Quicktime can't play avi files. I use VLC for that. Also iTunes won't import avi files. Kinda hard to watch movies streaming over Apple TV if they aren't in iTunes....and that's what I'm shooting for.
Thanks for the replys!
It can open them with the right codec installed. You are correct however that VLC is much nicer for general video playback. As for the Apple TV, you are right that you need to have it in iTunes to stream it from your computer.
There are workarounds though. Some Mac apps allow you to stream to your Apple TV through AirPlay. This one looks good:http://www.maclife.c...ple_tv_airflick
I'm actually trying it out tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.
m1, my tests with Quicktime as a file converter have been mixed as far as file size is concerned. I think it depends a lot on the way the original was encoded. Some times it is the same, others larger and others larger. Its hit and miss.
Edited by Juan Sosa, 03 October 2011 - 0919 AM.