How to convert DVD to Apple TV
Apple This guide will show you how to convert DVD to Apple TV supported video formats so that you can enjoy DVD movies on Apple TV.
Apple TV featured a new function the company named "AirPlay" which will allow you to "push" video and audio media files from your Apple products like iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with the tap of a button. So you could rip DVD to video on your computer and push it video Apple TV to enjoy it with a big TV screen.
DVD ripping has been an inconvenient task especially when you need to convert DVD to Apple TV formats with particular video resolution. Most of DVDs are CSS copy-protected, and as a result ripping DVDs and formatting the films for the Apple TV with any open source program such as Handbrake. But with the help of DVD Ripper software, much of the problem can be solved. You can now get DVD converted to MOV, MP4, M4P, AVI and more with just few clicks. Let’s see how it actually happens:
Note: If you are a Mac user, Download DVD Ripper for Mac here
Step 1: Loading a DVD to DVD Ripper program
Click on the "Load DVD" button on the top left corner of the user window. Select the DVD drive and click on "OK".
Step 2: Output Settings
In the " Profile" bar, select Apple TV (as you intend to convert the DVD to Apple TV format) from the drop down menu. Click "Brows" button, you need to give a destination where you want the converted video to be saved. For advanced users you may go to "Settings" option to modify output video’s parameters such as video resolution, biterate and audio channel.
Apple TV video formats specifications:
* H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 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
Step 3: Start converting DVD to Apple TV
Click on "START" button and the ripping process will be started. It may takes couple of hours depends on your DVD length and output video quality.
Editing DVD video (option)
Powerful editing tools are available out there:
Select the "Help" menu to get detail about a specific tool. You can then use them as per your convenience.
You can also cut a specific part of the video through "Clip" option. You just need to fill the starting and ending time in the respective places and start the process.
Once you complete the DVD to Apple TV conversion, your video can be used on Apple TV. All you need to do is to sync the converted DVD video to the Apple TV with iTunes (See also DVD to iTunes). It will be better if you can use AirPlay to share your converted videos with your Apple products.