List of file formats working on Apple TV

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This is just a list of various file formats tested playing natively on the Apple TV (i.e. through Frontrow). The codec sources are noted, if needed. Drop the .component bundle in /Library/QuickTime on the Apple TV.

If you can add to this table, please do!

Name Extension Works? Codec Notes
DivX .avi, .divx Yes Perian, OS X Codec Pack Free
Flash Video .flv Yes Perian Free, video file must load completely before playback
Matroska .mkv, .mka No
MPEG-2 .mpg, .mp2, .vob Yes QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback $19.99, does not play transport streams, reports of choppy video
MPEG-4 .mp4, .mpg Yes Included Should play right out of the box
Windows Media .wmv Yes Flip4Mac Free
XviD .avi Yes Perian, OS X Codec Pack Free

See also: Codec Sources