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Apple TV & AVI movies in ITUNES


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I recently purchased an apple tv being told that i can watch movies from my hard drive through itunes over my home network. First none of my movies are in a format to watch through itunes. How do i watch AVI movies in Itunes without having to convert hundred of GB of movies over?

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Try AirFlick Want to stream to ATV2 without JailBreaking it... Then this might be for you !!!
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Jailbreak and install XBMC
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use Handbrake to convert the files and add to iTunes.

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If it were me, as mrplow stated in the last option - I'd convert it - if for no other reason then if you ever plan to have an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad you'll want it in a container and codec that will be compatible. Plus, depending on the nature of your machine, transcoding on the fly to support video even through airflick may not work well - you'll have to try it.

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