“Apple has a lot of bases covered when it comes to watching video on Apple TV, but one thing it hasn’t managed to do is ensure support for all the different available video formats,” Jonny Evans writes for Lifewire. “You can get around this to some extent using media servers and app combinations such as Plex, Infuse, or VLC, or you can use an app to stream directly from your Mac.”
“When it comes to Mac to Apple TV streaming, Apple provides AirPlay Mirroring but for a more standards-compatible alternative, many Mac users choose to use Tupil’s Beamer 3.0 app,” Evans writes. “It can play AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, MOV, WMV, SRT, SUB/IDX and many other formats. It cannot play video from Blu-ray or DVD disks as they use copy protection.”
“Depending on the source file, your video will be streamed at up to 1080p quality, and the app will even stream content from Macs that don’t support AirPlay Mirroring. You can even use the Apple TV Siri Remote Control to manage video playback.”
More info and links in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The trial version of Beamer plays the first 15 minutes of all video files. You can purchase a license in the app for US$19.99. More info