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Apple TV news!
Pros and cons of Apple TV
  • Apple TV Reviews: ixbt.com, ipone.mforum, pctuner.ru.
  • What is Apple TV?
    Apple TV is a digital media player developed by Apple. Allows you to play on the TV screen media content hosted in iTunes.
    Is able to:
    - show YouTube without any problems: there is both a built-in client and streaming from iPad / iPhone.
    - plays the home collection of iTunes with a PC
    - Built-in iTunes store allows you to buy movies or rent them

  • What are the modifications?
    At the moment there are 2 modifications of this device.
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    2007 model and the 2010 model.
  • What is the difference?
    In the 2007 model (hereafter ATV1) there is a hard disk, and thus there were 2 options for viewing video - by synchronizing data on the hard disk, parallel data transfer (hereinafter referred to as streaming). In the 2010 model (hereafter ATV2) there is no hard disk and the data is transmitted by streaming. A significant advantage of ATV2 compared with ATV1 is also a more powerful processor (Apple A4), which allows you to play more demanding hardware video. See below for details.


  • Features playing video on Apple TV
    Container support (both versions)
    M4V - supports AC-3 audio tracks, chapters, 3GPP subtitles
    MP4 - does not support AC-3 audio tracks on Apple TV, does not support chapters
    MOV - does not support AC-3 audio tracks on Apple TV, supports chapters
    Recommendation: use M4V with AC-3 tracks, otherwise use MP4 or MOV
    Restriction on maximum video resolution (both versions)
    1280 pixels in width and 720 in height, while the number of frames per second is 25fps. (For a 2010 model, 30fps is acceptable)
    For videos with a width of less than 960 pixels, 30fps is acceptable.
    FullHD (1920x1080) is not supported !!!
    Recommendation: for compatibility with both versions, use when creating rips with interlace and fps 29.97 or 30 fps resolution of 960xHHH.
    Codec video only H264 / MPEG-4 AVC. Other codecs are Xvid, Divx, etc. not supported!


  • Codec coding parameters:
    For the 2007 model:
    Codec Profile - should not be more [email protected] (at higher values ​​the video will not work).
    CABAC - should be turned off (it will work when turned on, but video may jam, video sync is possible)
    Reference Frames - the optimal value of 2-3 ref (sometimes it works with a lot of ref, but this is all individually)
    Weighted P-Frames - must be turned off (if frames are turned on, they will periodically overlap each other).

    For the 2010 model:
    Codec Profile - should not be more [email protected] (at higher values ​​the video will not work).
    Reference Frames - no more than 9-10 ref
    Audio outputs and codecs.
    The 2007 model has two audio outputs: RCA (stereo sound only, supported AAC codec) and Optical (Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, supported AAC and AC-3 codecs).
    The 2010 model has only Optical output (Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, supported AAC and AC-3 codecs).
    Recommendation: For versatility, we do 5.1 in AC-3, 2.0 in AAC.


Personal experience using Apple TV
Home collection
Using the iTunes Home Collection, you can conveniently share your iTunes library on your home network of up to five computers. You can also use your home collection to play iTunes content on iOS and Apple TV devices connected to your home Wi-Fi network. In this collection, you can add video format MP4, this format supports itunes.
Connection
PC and Apple TV must be connected to the same network! It is desirable to configure the network addresses manually. On the router, forcibly register which IP addresses correspond to the MAC addresses of your devices. On the PC, run the iTunes program, select File - Home Collection - Enable Home Collection. In the window that opens, enter your Apple ID and password. Then turn on the home collection. On Apple TV choose Computers - Include Home Collection . In the window that opens, enter your Apple ID and password . Then enter the main menu and select Computers . Your Home Collection is in front of you.

What to do if the Home Collection is not visible on Apple TV?
In most cases, when binding IP addresses to the PC and the prefix, the problems are solved. I have installed Windows 7x64 Ultimate, the problem has remained. Here will be given links to the description of the problems with the Home Collection and possible solutions:
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Install yourself on PC MAC OS!
Personally, I solved the problem with the collection as follows: I installed my MAC OS on my PC. Immediately solved all the problems. The choice is yours.

Programs for playing video from PC to Apple TV
Airplay - universal program of apple devices.
With AirPlay, you can transfer picture and sound wirelessly from iOS devices to an HD TV and speakers via Apple TV. Or duplicate video from the display on the big screen. Photos from the holidays, blockbusters, new games - now all this will appear on your TV thanks to AirPlay and Apple TV.

