Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tips & Tricks for Playing AVCHD (.m2ts) files in Apple TV 4/3/2/1

With this guide, you can smoothly import and add M2TS files in Apple TV 4/3/2/1 by transcoding/converting AVCHD (.m2ts)to ATV compatible MP4 or M4V video.

Undoubtedly, Apple TV is a wonderful digital media player, as its ability to enable us to enjoy various of movies, videos, TV shows and music on a widescreen HDTV with our friends and family. But, for your information, not all video formats are able to be accepted by Apple TV.

Nowadays, M2TS video is familiar to us, which has now widely used by HD camcorders, another extent of MTS files. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to import and add M2TS files into Apple TV 4/3/2/1. There’re some frequently asked questions quoted as below.

"I had ever owned a Canon XA10 camcorder generating files with M2TS extension. And I had shot my sister’s wedding and had been going to show the wedding recordings to the guests as my sister and her husband were coming to give a reception. But that time I was really in a time crashed as my Mac couldn’t read and play the camcorder M2TS footages and I couldn’t put them in my Apple TV to show the wedding on the widescreen TV. "

How to fix this issue? Okay, today here, all of you won't need to worry! Brorsoft Video Converter would help you fill the compatibility gap between M2TS and Apple TV easily.

Overall, it is one of the best video encoding and decoding apps for Apple TV(ATV 4). It assists you to convert a wide range of video formats including M2TS, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, MXF and more to MP4, MOV, M4V for playing smoothly and freely on Apple TV while keeping the original video quality. Plus, it also provides hundreds optimal presets for Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, Nook HD, etc to satisfy your diverse needs. If you are using a Mac, please turn to the Mac version, which supports converting M2TS files for playing on Apple TV on Mac (El Capitan included).

Guide: Fast convert M2TS to the Apple TV 4/3/2

Step 1: Import M2TS video files to Apple TV Converter.
Launch the best Video Converter for Apple TV. Click the button "File" to add video files to it. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.

Step 2. Choose the output format

Click "Format" bar and turn to the Apple TV category. The program has a number of presets for Apple TV, Apple TV 2, and Apple TV 3rd Generation. Here "Apple TV 3 1080p Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)" preset is recommended.

Note: By choosing this format, you will get two sound tracks in the result M4V video, one is stereo, and the other is AC3 encoded Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through. When your Apple TV is connected to audio receiver, the 5.1 surround sound will work. When ATV is connected to your HDTV only, the stereo track will work.

Step 3. Start converting M2TS to Apple TV

After all settings, tap "Convert" button to start the M2TS to Apple TV conversion immediately.

Once conversion completes, you can get the output files via "Open" panel for your Apple TV effortlessly. Now you can enjoy your M2TS videos on Apple TV without any issue.

Stream M2TS to Apple TV via AirPlay or iTunes

Via AirPlay: Firstly, to use AirPlay, you need to prepare one of the following devices: iPhone 4 (or later), iPad, iPad mini, or iPod touch (4th generation or later). Add the converted M2TS movies to iTunes and sync to your iOS device.

Secondly, be sure iOS device and Apple TV are in the same Wi-Fi network; start play the video on your device, and then swipe up from the bottom of your device screen to access Control Center and tap AirPlay; finally, tap the name of the device you want to AirPlay to.

Via iTunes: Firstly, add the converted M2TS videos to iTunes. Then, go to iTunes > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure "Look for Apple TVs" is selected.

Secondly, on your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > "Connect to iTunes," and note the passcode displayed; in iTunes, select the Apple TV (below Devices), and enter the passcode.

Thirdly, click the Summary button and select one of "Automatic Sync" and "Custom Sync".

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