What’s PVR Formats?
PVR files with .pvr extension are television videos recorded by PVR (Personal Video Recorder) device or software. PVR is also called DVR (digital video recorder). It records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, SSD or other local or networked mass storage device. With PVR you can record television program while you are working or sleeping and watch it while you are free. You can pause to do other things, fast forward to skip commercials, rewind to watch interested clips again while watching television show you recorded.
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Apple TV 3 is a hot media device for us watching movies. (Read Apple TV vs Chromecast comparison review) If you have some PVR Videos which recorded by Hauppuage, you may failed. Because like other Apple devices it can only supports MP4, MOV, M4V videos. As you see, the Hauppuage PVR Video files isn’t in the supported format list. If you wanna view PVR files on your Apple TV, the best solution is to encode/re-encode XviD/Divx to Apple TV supported video format first. Here’s is how:
Maybe, you has used of old version of Video Converter made originaly by Foxreal and failed. Here, we will recommend you Pavtube Video Converterr Ultimate which would do PVR to ATV conversion which only a few clicks. With it, you convert almost various formats of 1080p/720p HD videos including H.265, PVR, MKV, VOB, MPG, TiVo, WMV to Apple TV 3 friendly format for playback. It directly offers users an optimized pre-setting for Apple TV 3. Even if you don’t know what format is the best for Apple TV, you can also do it well. Here is review.
Meanwhile the quality of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. The equivalent Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.
Following is the guide about how to PVR Video file formats to M4V for Apple TV 3:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html
Step 1: Download and Install Apple TV Video Converter. Select your movie. Click “Add Video” to import your source materials in PVR format. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 2: Choose the output format. This Apple TV 3 Converter has multiple templates for Apple TV 1st Gen, Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3. To expect a great playback performance of your ATV 3, you should select “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” as output format. This format will ensure you 1080p quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface to optimize the output file quality.
Don’t know how to set up 5.1 surround sound for Apple TV 3? Please read How to set up Apple TV for streaming HD videos with Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds.
Step 4: After above settings, you can start the PVR Video to Apple TV conversion.
Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted .m4v videos to Apple TV. As you see, now you can effortlessly watch PVR Videos on Apple TV 3 with the best quality.
What’s PVR Formats?