Finally, Apple brought the fourth-gen Apple TV to us, along with new iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus on September 9, 2015. This brand 2015 New Apple TV is greatly enhanced, coming with slightly taller and thicker Apple TV design, a slightly bigger and thicker remote with the inclusion of motion sensors, Bluetooth 4.0, A8 chip, iOS 9-based tvOS with App Store access for applications and system-wide Siri support, increased local storage (32 & 64 GB) and so many new features. Obviously, this new Apple TV will give us endless DVD entertainment at home.
Apple TV 4 Supported Video/Audio File Formats/Codecs
4th Apple TV supports the following video and audio file formats and codecs. Before playing a DVD on Apple TV 4, you’d better make sure that its format is included in the following Apple TV compatible file formats list. If not, a DVD ripper that can convert DVDs to Apple TV 4 playable formats is a necessity.
Apple TV 4 supported video formats:
– H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
– MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
– Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
As you can see, Apple TV 4 supported video file formats are very limited, DVD disc or even the decrypted DVD rips can’t be supported by Apple TV 4. Of course, most of you are not about to pay iTunes’ ridiculous prices to watch movies and TV shows I already own on DVD. Instead, you’ll just rip those DVD discs to an Apple TV 4 friendly format. The best solution is to rip and convert DVD to iTunes compatible format then sync to Apple TV 4 for playback without any limit. Below is how to.
Here, Pavtube BDMagic for Mac (review) – It can help you convert DVD to iTunes compatible format then sync to ATV 4 for full HD playback without any limitation. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The sound can be kept with the original Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. For ripping DVD to iTunes for ATV 4 on Windows, please turn to BDMagic (Guide for Windows).
Free Download Top DVD to ATV 4 Ripper:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/DVD-ripper-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-BDMagic/3000-7970_4-76177782.html
Convert DVD to 2015 New Apple TV 4 on Mac OS X El Capitan?
Step 1. Load DVD source.
First of all, insert your DVD to DVD drive and keep networked. Now it’s time to open the best DVD to Apple TV 4 Converter for Mac and click “Load files” icon to load DVD source.
Step 2. Choose output format for Apple TV 4.
In the dropdown list of Format menu, you can find several Apple TV options for output. This DVD to iTunes Converter has a number of presets for Apple TV, Apple TV 2, Apple TV 3 and Apple TV 4, to export a Apple TV 3 1080p video with ac3 5.1 pass-through for AV receiver decoding, “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is highly recommended.
Tip: If you want to add the DVD movie to iTunes for play on iPhone, iPad, iPod, you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your iDevices.
Step 3. Convert DVD to Apple TV 4.
Click “Convert” button to rip DVD to iTunes recognized video for playing on Apple TV 4 generation with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through. Afterwards, transfer the DVD to iTunes and import to Apple TV 4 for watching with ease. There you have it! Now it is time to enjoy your favorite DVD movies with Apple TV 4.
If you’re new to Apple TV, the below guide will help you get started with Apple TV setup: How to set up Apple TV 4 for streaming HD videos with Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds?
There you have it! Enjoy your DVD Movies on Apple TV 4 in full HD on Mac. Have a good time!