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Apple tv Gen 2
#1
Hi guys quick question can the Gen 2 play 720p mkv from external drive. My broadbabd is quite limited and streaming is very bad. Thank you
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#2
Hi,

I just got an ATV2 the other day, running iOS 4.3. Started with official build, and it struggled hard with anything HD. Last night updated it to the 3/26 nightly build. It now plays 720p h.264 movies, in both avi and mkv, beautifully smoothly. Not a chance of playing HD xvid/divx though, the hardware decoding is only for h.264.

This is streaming from a WD MyBook Live NAS over ethernet. Going to try a 1080p later today to see how it handles it.
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#3
720p MKV's should work just fine. The ATV2 doesn't support external devices, in fact it doesn't do USB connectivity at all unless it's for tethering it to iTunes.
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#4
Thank you for that, does the Gen 1 support USB harddrive?
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#5
Yes, 30 seconds of reading on any page that describes/reviews the ATV1 would reveal that.
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