One Christmas, on of the best way to celebrate this great day is to watch Christmas movies with your family members or best friends together. You can either download HD Christmas movies from popular media streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO, online video sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, top movie torrent sites or purchase/rent commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc Christmas movies from electronic bookstore like Amazon, Walmart, etc. For Apple users who have just got a new Apple TV, have you ever imaged of streaming your favorite Christmas movies to Apple TV for watching via large screen HD TV?
Although Apple TV offers a chance for its users to stream local media files to it via iTunes. However, it has strong restriction for the files that are streamed to it. Supported media file formats by Apple TV 4 are displayed as below:
- H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Therefore, if your Christmas movies are on Blu-ray/DVD disc or online downloaded HD movies that do not meet with Apple TV 4 compatible file formats standard, you will definitely fail to proceed the Christmas movies to Apple TV streaming process. To release you from this head-scratching issue, we recommend you a beneficial tool called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (best Video Converter Ultimate Review), which can do you a great favor to address all Apple TV 4 streaming Christmas movies problems.
The program not only assist to unlock copy & region protection from commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc Christmas movies and then convert them to Apple TV 4 best compatible file format, but also empowered with remarkable capability to decode all online downloaded SD/HD/2K and even 4K Christmas movies in AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, MOV, MKV, etc to Apple TV 4 best favorable formats.
As the new Apple TV 4 supports Dolby Digital surround sound - 5.1 and 7.1, if there are Dobly Digital 5.1 or Dobly TrueHD 7.1 audio in your original Blu-ray disc, you will have the chance to get a better overall sound quality by outputting "Apple TV 3 Dobly Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)" format to keep the 5.1 or 7.1 audio in Blu-ray disc with our program.
If you has a local HTTP Server in your home, our program also grants you to transcode Christmas movies into M3U8 format so that you can play Chrismtas movies on Apple TV 4 fluently.
How to convert and stream Christmas Blu-ray/DVD/video Movies on Apple TV 4?
Step 1: Load Christmas movies.
After launching the program, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to import online downloaded Christmas movies. For loading Blu-ray or DVD disc, tap "File" > "Load from disc" to add Blu-ray/DVD disc Christmas movies to the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
The supported file format by Apple TV 4 is the same as its previous model Apple TV 3, therefore, here, you can keep the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and AAC stereo reserved by outputting "Apple TV" ＞ "Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)."
Output M3U8 format for Apple TV 4
You can specify "HLS Streaming(m3u8)>ipad m3u8 streaming or iphone m3u8 streaming" as the output format for streaming to Apple TV 4 with local HTTP server.
Step 3: Start the final conversion process.
Hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start to Blu-ray/DVD/video Christmas movies to Apple TV conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, you can streamed converted HD files to Apple TV 4 for watching on TV.
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