Finally I think I have found the best way to playback DVD’s on the AppleTV!
For those of you like myself who have plenty of storage space and plenty of DVD’s and who want to enjoy their DVD collection “as is” without any compression or issues with aspect ratios then I have found the solution.
I have made several posts on this forum regarding the playback of DVD ISO images and the many issues I was having in getting them to work with AppleTV.
After much messing around I have found that the best solution is to create a single VOB file of the DVD movie. This seems to work perfectly in nitoTV using mPlayer. “House of Wax” which would not play as an ISO using ANY setting worked first time after I used “DVDFab Platimun” to create a single VOB file of the ISO using a profile called “VOB Passthrough” which basically keeps the movie in tact “as is” and stitches together the movie VOB files.
I tried this on another non playing file “Transformers.ISO” and again it worked first time. Also tried it on an ISO a friend gave me (“Wanted.ISO” which also crashed AppleTV) with which I had no idea how it was created and that also worked perfectly first time.
So, it seems as though nitoTV at least has a preference for single VOB files for DVD Playback.
That’s job done for me, converting my DVD’s to digital copies and playing them back through AppleTV was the main reason for purchasing ATVFlash. I hope this information proves useful to anyone else having issues with DVD Playback.