Apple TV Firmware 2.3
ATVFlash Version 3.4.3
nitoTV (Latest version shipped with ATV 3.4.3)
I have recently performed a full, and successful, install of the above software, including the smart installer.
However, I am experiencing a few issues when playing back DVD ISO’s using nitoTV.
I have completely digitised my entire DVD library using DVD Decrypter with exactly the same rip setting for all DVD’s.
I have tested each and every ISO created using mPlayer for Windows and all files work flawlessly.
All of the ISO files reside on a NAS network share which I am accessing through nitoTV, again, without any issues.
When I try to playback the ISO’s on my AppleTV using nito some of the files work, some give access to the DVD menu but then give navigation problems, some of the files play a blank screen and audio, and some files don’t playback at all and will randomly reboot Finder.
What I don’t understand is the reasons behind this behaviour given that they have all been ripped identically using the same software and that mPlayer for Windows plays them flawlessly…
My knowledge of Video/Codecs is average, so I would be grateful for anyone who really knows their stuff to answer some of my questions:
Despite the fact that the DVD’s have all been ripped identically using the same software the actual video inside the ISO may be encoded in different formats, correct?
Having run the smart installer for the mPlayer codec I noticed it downloads a file which is named ‘essential-macosx-x86-20060611.zip’. This indicates to me that the codecs being used are over 2 years old… is this correct? Could this be an issue? Surely there is a more up to date set of codecs available for Mac OSX?
My mPlayer for Windows plays the files flawlessly, why? is this due to newer codecs?
What are the best (compatability) tweaks for the mPlayer arguments and should I change them from the default provided by the ATV Flash install?
I have a 1080p TV and the AppleTV is set to output at 1080p. Would the output resolution on my AppleTV affect playback of DVD ISO’s?
Is mPlayer the best player to use or should I be using Quicktime for my DVD playback?
At install time I selected to install Perian over the detected H.264 on the AppleTV. Which is the best for standard DVD ISO playback?
All of my DVD’s were ripped LOSSLESS, (i.e menus, subtitles, bonus etc inc) so the ISO is just an exact copy of the original disc… Is there anything else I should consider to playback these files without issue?
Thanks in advance to any help you guys can offer.