Have you ever come across the circumstance that when you want to stream movies with 6 channel audio from a laptop to a HD TV which has been hooked into surround sound system by using an Apple TV only to find that what you get is 2 channel audio rather than the 5.1 surround sound? Some people may find that when they update their Apple TV, there is no more multi-channel audio and only 2 channel stereo tracks work.
Is there anything wrong with Apple TV or the surround sound system? After checking the cables and multi-channel audio settings, you will find everything is OK and there is just no 5.1 surround sound. Is there any way to play 5.1 surround sound via Apple TV? All you need is an Apple TV video converter, and Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac does great job to convert movies and videos with multiple channel audio to Apple TV supported video formats like M4V with 5.1 surround sound working out.
How to get 5.1 surround sound from Apple TV?
Step 1. Load video with 6 channel audio
Run Apple TV video converter on Mac and click “File” to load video sources (e.g. downloaded movies, DVDs and Blu-ray movies) with 6 channel audio.
Step 2. Choose AC3 5.1 for Apple TV
To get 5.1 surround sound from Apple TV, just click the format to find “Apple TV” and “Apple TV 2/3 720P Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v).”
Step 3. Convert video to Apple TV with 5.1 audio
Hit the button “Convert” on bottom-right corner to start conversion from videos with multiple audio tracks to Apple TV M4V with AC3 5.1 surround sound.
Step 4. Play the converted video with 5.1 surround sound
After conversion, move the converted video to iTunes library, and open it up on the Apple TV. And then you’ll get the perfect 5.1 surround sound from Apple TV.
Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac also works perfectly in converting 3D SBS (Side-by-Side) movies to 3D videos with 5.1 surround sound. If you got Internet torrents movies and this Mac video converter can also handle them like a piece of cake.
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