I think the trouble with my .avi’s is the ATV CPU isn’t fast enough to play my files. They are encoded with the following:
h.264 @ 2500kbps
in an .avi container
My Macs play them fine. ATV plays them with no video (dropping frames I guess) or the video stutters so bad you can’t watch them.
Can someone add or create a FAQ or sticky that tells us what the maximum files specifications can be? I presume to follow Apples’ specs they post would be a good starting point but, different file types specs will be different.