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I've found various windows based applications to convert AVI/DIVX to my Apple TV. Some are really slow to convert a full movie if I use the options for 640x480 or 1024x?

Any suggestions for apps that might be faster than others?

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I don't think there's a huge difference between the different programs. Except Quicktime, that's quite slow. What program do you use?

With the Perian Apple TV hack you can play AVI/DIVX files with no conversion.

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I'm currently using Cucusoft Ultimate Video Converter and Xilisoft Video Converter. Both have options for Apple TV and resolution of either 1280x720 or 640x480.

Question: Will it make a huge difference when playing on the big screen if I choose the 640 option?

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Not sure about the quality, I think that depends on the TV you have, and it's upscaling capabilities.

For speed, that also depends on the resolution and how fast your machine is.

I can give you my baseline, and you can compare your number to it, maybe.

I have converted 1 hour programming in 720x480 or 720x405 avi to mp4 for the AppleTV, and it takes about 14 minutes on a Mac Pro Quad 2.66, using VisualHub.

hope that helps

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Thanks Bearcat - much appreciated





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