Quicktime mkv mp4 passthrough greyed out

 

Gotta get my Downton Abbey on…. but the christmas special I grabbed is mkv, and won’t play on the apple TV. First world problems.

Found a TON of online problems/solutions, none of which helped. Final solution was damn simple – there are two mp4 formats, and the wrong one was auto selected

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Check out file format MP4 ISMA… h.264 and Pass through are greyed out

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But, toggle to the OTHER mp4 and…

 

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And we are in business!

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