Have AppleTV 40GB running aTV4.04, connected via Cisco Gigabit to NEW MacMini Server (No Disc Drive) via FireWire 800 to Drobo with 4.5TB of free space. I have ripped all of my DVD’s as native (no Compression) Video_TS folder onto the Drobo, and use Macmini as file server. I use XBMC and the AppleTV streams 480i beautifully with NO problems. However, my problem / question is when I try to stream native un-compressed 1080P BluRay (.m2ts) file, the video is SO CHOPPY. Like 1 frame each second, it is really bad, not watchable at all. My question is what is the bottleneck? This appears to be a bandwidth issue, because 480i DVD’s play no problem. Is the 10/100 card on the AppleTV the issue? Does the AppleTV video card not handle 1080P? I am assuming this is a hardware limitation? If the APPLETV cannot handle this, do you have any suggestions of media streamers that can? Thanks Colin
The max resolution the AppleTV will currently support is 720p.
I was able to get these files to play with a bluray player, the lg bp390 has a usb port on the front, and i plugged an ipod into it to play to .m2ts movies. the aTV is way too underpowered to handle it.
CrystalHD and XBMC will play them.