Stream and Convert MKV to New Apple TV (or Apple TV 3/2)  Playback in M4V

Any solution to convert MKV to the new Apple TV ( Apple TV 3/2) playable format ? Here I will share a quick solution for you. Follow me.

Three years of waiting for a major upgrade and six months of rumors have lead to this point: the new Apple TV. It has a faster processor, better interface, more apps, a Wii-esque remote and has voice search functionality. As expected, the 32GB will cost $149 (about £96, AU$200) while the 64GB version will come in at $199 (about £129, AU$280). It's about three times the cost of the current Apple set-top box, but that price feels justified with all the new bells and whistles.

So when can you get it? Apple plans on launching the new Apple TV in over 80 countries in late October, and will expand to over 100 by the end of 2015.

Okay, for all users, if you want to stream MKV files to the new Apple TV, Apple TV 3/2 for playback, you'll need to convert your MKV files to Apple friendly format , i.e. M4V, MOV or MP4. Follow this step by step guide to convert MKV to Apple TV for playback

How to convert MKV to M4V for Apple TV:

Step 1. Download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. The software is a video transcoding tool, equipped with a codec pack that contains various codecs, including both mkv and m4v. The software is able to convert a 1080p/720p MKV to various video file formats that enables you to play MKV on Mac or any media devices with the best quality. The outstanding feature is that this video converter for Apple TV provides the pre-set Apple TV profiles. Both AC3 and AAC audio are retained within the foramt so that you can either let Apple TV pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver to take advantage of your surround sound system, or have Apple TV decodes AAC and exports stereo audio. If you want to convert MKV to Apple TV on Windows, please turn to Video Converter.

Step 2. Start MKV to Apple TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It supports batch conversion.

Step 3. 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, to export a Apple TV 3 1080p video with ac3 5.1 passthrough for AV receiver decoding, “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is recommended.

Tip: 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. Whne you 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 4. After everything is OK, simply click the big “Convert” button to start converting MKV videos for the Apple TV.

Once the encoding task completed, you can run iTunes and click “File” and “Add File to Library” to add the result videos to iTunes library. And then you can stream it to your Apple TV. Enjoy.

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