What Audio and Movie formats are supported on Apple TV ?

Apple TV is a digital media receiver manufactured, marketed and sold by Apple. It is a small form-factor network appliance designed to play digital content originating from the iTunes store, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe or any Mac OS X or Windows computer running iTunesonto an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television. If you owned the Apple TV, you should know how to improve your entaintment life and read this list of Apple TV Supported Video & Audio Formats.

Apple TV can function as either a home theater-connected iPod device or a digital media receiver, depending on the needs of the user.


Here, we will show you 4 part to list various file formats tested playing natively on the Apple TV or other issue when you met the Apple TV unsupported Video/Audio formats.

Part A: Apple TV Supported Video Formats
Part B: Apple TV Supported Audio Formats
Part C: Other Video and Audio Options
Part D: Applet TV Video Conversion Software

A: Natively Video Formats on Apple TV:

*H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
*iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels, 640 by 480 pixels, 720 by 480 pixels (anamorphic), or high-definition 720p
*MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

B: Best Audio Formats for Apple TV:

*AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
*Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
*MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
*Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
*Apple Lossless
*Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through

C: Other Video and Audio Options

If the video/movie files you want to view are in a format that is not supported by the Apple TV system, you may be able to convert them into a compatible format with Apple TV Video Converter Ultimate. For Mac users, you can use Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

D: Applet TV Video Conversion Software:

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4. Top Ultimate Video Converter: Need an excellent all-in-one solution to convert any media files, including rental or purchased Blu-ray, DVD, HD videos from Camcorders, all standard videos, Tivo, online YouTube videos, TV shows, movies downloads etc for playing on Applet TV? All these can be solved with an easy-to-use video and audio converter. Read here.
5. Top DRM Removal: We can’t stream iTunes purchased or rented TV shows to Applet TV because of the Apple’s Fairplay DRM protection unless we have a DRM converting tool to strip the iTunes DRM protection, and then do an iTunes m4v to Applet TV compatible formats recording without quality loss. Read here.

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