One of the coolest things about building a media server with Plex is that it is always moving forward. Over the years we’ve been incredibly impressed with a wide range of projects: The original Plex for Roku, the insanely popular Plex for Samsung app, and now Plex channel on Apple TV. Essentially, you run a program on your computer which masquerades as the Trailer app. Next, change one setting on the ATV, and you’re up and running. It takes you less than 2 minutes to install and get it running. Here is an instruction to guide you how to stream DVD and Blu-ray collection to Apple TV with Plex Channel on Mac.
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It is well known that Apple TV/Plex supports very few formats, which include H.264 and MPEG-4 videos meaning Blu-ray as well DVD cannot work with your Plex channel on Apple TV. This means you will have to convert your Blu-ray/DVD videos to an Apple TV/Plex supported file format . For this purpose, you will have to find a good BD/DVD ripper for Apple TV.
For mac users, to enable Apple TV to play Blu-ray and DVD collection with Plex, we recommend Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac (Read review). It is a professional Mac Blu-ray/DVD to Apple TV Converter. This tool can assist you rip Blu-ray and DVD to Apple TV/Plex video format for streaming to Apple TV for playback via Plex channel. 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.
Hot News for all Mac users! Pavtube Studio has launched a user-requested upgrade for all its Mac BD/DVD and package tools: DVDAid for Mac, BDMagic for Mac, ByteCopy for Mac, iMedia Converter for Mac to version 184.108.40.206, which focuses on the addition of the H.265 encoders and decoders.
New features of ByteCopy for Mac v220.127.116.11:
1. Supported to encode H.265/HEVC codec
2. Optimize coding parameters
3. Fix some bugs
Free download the right version, and here is a brief guide which you can learn from.
Ripping Blu-ray/DVD movies to Apple TV for playing with Plex
Step 1. After successful installing the best Mac BD/DVD to Apple TV/Plex Converter, launch it on your Mac. And press “Load Disc” icon to import Blu-ray or DVD movie. Or choose “File > Load from ISO/IFO” if you’d like to import BD/DVD ISO image file.
Step 2. Choose a compatible format for Apple TV playing via Plex. 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. (Here is a way to play 5.1 surround sound via Apple TV 3)
Step 3. 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.
Step 4. Now hit on the “Convert” button and start ripping BD/DVD to Apple TV M4V for playback. After the conversion, you can add BD/DVD movie to your Plex Media Server for video streaming and then be able to enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies through Apple TV with Plex.