on Apple TV. Some examples of movies you can't add or play include WMV, AVI, DivX, RealMedia (rm), and Flash format files. According to Apple’s specifications, Apple TV-compatible files have different limits based on the encoder used. H.264 files can be up to 5 Mbps using the Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps. The maximum resolution is 1,280-by-720 pixels at 24 fps, and 960-by-540 pixels at 30 fps. MPEG-4 files can be up to 3 Mbps using the Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps. The maximum resolution is 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps. Although you’re unlikely to come up against the resolution limit for MPEG-4 files, you should choose H.264 in the converting process, since it gives you more flexibility in terms of data rate and generally looks better than MPEG-4.

Step1. Get the Right Apple TV Converter
Download and install the software in order to use Aneesoft Apple TV converter. Head over to aneesoft official page and download Aneesoft Apple TV Video Converter - a highly effective Apple TV converter. After the download is finished, run the aneesoft-apple-tv-video-converter-pro.exe file and follow the Installation Wizard instructions.

Step2. Run Aneesoft Apple TV Converter and Add Video files
Run Aneesoft Apple TV Converter, and click "+Add..." button to select videos. You can convert wov to Apple TV, avi to Apple TV, mp4 to Apple TV, wmv to Apple TV, etc. And you may add as many videos as you want to convert to Apple TV compatible files.

Step3. Choose preset and set up output for Apple TV
In the left bottom section of the Apple TV interface, in "Profile" tab select Apple TV H.264 video(MP4) in the output format drop-down menu.

Adjust audio and video parameters. This Aneesoft Apple TV Converter Pro allows users adjusting video and audio parameters like codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels to optimize the playback quality on Apple TV.

Step4. Start converting in the Apple TV converter
In the output directory section of the Aneesoft Apple TV converter, go to "Save to" to specify where the program should place your converted files. You can output videos anywhere, just make sure you have enough free space. After all are done, click the big "Start" button to begin converting AVI, MPG, WMV, MOV, ASF, RM, 3GP to Apple TV MP4.

* Edit videos: crop, trim, add effects, add watermark and deinterlace. Aneesoft Apple TV can let you edit videos to make it more personalized. You may edit video with unique editing features to trim, crop, adjust effect, add watermark and more.
* Batch conversion. Convert multiple videos at one time to save time.
* Built-in player for previewing. Before converting the video, you can preview your video/movie by the built-in player and take a snapshot for the desired movie images.
* If you are a MAC use, please refer to Aneesoft Apple TV Video Converter for Mac.

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