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How to rip DVD and convert video to Apple TV video?

Before convert DVD to Apple TV or convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, Divx, MOV, XviD, RMVB, DVR-MS, ASF, MPG to iTune, let's take a look at the video formats which the Apple TV plays.

Video formats supported: H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): 640 by 480, 30 fps, LC version of Baseline Profile; 320 by 240, 30 fps, Baseline profile up to Level 1.3; 1280 by 720, 24 fps, Progressive Main Profile. MPEG-4: 640 by 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile
 
Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps); protected AAC (from iTunes Store); MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps); MP3 VBR; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV

 

This guide includes six parts as follows:
Part1: How to convert DVD to Apple TV.(Windows)
Part2:
How to convert video files to Apple TV.(Windows)
Part3:
How to convert DVD to Apple TV.(Mac)
Part4:
How to convert video files to Apple TV.(Mac)
Part5:
How to convert Youtube Video to Apple TV.(Windwows)

 

Part1: How to convert DVD to Apple TV.(Windows)

1. First download DVD to Apple TV Converter suite, install and run it.



DVD to Apple TV Converter suite

2. Please insert the DVD you'd like to convert to the DVD drive.
dvd to apple tv

3. Click 'File' menu and 'Open DVD', or directly hit 'Open' button to load the DVD. Set the profile to be Apple TV 640*480 mpeg-4 video which is the default DVD video quality.

4. Click around in the DVD's menu to set up DVD playback as you like, select the subtitle and audio sound tracks etc, then begin to play the movie through the software by click the play button.

5. The following window will pop up. Here, you can rename 'Title Name', set 'Save Path' and output quality, then click 'Yes' button to start ripping DVD to Apple TV MP4 or Apple TV H264 video from the point that the movie starts. That is all. Just so easy!
DVD to Apple TV MP4

If you'd like to record from certain time point, or want to change some parameters like 'output format', 'video bitrates', 'frame rate', 'audio bitrates', please click 'No' button to close the window.

6. Optional parameters settings
* Select subtitles and languages
Click 'Subtitle' or 'Audio Track' in the 'Setting' menu, choose the related value you like.

* Set output formats
Choose the target file format from 'Profile'. The software supports converting DVD to Apple TV 1024*768 MP4 video, Apple TV 640*480 MP4 video, Apple TV 640*480 h264 video,iPod MP4 video, iPod h264 video, MP3 audio.
Set output formats

* Set the start time to convert
Use the video playback controls to queue up the point at which you want to start ripping. Or click 'Setting -> Go to' and jump to previous/next chapter.

* More parameters
Click 'Setting -> Output video settings', here you can choose different profile, video/audio bitrates, video size, disable video/audio, aspect ratio, frame/sample rate, etc.
If you are not familiar with these options, please view the descriptions listed at the bottom of the window.

* Crop/cut&Resize the movie
If you want to make the widescreen dvd(16:9) to be outputted as fullscreen(4:3) video, you can use the crop function.
Set Crop to "Crop both black bands" and resize to be "stretch to full screen" if you don't need to keep the subtitle.
Set crop to "Crop the upper black band" so you can keep the subtitle in the down black band.
crop apple tv video

* Direct/batch conversion
If you want to rip you DVD movie into one whole file, please use the direct ripping mode described above.
If you want to rip your DVD by chapters to into separated output files (for example your music DVDs, TV Episode DVDs), you can use the batch conversion rip mode, just ticket out the titles you want to convert and click convert.
You can switch this two modes by clicking on the mode-Direct&Batch.
cucusoft dvd video to apple tv

7. Hit 'Convert' button, choose the recording time point and quality, then click 'Yes' to begin to convert DVD to Apple TV video or audio quickly.

8. After ripping, transfer the converted files to iTunes, and then sync to Apple TV.

 

Part2: How to convert video files to Apple TV.(Windows)

Step by step convert movies to Apple TV video (H.264, MP4, MPEG-4) and Apple TV audio (AAC, MP3,WAV), AVI to Apple TV, MPEG to Apple TV, WMV to Apple TV, MOV to Apple TV, DivX to Apple TV, Xvid to Apple TV, DVR-MS to Apple TV, RM to Apple TV, RMVB to Apple TV, ASF to Apple TV, AVS to Apple TV, MPG to Apple TV, AVS to Apple TV, FLV to Apple TV, MKV to Apple TV, NSV to Apple TV, OGG to Apple TV, OGM to Apple TV, TIVO to Apple TV, 3GP to Apple TV.(Windows)

 

1. First download DVD to Apple TV Converter suite, install and run it.



2. Click 'Open file' button to load the video file(s) you'd like to convert. The Apple TV converter software supports batch conversion mode.
aplle tv video converter

3. The default output format is Apple TV 640*480 Mpeg-4 video. If you'd like to change this, click "Profile" button, set the output format to Apple TV video (Apple TV 1024*768 MP4 video, Apple TV 640*480 MP4 video, Apple TV 640*480 h264 video,iPod MP4 video, iPod h264 video) or Apple TV audio (MP3). Here, you can also set video size, frame rate and more.
video output setting

4. Hit 'Convert' button to start converting video to Apple TV.

5. Transfer the converted video or audio files to iTunes library and sync them to Apple TV.

 

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