Air video hd - a solution for watching your movies from PC hard drives.
For installation you will needAir video serverand applicationAir Video HD from the App Store. The application is a paid price of 100 rubles. To support AC3 audio, you need to download the VLC player with codecs. I use this program all the time. Reproduces all formats.

VLC Streamer
#90Attention! The program is paid.

Beamer
For those who have a Mac - a small program with great potential. Plays all formats, supports embedded and external subtitles, supports 5.1 Surround Sound Support and more. You can see in detailhere.

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Members! If you use other programs to play videos from your PC, then tell everyone about it. Your post will be listed in the header. Thank you for understanding.

Apple TV Video Converters
How to make a Russian search on Apple TV
  • For those who have an Ipad available, Iphone recommend to download the programRemote it is completely free and available in AppStore and on the official website Apple . Download the application, install. Open the application and connect to Apple TV and your home collection on the PC. Program Remote allows you to manage the console and make a search in the applications in Russian.
  • If you do not have an apple device, I recommend to purchase a bluetooth keyboard. The choice of the manufacturer is yours. And you can enter the name in the search in Latin, the device also understands you.
How to output system sound from Windows to Apple TV?
PlexConnect
Instructions for setting up PlexConnect fromkon-fu 31.05.2015 - Instruction
PlexConnect
Year of issue: 2013
System requirements:
MacOSX 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
Windows (XP minimum)
Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) or newer
RPM for Fedora 14 or newer.
RPM for CentOS 6 or newer.
Interface language: English (Russian in process)
Description: This is not a jailbreak.
Supported firmware: 5.1.1-6.0.1
Supported Apple devices:
Apple TV 2G, Apple TV 3G

Attention! Information provided from the siteinmac.org . The described installation method does not give a 100% guarantee of the performance of the PC-Apple TV bundle. Discussion of this program and solving installation problems is discussed. here .
Windows
Installation software

Installation Procedure
1. Install Python 2.7.5.
2. Install and run Plex Media Server.
3. In the Plex Media Server interface that opens, add a folder with your video, music, and photo. The program itself will find your files recognizes and adds tags to video files and music files. By default, it collects information from US servers by downloading the plugin.Film Search, you can add a description to the files in Russian.
4. Downloadpluginand copy the file (or folder in Windows) kinopoisk.bundle:
MAC OSX:
/ Users / *** Your User Name *** / Library / Application Support / Plex Media Server / Plug-ins /

Windows:
C: \ Users \ *** Your User Name *** \ AppData \ Local \ Plex Media Server \ Plug-ins \

When adding a folder with movies, in the additional settings we indicate Agent - Kinopoisk.RU
5. Unzip the downloaded archive PlexConnect and copy to any folder on your PC.
6. Open the folder with PlexConnect, find the file Settings.py open it with Notepad or any other text editor. Change the lines highlighted in bold text. Everything else is left unchanged.
#! / usr / bin / env python
import sys
from os import sep
import ConfigParser
from Debug import * # dprint ()

"""
Global Settings ...
PMS: plexgdm, ip_pms, port_pms
DNS: ip_dnsmaster - IP of Router, ISP's DNS, ... [dflt: google public DNS]
IP_self: enable_plexconnect_autodetect, ip_plexconnect - manual override for VPN usage
Http:port_webserver - override when using webserver + forwarding to PlexConnect
Https:port_ssl, certfile, enable_webserver_ssl - configure SSL portion or webserver
"""
g_settings = {\
'enable_plexgdm': ('True', 'False'), \
'ip_pms': ('192.168.178.10',), \change the value to the address of your PC (192.168.0.102)
'port_pms': ('32400',), \
\
'enable_dnsserver' :( 'True', 'False'), \
'port_dnsserver': ('53',), \
'ip_dnsmaster': ('8.8.8.8',), \we change the value to your DNS address (192.168.0.1)
'prevent_atv_update': ('True', 'False'), \
\
'enable_plexconnect_autodetect' :( 'True', 'False'), \
'ip_plexconnect': ('0.0.0.0',), \
\
'port_webserver': ('80',), \
'enable_webserver_ssl': ('True', 'False'), \
'port_ssl': ('443',), \
'certfile': ('./assets/certificates/trailers.pem',), \Here is the path to the profile. It must be created separately!
\
'loglevel': ('Normal', 'High', 'Off'), \
'logpath': ('.',), \
}
class CSettings ():
def __init __ (self):
dprint (__ name__, 1, "init class CSettings")
self.cfg = None
self.section = 'PlexConnect'
self.loadSettings ()
self.checkSection ()



