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How to Convert Movie DVDs to Apple TV (The original/2nd Gen/3rd Gen) Playable H.264 & MPEG-4 videos

by Edwin Liu | April 29, 2013 18:54 PM (Updated 03/11/2016)
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Apple TV, a digital media receiver developed and sold by Apple Inc, which is a small form factor network appliance designed to play digital contents from the iTunes Store, YouTube or computers running iTunes on an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television. Since the introduction to the present, It has experienced three updates:

First Generation: On May 31, 2007, Apple TV 160GB version listed.
Second Generation: In the autumn of 2010 Apple released the new Apple TV2, with a new design and equipped with the new A4 processor, support for 720p video playback.
Third Generation: In 2012 March Apple released Apple TV 3, unchanged appearance but with new A5 processor, support for 1080p video playback.

Along with its every update, it become more and more popular with consumers, and as Apple TV supports 480P-1080P videp playback, part of the consumers wish to enjoy their DVD movie use their Apple TV. It sounds really cool ! For those consumers, this article will show a practical way of how to watch DVD movies on Apple TV.

As we all know, Apple TV only supports H.264 and MPEG-4 videos and can not play DVD movies directly. However, with the help of Aimersoft DVD Ripper Platinum, you can rip movie contents off DVD discs, and re-encode them to Apple TV supported H.264 and MPEG-4 videos, after that, import the DVD-Rip files to iTunes program on your computer, and then sync them to Apple TV.

Followings are the steps of turning DVD to Apple TV support video:

  1. Click here to download Aimersoft DVD Ripper, and then install and run it on your PC. It is a practical tool can easily help to convert DVD to Apple TV compatible video formats bypassing DVD copy protection; and Most of all, Aimersoft DVD Ripper offers consumer a fast conversion speed and superb output video quality and this characteristic has successfully attracted many loyal consumers.
  2. Add source files. Insert DVD disc into the DVD drive. click "Load DVD" button to import the DVD sources you want to rip. Wiat a second, the DVD files will be loaded soon. You can preview the DVD files with built-in player and select desired subtitles, audio tracks for output.

  3. Choose suitable output foramt. Click Profile to pick up an Apple TV friendly video format as the output. Currently the program presets optimal allocation for Apple TV. If you want to play DVD on Apple TV 2 or 3, you can also choose Apple TV from Apple as the output format, which is also perfect for the Apple TV2/3.

  4. Start the conversion. Here comes the final step. click bottom-right button "Start" to get the conversion started. The full conversion will be finished in a short while. Once the conversion is done, Get the output files for your Apple TV via clicking on Open button effortlessly. Afterward, you can sync the ripped DVD to Apple TV via the AirPlay. Done!


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