Help with MKV files


I have issues when playing MKV files on Apple TV-1 Box: If I select XBMC for play back I get Video and no Audio: If I select Sapphire I get Audio and no Video: It seem that all other Formats work with XBMC/Sapphire but not MKV... I have seen a trend now most Movie format on the Internet are coming in MKV


Note:: All MKV Movie files work on my iMac with VLC vs 1.1.0 with no issues


Will there be an upgrade for AppleTV 1 to address this issue


Thank you

There are a few things you can try to improve MKV playback.

  1. Change file playback mode to Quicktime in nitoTV --> Settings --> General
  2. Disable the 'Apple H.264' item located in the Maintenance --> Settings menu.
  3. Restart the AppleTV.


Try this also : I had the Same problem with apple tv1. Went to apple tv settings>audio&video> and turned off Dolby digital out. Seems to have worked. I did not have to add the BCM70015 video card.-- this was done in xbmc & boxee. I also put the video settings to 1080p.

Any other ideas out there?

None of the suggested solutions seem to make any difference for me.



Same for me, these suggestions don’t seem to help.