New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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jnyberg
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New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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Quick question: Will a video converted with the new Apple TV 2 preset work flawlessly on an older Apple TV?

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Rodeo
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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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No. It likely won't play at all (crash).

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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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But the opposite situation would be fine—videos encoded for the ATV1 will play flawlessly on the ATV2.

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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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I see. Has the Apple TV (1) preset then been updated in anyway in this new version of Handbrake?

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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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Only insomuch as to counteract changes in the libx264 defaults that would break compatibility. Otherwise it's the same preset as 0.9.4...

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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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jnyberg wrote:I see. Has the Apple TV (1) preset then been updated in anyway in this new version of Handbrake?
See also this topic discussion:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19582

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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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discless wrote:
jnyberg wrote:I see. Has the Apple TV (1) preset then been updated in anyway in this new version of Handbrake?
See also this topic discussion:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19582
That's completely unrelated. The AppleTV Legacy preset has nothing to do with 0.9.4's AppleTV preset.

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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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I understand that the ATV2 preset will generate video which is unplayable on a 1st gen ATV (and I've confirmed it, repeatedly). However, am I correct that going the other way should present no problems (i.e., playing on the ATV2 video handbraked using the 1st gen preset)? I ask this because I've now had three instances of 1st gen encoded video crashing XBMC on my ATV2. I I imagine that this might be related to the relative instability of XBMC running on a jailbroken ATV2 (even w XBMC 10.1), but I wanted to see if there are users who've had success in playing ATV1 encodes on ATV2?

thanks.

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Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

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Videos encoded with the AppleTV preset should play on a stock AppleTV 2. The crash you're experiencing is most likely an XBMC crash (can easily be tested by playing the file on a non-jailbroken AppleTV 2).

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