This article aims to show you steps of streaming and playing Blu-ray movies on Apple TV 4/3/2 with AC3 5.1 audio track, after that, you can enjoy your Blu-ray videos on HDTVs with ease and confortable.
It is well known that Apple TV supports very few file formats, which include MOV, MP4 and M4V videos, meaning Blu-ray cannot be playback on your Apple TV.So, we need to rip Blu-ray to Apple TV with AC3 5.1 surround sound on Mac for playing.
Benefits for ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV:
Blu-ray discs are easy to break, but a digital copy is safe and permanent, even if the data get lost, you can find methods to recover. Ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV will protect the expensive Blu-ray discs from scratches or attrition. And, there are some limitations for commercial Blu-ray discs that they could be Region A, B and C, and not a BD player will read full region Blu-ray discs. So ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV solves the problem of BD region code restriction.
How to Convert Blu-ray to New apple TV and Apple TV/2/3/4
Preparation for converting/ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV on OS X Lion:
1. Software: the professional Mac Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter (Free download trial version)
2. Equipment: Blu-ray disc and BD drive
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Step 1: Launch Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter, and click the button like a disc to add or insert Blu-ray to the best Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to rip. If necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Step 2: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “HD video > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” which is the compatible format for Apple TV. You can also choose the format from the “Apple TV” sublist. Here we recommend you to choose H.264 HD Video. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
You can also choose the format from the “Apple TV” sublist. Here we recommend you to choose H.264 HD Video for you can set the AC3 5.1 surround sound.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note: Optimal settings for Apple TV should be set as Video Size: 1280*720, Video Bitrate: 4000kbps at highest quality, Video Frame rate: 24fps or 30fps, Audio codec: ac3, Audio Sampling rate: 48000hz, Audio Bitrate: 160kbps, Audio Channels: 5.1Channels.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” icon, the Blu-ray to Apple TV on Mac OS X conversion will start immediately. You can follow the converting process in the “Conversion” interface.
After the conversion from Blu-ray to H.264 HD Video for Apple TV, you can get the output files for your Apple TV via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can sync the converted Blu-ray to Apple TV via iTunes.
If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert HD videos (MOV, MKV, VOB , AVI, FLV, SWF, Webm, etc.,) Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Microsoft Surface tablet or other devices like iPad, Google Nexus 10/7, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.
Okay, we’ve already described the process of converting Blu-ray on Apple TV, so if you haven’t done that yet, go do that now. Then come back here, where we’ll show you how to install Plex on Apple TV 4/3/2.
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