Ever since the release of Apple TV 3, it drew a predictable mix of praise and censure. For what it does, Apple TV is great: long-overdue 1080p HD playback, a breeze to setup and use, etc. However, the knock on Apple TV 3 isn't what it does. It is what it cannot do: fails to import, stream and play 1080p HD video which is in AVI, MKV, WMV, WTV, FLV, AVCHD, DivX, MXF etc formats, making this controversial device falls short of the competition in terms of the amount of contents you can enjoy through it.
1. "Is there a way of playing .avi files on Apple TV?"
2. "I have got some AVI videos, but it seemed that there was no way for me to import the .avi videos to the newly-bought Apple TV 3. Have tried the AirPlay, but still no luck. I really need help.
--Such demand of users' is a commonplace and requires to be settled as soon as possible.
Although Apple doesn't tell us how to play AVI files on Apple TV 3, someone else does. Doremisoft Video Converter for Mac -- the equivalent of AVI to Apple TV 3 Converter for Mac is a master in handling the cases of HD videos for Apple TV 3. It can effortlessly convert AVI to Apple TV 3 supported MP4 format on Mac without any quality loss. Of course, it is also able to convert any other video formats (FLV, AVCHD, DivX, MXF, MP4, MOV, MKV, etc.) to Apple TV 3 for playback freely.
Note:The free trial version of Doremisoft Video Converter is also available for all Windows users.
As a rule, please download the Mac AVI to Apple TV 3 converter, set it up to your Mac and run the program. Then, hit on the "Add Files" button, select the source AVI file and load it into the program, or, you can simply drag and drop it into the workbench window.
Press the "Profile" button, you will get a format list with piles of video & audio formats as well as optimal presets. To play AVI files on Apple TV 3, you can browse the format list and then choose "Apple Device"--"Apple TV(*mp4)" as the output format. Noting that you can hit the "settings" icon next to the "Profile" and customize the output video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc if needed.
What deserves an honorable mention is that, this Mac AVI to Apple TV 3 converter has got a built-in video editor which allows you to edit the AVI videos for better visual effects in a few clicks. Optionally, you can trim the video to several clips, crop the video frame size, add watermarks, adjust video effect, etc. to enhance the visual experience. After checking the final result, simply click the "Start" button to launch the conversion.