[Sale]Rip/Convert Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
Externally, the Apple TV 3 (1080p 3rd-Gen Apple TV) is virtually indistinguishable from the Apple TV 2nd generation. The real change is that the new Apple TV 3 can play movies up to 1080p HD Video quality. Besides starting the fun right away with streaming music, videos, and photos from iTunes Store or iOS devices like new iPad 3, iPhone 4S to instantly watch HD movies & popular TV shows, we can also experienced Blu-rays as big as life on your HDTV in Full-HD 1080p with the NEW Apple TV 3rd generation. Here I am sharing my experience to help those who wanna to play Blu-ray movies with Apple TV 3. Besides, I will also share something on how to get 1080p HD quality and AC3 5.1 audio (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound).
First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Blu-Ray Ripping tool hooked to your PC. If you are looking for an app which makes it easy to either just watch or to convert Blu-ray movies to Apple TV 3 format at the original 1920×1080 resolution in an almost Apple-like way, and don't mind spending $40 (they currently have a sale), I've had successfully used Pavtube's Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 Ripper to convert Blu-Ray discs to a format playable by Apple TV 3 and iTunes. I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. Now follow the steps below to shrink Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 AC3 5.1 audio.
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The steps: Ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 1080p MP4 videos with Dolby Digital 5.1
Note: For Windows users, just follow the detailed guide to complete your conversion. For Mac users, you can follow how to rip Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 for Mac to finish your work on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Mountain Lion etc.
Step 1. Assuming you have downloaded the top Apple TV 3 Blu-ray Ripper to your PC, the first step is runnig the program and loading your Blu-ray movies files.
Step 2. Choose output profile for Apple TV 3. The program has a preset "Apple TV" option to choose a format specific "Apple TV H.264 1920×1080(*.mp4)" to the new Apple TV.
PS: The Full 1080p profile is speically designed and you can play Blu-ray Rips with Apple TV 3 with Full-HD 1080p quality. But it doesn't supply AC3 5.1 audio output. After several several conversions and tests I worked out the settings for converting Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 with Dolby Digital 5.1 (Select "H.264 HD Video(*.mov)" from "HD Video" category):
Resolution- 1920×1080 (Full-HD)
Sampling rate- 48khz
Channel- 5.1 Channels
According to my experience, the 2012 new Apple TV is not able to decode 5.1 surround sound to stereo by itself, if you want to play AC3 5.1 (Dolby Digital surround) audio you will need an AV receiver.
Step 3. After the above steps, click on the "Convert" button to start the Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 1080p mp4 conversion. Then go get a cup of coffee (conversion takes some time).
So there you have it. Pretty simple! After the conversion completes, import new 1080p .mp4 file into iTunes (drag .mp4 file to the iTunes icon on the dock). Now you can start watching 1080p HD Blu-ray movies on HDTV via new Apple TV 3 with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Enjoy!
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