Probably, you may have a considerable big collection of Blu-rays, gathering dust in their cases and gobbling up valuable shelf space. And then there's the Blu-ray player itself, hulking there under your telly as a reminder of a bygone age of ugly black boxes. But there's a simple, streamlined solution. Why not rip these Blu-ray movies to RAID external drive where you can access them any time via Apple TV 3? Here's how.
Preparations for streaming Blu-ray on ATV 3 through RAID external drive
- A computer
- Your Blu-ray discs
- RAID external drive
- Apple TV 3
- A Blu-ray Ripper
Before Start to Rip Blu-ray to RAID external drive for ATV 3
Google search for 'best blu-ray ripping software', you can easily get recommendation for Pavtube BDMagic. This Blu-ray Ripper can circumvent encryption of Blu-ray then save the content to a digital file supported by Apple TV 3 on RAID external drive. It can keep the original high video quality and 5.1 even 7.1 audio channel. Easy-to-use is its highlight so that even not a computer geek can accomplish the Blu-ray to RAID external drive for ATV 3 conversion with simple three clicks.
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Steps to Rip Blu-ray to RAID external for ATV 3 Streaming
Step 1: Add Blu-ray movies
Click "File' to load Blu-ray movies to Blu-ray to RAID external drive converter. This software can automatically detect the main title to extract for Apple TV 3. You can select desired subtitle/audio track at the bottom of the chapter list.
Step 2: Choose format for Apple TV 3
According to Apple TV 3 supported format, MOV, MP4, M4V format in H.264, MPEG 4 codec can be the target format. You can choose them from "Common Video" or "HD Video". Or, you can navigate to Format > Apple TV to choose the optimized preset "Apple TV 3 1080p Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)" for Apple TV 3.
Both AAC and AC3 5.1 audios would be saved in output Apple TV M4V video so you could enjoy videos in Apple TV without trouble. And check this guide if you found no 5.1 surround sound from Apple TV.
Tip: If necessary, you are allowed to adjust profile parameters in Settings. Presets like video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, channels can be customized to achieve a better video enjoyment on Apple TV 3 via RAID external drive.
Step 3: Start Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 conversion
Go back the main interface, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start Blu-ray to RAID external drive for Apple TV 3 streaming conversion process.
After the Blu-ray ripping work is done, you can stream the Blu-ray movie in true 1080 to 3rd Gen Apple TV's via RAID external drive.
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