Well, the AppleTV froze up on me for the first time today. As I type this I am re-booting the system by unplugging it from the wall. It seems to happen every time I try to play a file that I encoded with the AppleTV Video Encoder application that I wrote about in a previous post.
I have just tried it again..and again, it has frozen the system.
The AppleTV is re-syncing now, and I have watched that snazzy start up video twice now while trying to figure out this problem. Having just gotten back from Easter related family gatherings I am tired, and not very interested in jacking with this for much longer…
Everything is working fine now. Evidently the problem was that I went in and changed the information on the video file while it was syncing last time. The system got confused, but I re-synced and it is working fine now.
Of course, once I played the file I discovered that I had screwed up and encoded the video in 640 x 480…it was a widescreen recording…so now I have to do it again, so the whole thing doesn’t look squished.