Watch DVD Movies through Apple TV (4) on HDTV from Personal HDD

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Most people’s first thought upon playing DVD on Apple TV/4 is to stream/AirPlay/mirror DVD to Apple TV 4 from Mac or PC, which however has some limits and will be explained later. Some say use VLC media player, which should works but I have never tried it myself. Are there any other ways? Ripping DVD to Apple TV 4 seems to be the ultimate solution, to some extent. This guide will show tyou how to copy DVD Movies onto Personal HDD for Apple TV 4/3/2smoothly playback. 

Apple TV 4 New Features: 

1. App Store finally comes to Apple TV 4, meaning downloads of third-party apps or games on AP4 will reach out to you soon after. >> Plex App For New Apple TV 4
2. Accordingly, Apple TV 4 ships with Siri. 
3. Supports Dolby Digital 7.1 while Apple TV 3 supports 5.1. 
4. Hardware: A8 chip (64bit), Bluetooth 4.0, USB-C, output 1080p video [more Apple TV 4 specs]. 
5. Stream an iPad’s Screen to a TV with Apple TV 4 | Copy Blu-ray to External 500 gig ssd drive for Apple TV 4 

Unfortunately it’s not possible to store videos directly on the Apple TV4. Also, an external hard drive cannot be connected. But with the new Apple TV it’s possible to install additonal applications. Like a video player. The DVD structure in the previous step can’t be used on the Apple TV4. This is because this video format is not supported. We need to change the video structure to a usable format, before we can stream it to the Apple TV4. 


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Apple TV and Personal HDD support very few formats, which include H.264 and MPEG-4 videos which means DVD cannot work with your Apple TV 4 from Personal HDD. This have you convert your DVD videos to an Apple TV/Plex supported file format on Mac OS X El Capitan. For this purpose, you will have to find a good DVD ripper on El Capitan for Apple TV 4 and Personal HDD. 

For the El Capitan users, we recommend Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (review) to help you achieve the DVD playback on Apple TV 4 from Personal HDD. It is a professional Mac DVD to Apple TV 4 Converter which can assist you rip and copy DVD to Apple TV/Personal HDD accepted video on OS Sierra/X El Capitan for streaming on Apple TV 4 with Personal HDD. Plus, with it, you can freely select your wanted subtitles or show the forced subtitles as you need for your favorite movie. It also displays a pleasing interface with a self-explanatory option-set placed in it. 

At this point, we recommend This Top DVD to ios Ripper, for its abundant 350+ preloaded profiles, incl. Apple TV 4/3/2, iPhone 6S/6/5S, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, etc and powerful DVD copy protection removing ability. 

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Step-by-step guide: Rip DVD to Personal HDD on Apple TV 4/3/2 

Step 1: Add the DVD movies 

Insert your DVD disc to the drive, then launch the DVD to ATV Ripper on El Capitan and click the “Load from disc” button to select and load the DVD movies you want to store on your Plex. VIDEO_TS folder, ISO and IFO files are also supported. After the DVD movie is loaded, you can preview it on the right viewing window and adjust volume or take snapshots freely. 


Step 2: Decide output format 

Choose a compatible format for Apple TV 4 storage on Personal HDD. Here I recommend you click the format bar and choose “Apple TV > Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)”. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need. 


Tip: Click “Settings” icon, you can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. Change the setting from the new default HD profile 4000 to 5000~8000 bitrate (Note: bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss). Learn how to set up Apple TV 4 for Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through. 

Step 3: Convert DVD to Apple TV 4 on El Capitan 

Click the “Convert” button under the preview window, and the DVD ripper will start the conversion from DVD movies to Apple TV4 from Personal HDD on OS X El Capitan This will take a while, depends on the encoding settings, hardware of your Mac computer and the length of the DVD file. Learn >> Stream Any Videos to Apple TV 4 for Playable format

Tip: Of cause 64G iPad is not made for saving one whole Blu-ray movie. With ByteCopy for Mac and Toast, you can shrink and rip a 50GB Blu-ray movie to 25 GB disc, while the quality lost is regardless. If you need smaller file size, you can do advanced video settings. 

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About the Author: John Salley

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