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Method 1: Using the VideoWizard

Videora Apple TV Converter comes with a function called the VideoWizard, which makes conversion so easy that a guide is almost not needed. Almost.

Start Videora Apple TV Converter and click on the "Settings" button at the top.

Videora Apple TV Converter: Settings

Click on the "Devices" tab and select "Apple TV" under "Device Settings". Here, the output location of your converted Apple TV video files will be listed - you should make a note of this directory, or change it to another directory. Press the "Save Device Settings" button to save these changes. If you do decide to change it, make sure that the directories exist, otherwise Videora will fail when you try to convert the video.

Videora Apple TV Converter: Devices Settings

Click on the "Convert" button at the top.

Videora Apple TV Converter: Convert

From the bottom, click on the "Select File" button to load in your original video file (the one that you want to convert to Apple TV format).

Videora Apple TV Converter: Select File

Click on the "Set Title" tab to change the title of this video file if you wish.

Videora Apple TV Converter: Set Title

Back to the wizard, the video settings slider bars should now be shown. These sliders determine the encoding quality, and hence file size and encoding speed. The "Conversion Speed", "Output Video Quality" levels and the "Estimated File Size" is shown at the bottom. Setting the Video Size to HD will produce 720p (1280x720) video, but it's best to only use this when your source is 720p or better.

Videora Apple TV Converter: Video Settings

As an example, the file I used was an XviD encode that was 4.03 MB in size. I kept the "Video Format" at "New" ("New" is H.264, "Old" is MPEG-4). Video Size was set to "TV" since the file I had was not HD (720p). I applied a "High" video quality setting, with the "Enhance Quality" option set to "On", and with audio quality left at "High" - the estimate file size becomes 3 MB. Generally, because Apple TV uses H.264, is it about 80% efficient than DivX or XviD, so to get the same quality file from an DivX/XviD source, try to keep the file size at about 80% of the original. When you are happy with the video settings, press the "Next" button to continue.

The "Start Converting" button should now show up at the bottom, press it to start the conversion process.

Videora Apple TV Converter: Start Converting

Conversion should begin and after a while, depending on the length of your video, the Apple TV video file should now be created in the output directories that were set earlier. If you want to playback these H.264/MP4 files on your computer, you can refer to our H.264 Playback Guide, or if you don't mind using a codec pack, use these simple instruction instead.

Videora Apple TV Converter: Conversion Progress

The next page deals with a more complex method for using Videora Apple TV Converter, which gives you more options and functions (like queued encodings), but it's not needed if you've already followed this section. So in this case, we're done :)



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