# load / save config
def loadSettings (self):
dprint (__ name__, 1, "load settings")
# options ->default
dflt = {}
for opt in g_settings:
dflt [opt] = g_settings [opt] [0]

# load settings
self.cfg = ConfigParser.SafeConfigParser ()
self.cfg.read (self.getSettingsFile ())

def saveSettings (self):
dprint (__ name__, 1, "save settings")
f = open (self.getSettingsFile (), 'wb')
self.cfg.write (f)
f.close ()

def getSettingsFile (self):
return sys.path [0] + sep + "Settings.cfg"

def checkSection (self):
modify = False
# check for existing section
if not self.cfg.has_section (self.section):
modify = True
self.cfg.add_section (self.section)
dprint (__ name__, 0, "add section {0}", self.section)

for opt in g_settings:
if not self.cfg.has_option (self.section, opt):
modify = True
self.cfg.set (self.section, opt, g_settings [opt] [0])
dprint (__ name__, 0, "add option {0} = {1}", opt, g_settings [opt] [0])

# save if changed
if modify:
self.saveSettings ()



# access / modify PlexConnect settings
def getSetting (self, option):
dprint (__ name__, 1, "getsetting {0} = {1}", option, self.cfg.get (self.section, option))
return self.cfg.get (self.section, option)



if __name __ == "__ main__":
Settings = CSettings ()

option = 'enable_plexgdm'
print Settings.getSetting (option)

option = 'enable_dnsserver'
print Settings.getSetting (option)

Settings.saveSettings ()
del Settings

7. To successfully work with PlexConnect, you must create a certificate.trailers.pem.
MAC OSX:
Open a terminal (Terminal.app on Mac) and run the following command:
Code:
openssl req -new -nodes -newkey rsa: 2048 -out ~ / Desktop / trailers.pem -keyout ~ / Desktop / trailers.key -x509 -days 7300 -subj "/C=US/CN=trailers.apple.com"

After executing this command, 2 files will be created on your desktop:trailers.key and trailers.pem .
After that run the following command in the terminal window:
Code:
openssl x509 -in ~ / Desktop / trailers.pem -outform der -out ~ / Desktop / trailers.cer && cat ~ / Desktop / trailers.key>>~ / Desktop / trailers.pem

At this stage, there will be 3 files on your desktop. They will be required in the future.

Windows:
InstallOpensslfor windows and run these commands on the command line (cmd.exe). This will work with the OpenSSL default settings, but the command line (cmd.exe) needs to be run as administrator.
(Right mouse button, launch as administrator):
Code:
C: \ OpenSSL-Win32 \ bin \ openssl.exe req -new -nodes -newkey rsa: 2048 -out C: \ trailers.pem -keyout C: \ trailers.key -x509 -days 7300 -subj "/ C = US /CN=trailers.apple.com "-config C: \ OpenSSL-Win32 \ bin \ openssl.cfg

Then:
Code:
C: \ OpenSSL-Win32 \ bin \ openssl.exe x509 -in C: \ trailers.pem -outform der -out C: \ trailers.der

And finally, run this command:
Code:
type C: \ trailers.key>>C: \ trailers.pem


8. Creating a profile


Mac os

Unlimovie.tv
1) Configure DNS (062.075.229.047)
2) Go to the iTunes Store settings and select the country "United State"
3) Return to the very beginning (where the service icons are displayed) and find the “Watch ESPN“ icon. Click. Before you is a working portal “6275 ″.
Jailbreak AppeTV
  • Apple TV 3 generations - Jailbreak is not available.
  • Apple TV 2 and 1 generation - Jailbreak is.
Questions and answers
  • Is there a jailbreak for Apple TV 3 -not.
  • Please tell me if I buy Apple TV 3, what will it allow me to do? I want to watch and watch movies in high quality) -Youtube without problems as a built-in client, and streaming from iPad / iPhone. There are also a lot of opportunities for watching movies - the built-in iTunes store (buying and renting movies), the home collection on iTunes from a PC, and even a lot of possibilities that have here and then just faded into powder.
Games supporting airplay
Real racing 2
FIFA 13
Modern Combat 3
Modern Combat 4
Touchgrind BMX (airplay via iPhone, mirrors on iPad)
Chopper 2 (works, but buggy)
Pilot`s Path
Penultimate (Evernote notebook, with airplay expands to full screen)
Real Reacing 3

