Thursday, December 20, 2012

How to stream video from PC/Mac to Apple TV?

Step-by-Step Guide to Stream video in MKV,AVI,WMV,DivX,MPEG from PC to Apple TV or from Mac to Apple TV


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Overview 

 
AirPlay, developed by Apple Inc. makes it possible for us to wirelessly stream video from PC to Apple TV/Apple TV 3/Apple TV 2 and stream video from Mac to Apple TV/Apple TV 3/Apple TV 2 to watch movies on the wide screen HD TV.

However, Airplay is limited to many video formats. Airplay can only work with those files that can be added to iTunes including MP4, MOV, and M4V. Any format iTunes cannot support like AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, XviD, MPEG, and FLV video format, Airplay will not steam. Even you steam your video by the help of some Airplay app; problems always occur when playing the movie files, such as airplay only audio and no video at all.

This article introduces an easy way to steam various video such as stream AVI, MKV, DivX, XviD, MP4, MOV, MPG, F4V, FLV, 3GP, MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, WebM, OGM, MXF, WTV etc from Widows PC to Apple TV and from Mac computer to Apple TV.

This guide is applied for:
  • Stream video in AVI, MKV, DIVX, XVID, MPG, WMV, etc from Mac/iMac/MacBook to Apple TV via Airplay
  • Stream video in AVI, MKV, DIVX, XVID, MPG, WMV, etc from PC to Apple TV via Airplay
  • Convert HD video, AVCHD video to 720p to stream AVCHD, HD from PC/Mac to Apple TV/Apple TV 2 via Airplay
  • Convert HD video, AVCHD video to 1080p to stream AVCHD/HD video from PC/Mac to Apple TV 3 via Airplay

Make Preparation: Run Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter


Free download the professional Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter - Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter (Mac Version, Windows Version), install and launch it.

Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter is professional all-in-one converter for iTunes! Benefiting from the most advanced conversion and efficient performance technology, Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter can convert various videos to iTunes video MP4, MOV with fast speed and high graphic and sound quality. Adding any movie files to iTunes 10.6 and the earlier version iTunes is never so fast and easy! It optimizes ready high quality video for all models and all types of Apple devices including iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

Step 1 Add files


Click "Add File" button to import files that Airplay cannot stream. 

Step 2 Set output profile


There are several situations according to your source video and how you choose to airplay your videos.
  • To stream stand definition AVI, XVID, DIVX, WMV, etc from Mac/iMac/Mac book/PC to Apple TV/Apple TV 2/Apple TV 3 via AirPlay, select Apple TV H.264 Video (*.mp4) from "Apple TV" category in the "Profile" drop-down.
  • To stream HD, AVCHD video from Mac/iMac/Mac book/PC to Apple TV or Apple TV 2 via AirPlay, select Apple TV H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) from "Apple TV" category in the "Profile" drop-down.
  • To AirPlay 1080p video to the new Apple TV 3, select Apple TV 3 H.264 1080p Video (*.mp4) from "Apple TV"category in the "Profile" drop-down.
 

  Step 3 Start Conversion

Click the button of "Convert" button to finish the conversion. 

Step 4 Stream the converted video files from your PC/Mac/iMac/Macbook to Apple TV


To Airplay movies from PC/Mac/iMac/Macbook to Apple TV, when the conversion is complete in Step 2, click "Open Folder" to locate the converted video files.

Start iTunes, and then choose File -> Add File to Library to import the converted video files to iTunes or simply drag and drop the converted files to the iTunes Movie Library.

Hit on "Play Movie" button in iTunes. The movie will start playing. You'll notice an AirPlay icon AirPlay iconin the bottom right corner of the iTunes application show up. Click it, select "Apple TV" and your video will begin streaming from Mac/iMac/Macbook/PC.



Conclusion


To airplay AVI, MKV, DivX, MP4, MOV, FLV and other Apple TV won't support format video from PC to Apple TV and from Mac to Apple for playing on television is so easy with the help of Bigasoft iTunes Video Converter. Free download the program now to enjoy fantastic movies right now. 

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4 comments:

  1. At random times, like when I move my Mac and it shifts positions, the display goes into the "negative" mode that you would get from pressing control+option+command+8. When I try pressing this, nothing happens though. I have also gone into System Preferences, Accessibility, but nothing seems to be wrong there. I do not know if this is normal and if I have just done something wrong, or if i have to go to imac repairs store. Thank

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  2. Hi. It seems that your problem has noting to do with this article. If you are consulting some technical issues, you may write to support@bigasoft.com to get some solutions.

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  3. Is there a way to stream WMV files to Apple TV without converting the file first? For example, I use the AirVideo app on my iPad to stream all kinds of video files (including WMV) from my PCs to my iPad. Is there a similar app that will work for Apple TV that will do this?

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