Rip Blu-ray movies to Apple TV 3 for playing on HDTV with 5.1 sound

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2012 is really a big year for Apple fans. The beginning of this year, Apple realeased new iPad 3, at the same time, Apple TV 3 introduced to the public. The new Apple TV 3 added the ability to support 1080p movies playback. It’s good news for people who like enjoying full HD movies on HDTV.

You can stream 1080p HD movies and TV shows you purchased from iTunes store for enjoying on your HDTV. With proper Blu-ray ripping software, you even can back up Blu-ray Discs and DVDs into Apple TV 3 optimized HD videos without much quality loss. If you’d like to stream Blu-ray and DVD collections to new Apple TV 3, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper should be your best choice. In its latest update, it added the new Apple TV 3 1080p preset, allows you to convert Blu-ray to Full HD 1080p M4V video that looks even sharper than iTunes store 1080p movies. Better off, the new preset exports HD video with 2 audio tracks- both Dolby Digital 5.1 and AAC stereo audio will be retained, so that Apple TV could pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver for reproduction of surround sound, and export AAC stereo when going without surround sound system. This below article will tell you how to convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to Apple TV 3 with 5.1 sound.

Preparations for 1080p/1080i Blu-ray Ripping:

1. Ensure that you’ve had an internal or external Blu-ray Disc drive installed properly.

2. Get Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper ($49). Trial download link:
Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 7, Vista, XP compatible)
Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (Mac OS X 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5 compatible)

3. Keep your computer networked.

Ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 compatible 1080p .m4v video

Step 1. Run the Blu-ray Ripper for Apple TV 3. Press “Load Disc” icon to import Blu-ray movie. Choose “File>Load from ISO/IFO” if you’d like to import Blu-ray ISO image file.

Step 2. Select main movie from file list. By default the main movie is checked exclusively. Other titles are extras and commercials, just leave them unchecked.

Step 3. Set subtitles and audio language for the main movie.

Step 4. Press on the “Format” bar, choose “Apple TV>> Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)”. If you are staying with the 2nd gen black Apple TV, the “Apple TV 2 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset works best for you.

Step 5. Press “Convert” to get Blu-ray Ripper start converting Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 optimized 1080p video.

Step 6. Wait till conversion completes. To improve speed, you are suggested to run the Blu-ray Ripper on a faster computer or take advantage of GPU acceleration (press the CUDA/AMD button to turn on or turn off GPU encoding). Press “Open” to find ripped movie.

Add Blu-ray rip to iTunes movie library for streaming to ATV 3

You can then add the ripped Blu-ray movie (.m4v video) into iTunes movie library. Open up iTunes and follow “File>> Add file to Library…” to sync video to iTunes. To sync, play and stream 1080p contents, iTunes 10.6 or later version is required.

For more information about how to stream 1080p videos to Apple TV 3 and connections for the Apple TV to pass-through AC-3 5.1 audio, please check Setting up Apple TV for Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through.

Other You May Concern

1. Does the Blu-ray rip play silence or gray screen in iTunes?
No. iTunes does not play video contents with AC3 audio, but the Apple TV pass-through presets create video with both AC3 and AAC, so iTunes will find and play the AAC track instead.

2. Does the Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through 1920×1080 (*.m4v) preset work with iPad?
Yes. The preset also work with new iPad. It plays stereo by default. If you’d like to play surround sound effect, enable Airplay to have iPad stream the video to Apple TV 3, which pass-through AC3 audio to receiver.

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