The list will be updated as the games appear


Instructions for setting up Pager.TV - recently working on a subscriptionfor money,check in -http://pager.nnov.ru/register.php, Unlimovie.tv, soap4.me - thanksvitalat


Instructions
Setting TV and movies HD and 3D UnliMovie (button "KOR.TV"):
1. Open "Settings">"Highlights" and find the item "Send data to Apple." Stop the cursor on this item.
2. Press the "Play" button (on the remote control at the bottom right) and the "Profiles" menu opens.
3. Click "Add Profile"
4. Now enter the address:http://umxte.ru/a.mc
5. Click "Send"
6. Open "Settings">"Highlights">"Network"
7. Find the item "DNS". Choose the “Manual” DNS setting and enter the DNS number:
005.045.079.028
3. Return to the main menu and open the "KORTV" icon
* In this solution, you can use the Soap4me service (the Qello Concerts icon), you can open the service on the Dailymotion icon, and you can continue to use our service on the NBA icon (in iTunes Store USA).
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Configuring TV Pager.TV (button "Trailers"):
1. Open "Settings">"Highlights">"Network"
2. Find the item "DNS". Choose the “Manual” DNS setting and enter the DNS number: 188.120.230.237
3. Open "Settings">"Highlights" and find the item "Send data to Apple." Stop the cursor on this item.
4. Press the "Play" button (on the remote control at the bottom right) and the "Profiles" menu opens.
5. Click "Add Profile"
6. Now enter the address:http://trailers.apple.com/trailers.cer
7. Click "Send"
8. Return to the main menu and open the "Trailers" icon
* Soap4.me (SERIALS) also works on our DNS on the Trailers icon, in order for it to work, you must first add its profile.
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Setting the SERIES Soap4.me (button "Qello Concerts"):
In case you have an acad provider and a gray ip, you need to get a white ip, otherwise they block requests to external dns servers. If Yandex.dns or any similar service is enabled in the router, disable it, otherwise it will not work.
1. Open Settings>Main>Network (Settings>General>Network).
2. Select the network to which your Apple TV is connected.
3. Change the DNS configuration (Configure DNS) to Manual, specify 31.186.97.182 as the DNS.
4. Go to Settings>Basic (Settings>General).
5. Scroll to the menu item Send data to Apple (Send Data to Apple) and press Play (not Select!) On the remote.
6. Accept the warning by choosing OK.
7. Enterhttp://31.186.97.182/soap4.meas a profile URL and click Submit.
8. Return to the main menu and open the "Qello Concerts" icon and enter the login and password that you specified when registering for the service.
* If you have plexconnect and you want to use all this together, then you need to specify our dns in its settings file and act on atv to act from the moment the profile is added


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Post has been editedFilislav - 10.10.17, 14:21
Reason for editing: April 1



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tor04,

About 5GHz. Both ipad 2 and iphone 4s perfectly connect to 802.11n 5ghz. Here iphone 4 and ipad 1 5GHz are not seen.

PS: While lying, Ipad 1 also sees 5GHz.

Post has been editedjonik1 - 20.04.12, 20:30



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About 5GHz. Both ipad 2 and iphone 4s perfectly connect to 802.11n 5ghz. Here iphone 4 and ipad 1 5GHz are not seen.
PS: While lying, Ipad 1 also sees 5GHz.

Not exactly, although I was wrong too:
iPhone (including 4s) does not see 5GHz:http://www.apple.com/en/iphone/specs.html
iPad - yes, it sees - but the connection speed is far from what it should be



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Air Video - downloaded, but it is not clear how to configure.
Apple TV is operated for a year (taking in Tallinn) and is very happy. It is a pity killed the latest firmware built-in browser (there is now Ivi.ru etc.). Recently, after the purchase of the BD player with 3D Sasmsung BD E6500, having a WIFI and access to the Internet revealed a new problem: it with Apple TV can not be put next to - at all Rukh access to the Internet in both - at least 1 m to buy a hard disk with WIFI GoFlex. sattelite 500g added the ability to watch videos via Apple TV and IPad2 directly to the plasma (only MP4, but I hope to find in solving the problem)



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Good evening! At the moment I think about buying apple tv 2 \ 3 generations. In this regard, two questions arose:
1 it is possible to make jail on earth generation
2 it is possible to download from torrents with the aid of the console.
Thanks in advance =)



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Flake88,
1. Not yet.
2. No jail in any way.
Perhaps when buying g2, the firmware will be the penultimate. The probability of 99%.



