Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mac solution: Get Blu-ray movies to Apple TV 3 for wathing

This article shows you the complete guide and easy solution to convert and import Blu-ray movies to Apple TV 3 or future Apple TV 4 on your Mac (including  Mavericks 10.9 and  Yosemite 10.10). 

Hello. I am in the process of purchasing a Blu Ray drive to use with my desktop Mac and will be purchasing a software program for converting my Blu Rays . I wish to play them on my Apple TV3 and the future AppleTV4. Will these blu rays be stored in the Home Video of ITunes ? Also when do I need to have external hard drive storage for my collections.? I have a 10.10 Yosemite 27" IMac. Thanks and looking forward to getting started.


Then how to get these blu-ray collection onto Apple TV 3 for watching as the above user asked?

As you know, Blu-ray disc or even the decrypted Blu-ray rips can’t be supported by Apple TV 3. The best solution is to rip and convert Blu-ray to iTunes compatible format then sync to ATV 3 for playback without any limit. Follow the guide below rip Blu-rays to Full HD 1080p MP4 files for viewing on Apple TV 3 on Mac.

System Requirements for ripping Blu-ray to iTunes and streaming to Apple TV on Mac

* Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10

* Compatible Blu-ray Disc Drive

* Pavtube BDMagic for Mac

* 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor

* At least 2 GB of RAM

* iTunes 10.6 or later

* A video driver that supports HDCP for Windows PC

* A display that supports HDCP with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 or higher

* Apple TV 3rd generation

Step-by-step guide for ripping Blu-ray movies for Apple TV 3 on Mac

1. Make sure your Blu-ray Disc drive is well connected with computer, and put a source Blu-ray Disc to the BD drive. Mac is lacking of Blu-ray support and you need to add an external BD drive that is compatible with Mac.

2. Have Blu-ray Ripper installed on your computer. And free download Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

If you are windows users, read my old post how to rip Blu-ray to Apple TV.

3. Run the Mac Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 Converter. Press "Load Disc" icon to import Blu-ray movie. The software requires network connection to decrypt Blu-ray so keep your network wired.

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4. Select main movie from file list, and set subtitles and audio language for export.

5. Set iTunes/Apple TV 3 compatible format from the drop-down list of "Format".  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.

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6. Press "Convert" to get Blu-ray Ripper start compressing Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 friendly videos.

7. When conversion completes, press "Open" to find compressed .m4v movie and add it to iTunes movie store. Open up iTunes and follow "File>> Add file to Library…" to sync ripped Blu-ray movie to iTunes for video streaming to ATV. Now you can enjoy the Blu-ray movie with iTunes freely and stream the Blu-ray movie to Apple TV 3.

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