In March, Apple announced the new Apple TV 3 featuring 1080p programming including iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and more in HD. Thousands of HD movies and TV shows in up to
1080p HD from iTunes, Netflix, YouTube and Vimeo league on your widescreen TV. AirPlay even lets you wirelessly stream what's on your iOS device to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV.
The only fly in the ointment is that iTunes and Apple TV still cannot import, stream and play 1080p HD video which is in MKV, AVI, WTV, WMV, FLV, WebM, AVCHD, MPG, DivX, MXF, and VOB etc format. If you have some AVI movies and wanna play them on the new Apple TV 1080p, what will you do? In this article, I will share my solution about converting AVI to new Apple TV 3 compatible H.264 MP4 video format with best video quality.
Before the AVI to new Apple TV 3 converting, you should google to download a top AVI to Apple TV 3 Converter software to help you transcode AVI to Apple TV 3. Here I take Brorsoft's Video Converter as an example, which can fast and easily convert AVI, MKV, MPEG, Xvid, DivX, ASF, SWF, WMV, FLV, MOD, TOD, WTV, WebM, F4V, BIK, AVCHD, MXF, MVI, and RMVB in 720p, 1080i, 1080p or even high resolution to iTunes 10.6 and Apple TV 3 supported 1080p or 720p H.264 video format for easy play HD video on Apple TV 3, iPad 3 with CUDA/AMD. It even enables to convert various video formats to iTunes supported MPEG-4 format to successfully play all kinds of videos on iTunes/Apple TV/Apple TV 2/ iPad2/iPad/iPhone4/iPhone3GS/iPhone3G/iPod/Apple TV. Below is a guide for you, you will know how to convert AVI to ATV 3 easily.
Step 1: Install and run the best AVI Converter for Apple TV 3 ( or AVI to Apple TV 3 Converter for Mac ). Click the button “File” to add video files to it.
Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “HD video > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” which is the compatible format for Apple TV 3. You can also choose the format from the “Apple TV” sublist, which are all compatible for the new Apple TV. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. Since the new Apple TV can support H.264 video up to 1080p, you can set the video size as 1920*1080 to play videos on Apple TV with full HD 1080p resolution if your source video is in 1080p.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert video to MP4 for the new Apple TV 3 immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
After the short conversion, you ill be able to get the output files for Apple TV 3 via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can sync and copy AVI movies to the new Apple TV 3 for enjoying with high quality.