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Which file formats are compatible and recommended for downloading movies to Apple TV 4K for seamless playback and optimal quality?

Apple TV 4K supports 4K Dolby Vision, 4K HDR10+, and standard HDR10 formats for displaying video, offering dynamic scene-by-scene color, contrast, and luminance adjustments for a more accurate and enhanced viewing experience.

The Apple TV 4K automatically plays videos in the best available format based on your device and network limitations, ensuring seamless playback.

Apple TV 4K supports streaming and downloading content in up to 4K, High Quality (Up To 4K), and High Quality (Up To 1080p) resolutions.

For watching movies with 4K, HDR, or Dolby Vision, look for these icons on a movie's product page in the Apple TV app.

Apple TV 4K requires a TV capable of displaying HDR10, HDR10+, or Dolby Vision at 60Hz (50Hz in Europe) for automatic format settings; otherwise, you can enable Match Dynamic Range in Settings > Video and Audio > Match Content for 30Hz (25Hz in Europe) display.

Apple TV 4K supports H.265, which allows for 4K video playback, according to a Reddit user who has successfully played 4K H.265 files on their Apple TV 4K using the Infuse app.

The Apple TV 4K Technical Specifications document lists support for HEVC Main 10 Profile and H.264 Baseline Profile level 30 or lower with AAC-LC audio for 4K video playback.

Apple TV 4K supports a limited number of video formats, including MP4, MOV, and M4V files, so you may need to convert unsupported file formats using software like FFmpeg or VLC.

VLC app can play a wide range of video formats, including H.264, H.265, and others, making it a useful tool for troubleshooting video playback issues on Apple TV 4K.

To download Apple TV 4K video purchases to your Mac, you can use iTunes and set up Automatic Downloads in the Preferences > Downloads section.

Apple TV 4K supports MPEG-4 video up to 25 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, and 30 fps, as well as AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps and 48 kHz stereo audio in M4V, MP4, and MOV file formats.

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