Apple TV video playback stutters - even with SD

October 11 1
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Hi,
i don't know what i am doing wrong, but i have some serious video playback troubles with my new atv:
All files start to play fine, but somehow - like every few seconds - the movie seems to stuck for a very short time - just an eyeblink. it looks quite the same when you play a HD Movie on a computer and the CPU is not really capable of playing back this files...
it doesn't matter if the video files are on the internal drive or streamed over wlan - same problem...
i'll tried lots of different software for the video converting: visual hub, handbrake, quicktime pro... always the same problem...
The strange thing is - all apple trailer movies playback just fine!!! even in HD - smooth as butter...
Please help me!
Thanks - Matt
my setup:
Apple TV 2.3:
720p - 60Hz
TV:
Samsung Le-40a557p2 LCD-TV
Sound via optical cable from aTV:
Sony DAV-IS 50
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Assuming you're using conservative video encoding and not pushing things to the limit, I'd say something is probably amiss with the AppleTV.
If you were just streaming I'd look at the network first of all, but you say it hapens with synced files too.
Assuming you've pulled the plug and rebooted at some stage, I think I'd do a system restore (which will delete all media so make sure any purchases are transferred first), and if it was still an issue, then I'd get the new AppleTV replaced.
Occasional glitches happen but they shouldn't happen all the time.
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