Best Way to Stream AVI Files to Apple TV (4)

How to stream AVI via Apple TV 4/3/2 wirelessly and play AVI files on TV? Here gives you the best way to converting AVI files to ATV (4), check it out.. 


Undoubtedly, Apple TV is a wonderful digital media player, as its ability to enable us to enjoy various of movies, videos, TV shows and music on a widescreen HDTV with our friends and family. But, for your information, not all video formats are able to be accepted by Apple TV. 

According to Apple TV user's feedbacks and comments, many of them have encountered with troubles in playing some videos in kinds of formats, such as AVIWMV, FLV, MKV, etc. Then we can't help asking can Apple TV support AVI video files? If you wish to stream your AVI movies and videos through Apple TV 4/3/2, you'll be disappointed since most AVI files are not supported by Apple TV except those encoded with Motion JPEG. No worry, this article will show you the easy solution to solve AVI playback issues on Apple TV (4).



Here the an easy workaround to get your AVI video working with Apple TV effortlessly is to change the format from AVI to Apple TV friendly format, like MP4, MOV or M4V. There are a long list of video converter programs available and one of the best names in this category is Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac which will help you to complete the AVI to Apple TV conversion task. This program spells simplicity, efficiency and quality. It can convert all kinds of AVI, MKV, MOV, VOB, FLV, WMV, MTS files to Apple TV 4/3/2, iPhone, iPad, TV more supported video format. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark to your original videos. 

Apart from that, it can also make ISO from any videos for backup without compressing any image quality anddownload online videos from 300+ popular sites like YouTube, BBC, Vimeo, Facebook, etc. using this AVI to ATV converter. If you are Windows users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to convert AVI videos for using on Apple TV.

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Step by Step instructions to convert AVI to Apple TV compatible format

Step 1. Import AVI videos

Install and launch the AVI Converter for ATV, and click "Add File > Add multi-files" or "Add File > Add Folder" button to load your AVI files. Then the uploaded files will appear as thumbnails on the software interface. The software supports batch conversion so that you can add several AVI files to convert at one time. You can also download and add Internet torrents movies for transferring to Apple TV.



Step 2. Select Apple TV compatible format 

Click on the dropdown menu of "Select Format" to open drop down menu. Click "Device > Apple". The Apple TV 4/3/2/1 output format is optimized to contain best settings and ATV AVI codec for playback process. Then you can set the output folder by clicking "..." icon as you need.



Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters 

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 according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

You can take the following adjustment as your reference:

  • Video-codec: H.264, Resolution: 1920*1080, Frame Rate: 24 fps, Bit rate: higher value
  • Audio-codec: AAC, Channel: 2 Channels stereo, Sample Rate: 44100Hz, Bit Rate: higher value

To get AC3 5.1 auido files, you can set audio codec to AC3 and change audio channels to 5.1 Channels.

Note: By choosing this format, you will get two sound tracks in the result M4V video, one is stereo, and the other is AC3 encoded Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through. When your Apple TV is connected to audio receiver, the 5.1 surround sound will work. When ATV is connected to your HDTV only, the stereo track will work.

Step 4. Start converting AVI to Apple TV (4) 

Next click the "Start" button at the bottom right corner to initiate the AVI to Apple TV conversion on Mac (OS Sierra) or Windows. After conversion, get converted video files for transferring to ATV 4 from Mac/Windows. In this way, you can get AVI files playable on Apple TV (4) without problems.

How to play converted AVI on Apple TV (4) smoothly


Via AirPlay: Firstly, to use AirPlay, you need to prepare one of the following devices: iPhone 4 (or later), iPad, iPad mini, or iPod touch (4th generation or later). Add the converted AVI movies to iTunes and sync to your iOS device.

Secondly, be sure iOS device and Apple TV are in the same Wi-Fi network; start play the video on your device, and then swipe up from the bottom of your device screen to access Control Center and tap AirPlay; finally, tap the name of the device you want to AirPlay to.

Via iTunes: Firstly, add the converted AVI videos to iTunes. Then, go to iTunes > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure "Look for Apple TVs" is selected.

Secondly, on your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > "Connect to iTunes," and note the passcode displayed; in iTunes, select the Apple TV (below Devices), and enter the passcode.

Thirdly, click the Summary button and select one of "Automatic Sync" and "Custom Sync". 

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