You can enjoy a high definition DVD with family and friends on your wide screen TV via Apple TV4. However, there is no DVD Drive shipped on Apple TV 4, meanwhile it supported format just limited to H. 264 and MPEG-4. That is to say, you can not play DVD on Apple TV 4 directly.
Apple TV supported Format:
- 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.
In this case, you'll need to rip the movies from DVD disc to Apple TV 4 compatible format, such as H. 264 *.mp4. Then import the converted DVD movies to iTunes for easily streaming.
Solution 1. RIP DVD disc with Handbrake.
Handbrake is a free and open source platform,which convert video from nearly any format.Windows, Mac and Linux are supported as well.
Download Handbrake from it's official website, or you may refer to this tutorial (Guide on Ripping DVD with Handbrake for Free) and rip your DVD discs with Handbrake
Note: You may need an hour or more time to watch DVD on Apple TV 4, and Handbrake can only convert these unencrypted DVD discs. If you need a easy tool can convert encrypted and copy-protected DVD discs, just turn to solution 2.
Solution 2. Rip DVD to H.264 MP4 for playing on Apple TV 4 via iTunes
Here, Brorsoft DVD ripper for Mac /Windows is highly recommended, which enable you rip any encrypted and copy-protected DVD disc to iTunes and Apple TV 4 compatible H.264 format. Besides, it can rip DVD discs to more than 250+ formats, like MP4, MKV, WMV, AVI, AAC, FLV, ect for widely used on iPad , iPhone, Samsung TV , Xbox, PS3/P4 and other 150+ devices. Now you can download the program, the free trail version of both Windows and Mac are available.
Here we take Mac Version Brorsoft DVD Ripper and DVD to H.264 MP4 conversion as example, Windows Version share the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Mac platform .exe files cannot be installed on Windows OS – and vice versa.
Guide: Rip DVD to H.264 MP4 for Apple TV 4 and import them to iTunes for easily streaming
Step 1. Load DVD moviesClick the "disc button " to upload DVD movies to the program.
DVD ISO files and Video_TS folder are supported here as well.
Tip: If you like, you can click the "Subtitles" and "Audio" button on the interface to set. Moreover, it also offers an option called Forced subtitles, which enables you to see subtitles only when actors are speaking a different language.
Step 2. Select H.264 MP4 for Apple TV 4You can freely choose the output format, as we have almost 250+ formats for you choose. Here we take H.264 * .mp4 format for example,which is compatible for Apple TV. Meanwhile, you can set the output folder as you like.
Step 3. Start to rip DVD for Apple TV 4Just click the "convert" button under the interface to start the DVD to H.264 MP4 conversion.
Once the conversion finished, you can get the output file. Then, open your iTunes select add files to library option to import the converted DVD files to your iTunes library, and your Apple TV 4 will have the access to them as well.
Now you can play the converted DVD movies on your Apple TV 4 via iTunes freely. Enjoy!
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Do it all - Convert, Edit Video and Rip, Backup Blu-ray and DVD movies, 250+ formats, Ultra-Fast encoding speed, ZERO quality loss!
And you can also use Video Ultimate to convert any videos or rip all Blu-ray/DVD or ISO file to MP4 format for playing on Apple TV 4 via iTunes with ease.
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