As you know, Apple TV has been redesigned to be small in size but big on entertainment, which allows you to use an HDTV set to view photos, play music and watch video that originated from limited Internet services or a local network. The supported Internet media services include iTunes Store, Flickr, MobileMe, Netflix, YouTube and Rotten Tomatoes. And Apple TV can sync or stream music and videos from a computer running iTunes. However, not all video formats are accepted by Apple TV.
Now, Apple TV supports the following audio and video formats:
Apple TV Video:
H.264 up to 720p at 30 frames per second
MPEG-4 up to 720*432 (432p) or 640*480 pixels at 30 fps
Apple TV Audio:
FairPlay protected AAC
MP3? (16-320kbit/s, with VBR)
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The Foxreal Video Converter will be your best choice. It is a powerful Apple TV Video Converter that supports every video to Apple TV conversion with high quality, such as MKV to Apple TV, MTS to Apple TV, FLV to Apple TV, WMV to Apple TV, VOB to Apple TV, AVI to Apple TV, 3GP to Apple TV and more.
How to convert video to Apple TV via the best Apple TV Converter?
Step 1: Load video files into this program
Click or directly drag/drop videos from your local sources to this program
Step 2: Select the best video format for Apple TV
From “Format” drop-download list, you could easily choose Apple TV video/audio formats, like Apple TV H.264 (*.mp4), Apple TV MPEG-4 (*.mp4) and more. (Please view the snapshot as below)
But which video format is the best for Apple TV? Apple TV H.264 720*480 (*.mp4) at 30fps is recommended here, which can keep the output video with high quality as well as its original quality. Or, if you like, to choose 1280*720, 720*432 and other resolution can also give you good output quality.
Settings – Allow to customize the output settings by adjusting audio/video parameters, like bitrate, frame rate, codec, file size, channels, sample rate (After clicking “Settings”, you will view the picture as below).
Merge into one file – Support to combine multiple video clips into a large one for smooth playback.
Step 3: Convert video to MP4 for Apple TV
Once the above settings are completed, you can easily click “Convert” to start the video to Apple TV conversion. Based on its perfect video and audio sync technology and CUDA technology, you will get the converted .mp4 files from its default folder within a short time. Then, you can transfer and play video on Apple TV via iTunes for great entertainment!