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hi every one.

just wondering if there is a way that i can play my avi movie files from my mac to apple tv without having to convert them. my video camera only records AVI files. thanks in advance

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Depends on the generation of Apple TV we're talking about. Short version: probably not, but if its old enough there's probably a hack you can install if you're comfortable doing that sort of thing.
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thanks, but not into hacking lol I'm afraid i will break something i may just have to convert all the movies .

and idea of a user friendly good movie converter?

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Handbrake or Miro Video Converter will do the job nicely.

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You might give Beamer a try. Haven't tried it too much personally but it's supposed to be able to play AVI files on the ATV without transcoding. Current version requires Mavericks. If you need an older version click the support link at the top of the page linked to above.

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Beamer will work, but it should be considered a short-term solution only, since it uses undocumented APIs and hacks to work. Apple will likely close those loopholes in a future update.
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That's good to know. I hadn't thought of that being an issue. I was looking at it as one way to cut down on transcoding. Probably won't save me time though since most of the stuff I have not in an iTunes native format needs editing anyway so not much of a time saver.

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