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Old Aug 18, 2010, 04:39 AM
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Default Convert DVD movies or video to Apple TV on MAC

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Let’s say you’ve purchased a movie on DVD, and you want to watch it on your Apple TV. You could buy a computer-friendly copy from the iTunes Store—if it’s available, that is. Or you could download batch videos from internet, you get many videos such as MKV, AVI from your friend. You want to play the videos on Apple TV. However, Apple doesn't exactly make it simple to watch content that's not purchased from iTunes, and the Apple TV was clearly meant to be an iTunes portal for the living room. The Apple TV's spec page indicates that it supports a very limited number of file formats: anything from the iTunes store, H.264/AVC movies, and MPEG-4 video. For the average user, these will likely be fine, and it's not hard encoding one's own movies to fit one of these formats.

Here, we are writing about how to rip DVDs and convert other video files into formats that will play on Apple TV in the help of iFunia DVD to Apple TV converter( *********** ) and Apple TV Video Converter( *********** ), then you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch in the best possible quality.

How to rip or convert DVD to Apple TV on Mac?
There are plenty of converters you can find can do the conversion for Apple TV on the market, but the quality different. We’ll be using the very nice professional Apple TV converter called iFunia DVD to Apple TV converter, compared to others, this soft has rapid conversion speed, high output quality, what's more, it is quite easy to use, to a novice, and this is the most suitable converter. It is positioned specifically as a simple, "one button" converter for Apple's devices that sync with iTunes: the video Apple TV.

Step1. Get iFunia DVD to Apple TV converter and Load DVD files
Download iFunia DVD to Apple TV converter( *********** ) and run it on MAC. In the program main panel, click the button "Load..." to load your DVD movie, you may see the name of DVD movie disk if you insert DVD before running this DVD ripper tool. A movie DVD usually has several titles, just select the titles you would like to convert.
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Step2. Select output format and set up the conversion parameters
In "Destination Setup" you can use the "convert to" drop-down menu to control the output format. Select Apple TV MP4 output format and adjust the Resolution, Bitrates, Frame Rate and Audio Codec in section Export Settings. Then go to "Save to" to specify a directory on MAC to save the output files.
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Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size.

Step3. Start DVD to Apple TV MP4 conversion
Finally, convert your DVD to Apple TV MP4 by hitting the Start button. Tick "Shutdown when done" check box - if needed. The convert progress bar shows you how much of the encoding is completed. The encoding time will depend on several variables including: the duration of the video file, the speed of your computer, what other activity your computer is currently doing and the bitrate you set.

Steps on converting video files to Apple TV on MAC
The steps on converting video files to Apple TV on MAC are similar to rip DVD movies. First, run the iFunia Apple TV Converter( *********** ), and click the "Add..." button to add video files. Next preset the output settings, adjust wanted parameters and then click "Start" button to start the ripping.
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Optional step. Edit videos: crop, trim, add special effects or add watermark and deinterlace
Wanna add a personalized watermark on the output video files? iFunia DVD to Apple TV and Apple TV converter both allow you add a text watermark or a image logo. Just select the titles/chapters you'd like to add watermark, then click the button 'Edit' to open video editing window. If you want to crop DVD movies or video files and add some special effects, click the first two tabs.

After all are done, you just get the wanted DVD movies or video files on MAC, and sync them to your Apple TV for playback on-the-go!

* Batch conversion. iFunia DVD to Apple TV Converter and Apple TV Converter both can convert multiple videos to Apple TV compatible format in one pass to save time.
* HD video conversion. The two programs also can rip HD DVD and HD video to watch them on your wide screen HDTV.
* iFunia Apple TV Converter also can convert AVCHD (M2TS, MTS), MOD to Apple TV MP4 video format.
* You can built-in DVD player or preview the video by selecting the video and clicking Play in the preview pane with this two iFunia Apple TV converter. You can also take snapshot and save them as jpg, bmp file while preview.
* If you are a PC user, please just refer to iFunia DVD to Apple TV Converter( *********** ) and Apple TV Video Converter for Windows( *********** ).
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