Airplay makes it easy to stream video or music from Apple devices like iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, to ATV for watching on HDTV. Have to say, it is better for sharing funny movies with others in the room. But, you may notice that not all the video source can be recognized by Airplay. Connect ATV to HDTV, you can enjoy any funny movies from iPad 2. Supposed that you have a collection of HD movies in MKV or M2TS file format, how to play it back on HDTV?
Reading the article, you can find the solution for convert HD video to iPad 2, then sending the iPad 2 videos to Airplay for HDTV via Apple TV.
Tip 1: AirPlay is available on iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 2nd generation and later.
As it is known to us, both MPEG4 and H.264 codecs are supported by Apple devices. If you video can’t be acceptable by iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4 and other devices, the first thing is convert the original one to either of the above file formats. In the case, Handbrake should be your perfect choice for it is free and cross-platform. Do the settings as below:
Video Codec: H.264 (Main Profile)
Video Bitrate: 5442kbps (anywhere between 5000 and 6000 kbps should be fine)
Video Resolution 1280×720 (also known as 720p)
Frames Per Second: 30 (or less)
Audio Codec: AAC (Low Complexity)
Audio Bitrate: 160kbps
Audio Samplerate: 48 or 44.1 kHz
Tip 2: Handbrake can accepts the following file formats as input:
VIDEO_TS, Matroska (MKV), ISO image (ISO), Video Object (VOB), Audio Video Interleave (AVI), MPEG-4 Part 14 (MP4), MPEG Transport Stream (TS), BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS)
In the above list, you must notice, there are some other file formats that can’t be included. If your source file from JVC camcorder in .mod file format or Quicktime .mov file, Windows Media video(.wmv) file format, how to do with it?
Take it easy! There is another program-Airplay video converter available for Windows OS users. Why choose it? For it can effortlessly and efficiently convert almost any video files to iPad 2 supported MPEG4 or H.264. More important, it has the optimal options for iPad, which make sure the output files well play back on the iPad 2.
Note: If you are using Mac OS X, please refer to Mac Video Converter for Airplay.
Section 1: Convert HD video to iPad 2 with the video converter for Airplay.
Step 1: Download Airplay Video Converter on your PC and run it.
Step 2. Click “Add File” button to browse your computer and load HD video files like MOV to the program.
Step 3. Select the output format in the pop-up list by clicking “Profile” field. Choose “iPad” and specify one out of three file formats like iPad HD video (*mp4).
Note: If you want to export video for Apple TV, directly choose “Apple TV” and its corresponding file format H.264 with 1280×720 resolution.
Step 4. Launch the conversion from HD movies to iPad 2.
When the conversion is done, you need to transfer the clips to iPad 2 and follow steps in section 2.
For preparation: Make sure that the iPad, Apple TV and Airplay device are connected to the same wireless network.
1. Connect Apple TV with HDTV, and setup the Airplay enabled Apple TV for watching HD movies.
2. Send iPad 2 video to Airplay device. Play the generate videos on iPad 2, and press “Airplay” button at the end of control bar of iPad 2. When iPad is streaming with Airplay, you can watch iPad 2 movies on HDTV with ATV.