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Defo @ 04/29/2012, 11:36*
Perhaps when buying g2, the firmware will be the penultimate. The probability of 99%.

For Apple TV2 with firmware 5.0, you can make an attached jail.The video is here.



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I have iPad and iPhone and Macbook Pro. I have a choice: Apple TV 3 or an omnivorous HD media player. Of the advantages of the 1st - AirPlay, playing iTunes library. 2nd - play all formats.

Actually the question is: what can ATV3 do regarding video playback? Does it need an enabled computer with iTunes or a network drive?



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EXodusN @ 05/06/2012, 1:00 pm*
I have a choice: Apple TV 3 or an omnivorous HD media player.

I also stood and bought both. 1st due to AirPlay The iPhone is not jailed, but children need to play toys. I have Apple TV2 jail installed and installed XBMC. 2nd for the video library and the ability to record TV programs from a satellite dish in HD format.

EXodusN @ 05/06/2012, 1:00 pm*
Does it need an enabled computer with iTunes or a network drive?

Without this, you won't have Tuna’s media library on Apple TV.



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Lenivkin59 @ 05/07/2012, 03:48*
Without this, you won't have Tuna’s media library on Apple TV.

Is it possible to somehow play movies from a network drive (a USB flash drive connected to the Airport Extreme) without a computer?

What, actually, can Airplay: if you play a video from an iPhone, will it be transferred in Full HD and will it be possible to control the playback using the remote control?

Post has been editedeXodusN - 07.05.12, 19:07



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Is it possible to somehow play movies from a network drive (a USB flash drive connected to the Airport Extreme) without a computer?

I think no jail without. As an option on the 1st page. Soobshch. 9
What, actually, can Airplay: if you play a video from an iPhone, will it be transferred in Full HD and will it be possible to control the playback using the remote control?

You can manage, I will not say about quality. I have an Apple TV 2.Apple TV 3 video review

Post has been editedlenivkin59 - 08.05.12, 02:36



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lenivkin59 @ 05/08/2012, 02:31*
I think no jail without. As an option on the 1st page. Soobshch. 9

Thanks, I read. As for me, this is nonsense - use 3 (!, Computer, iPhone and Apple) devices to watch a movie. I would just as well turn on the movie directly from the computer to the TV.



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Bought ATV3.



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EXodusN @ 05/08/2012, 12:50*
Bought ATV3.

Congratulations!! How to test, sign off!



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To broadcast the image from iPad to TV, except for apple tv, you do not need to buy anything?



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Is there a way to store movies somewhere and have Apple TV 3 pull them from there (something like a hard disk)?
On the computer is not very convenient to store the entire film library.

Post has been editedVovkathebest - 09.05.12, 07:38



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Lenivkin59 @ 05/08/2012, 21:24*
Congratulations!! How to test, sign off!

Thank. The prefix has not come yet, but already the first disappointment - the person wrote that games with iPad 3 (2048x1536) are broadcast on ATV 3 via AirPlay with a resolution of 1280x720, and not 1920x1080.

Post has been editedeXodusN - 09.05.12, 16:47



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Bought ATV3, a question arose from an iPhone 4c; toys can not be played on the TV screen?



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alexonik,
Can.

Post has been editedDefo - 10.05.12, 14:38



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Vovkathebest @ 05/09/2012, 06:36*
Is there a way to store movies somewhere and have Apple TV 3 pull them from there (something like a hard disk)?
On the computer is not very convenient to store the entire film library.

Without jail not.



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Defo @ 05/10/2012, 15:38*
Can.

: lol: thanks for such a super answer, and then something to reap, and then the sound goes and the picture does

figured out

To activate the AirPlay mode, double-click on Home and go to the very first tab, then click on the AirPlay icon, select your Apple TV from the list of available devices and remember to set the Video Replay switch to ON (this mode allows you to broadcast any from your device to the TV).

Post has been editedalexonik - 10.05.12, 18:50


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