Problems mirroring the iMac on television during video playback using VLC Player

At the end of 2015, I bought a 4th generation (32 GB) Apple TV and an iMac with OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

When I try to reflect my screen FRO my iMac to the TV using Apple TV video (playing through VLC) is nervous and rambling. I talked to Apple Support and they conclude that video game through VLC was the problem and VLC should perform updates to the new Apple TV. I was told that Quicktime was the only guarantee program to watch the video through, but a lot of file formats I have are not compatible with Quicktime. I know that Quicktime converts the files now, but sometimes they take forever and some files won't convert. Apple Support guy told me to another way to convert the files, but I don't remember what he says now! I did the latest VLC and am finding it's really frustrating because it was the reason why I bought the Apple TV in the first place. Any suggestions on a faster way to work around this problem? Thank you!

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