"I have an Apple TV, 2014 27" iMac, and a mid 2010 macbook pro. I am try to set up my media (mostly movies) on the Airport Extreme so that they can be viewed on the iMac, MacBook Pro, and most importantly the Apple TV. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks."
For Apple TV owners, you can easily integrate it into your AirPort Extreme network and enjoy the fastest possible connection for streaming your iTunes library to your widescreen TV. With the setup assistant built into your Apple TV, you can easily set up a new wireless network or extend your current one. And the basic setup are as below:
1.Plug in your AirPort Extreme and connect it to your DSL or cable modem
2.In Wi-Fi Settings on your Apple TV, tap your AirPort base station to create a new network.
3.Select create a new network, give it a password and tap Next.
4.Now your Apple TV are connected to your AirPort Extreme new network.
To stream local media files to Apple TV via AirPort Extreme, you will first need to add your contents to iTunes library, then stream music, video and movies from iTunes library to Apple TV with iTunes Home Sharing function. It is likely that not all media content that you stream will be compatible with iTunes library and Apple TV, therefore, make sure to transcode the file formats to iTunes and Apple TV best playable file formats or you will get into obstacle halfway.
If you have both Blu-ray/DVD movies and online download videos in various file formats to add to your iTunes library, a powerful media conversion tool is very essential for you. Here, we would recommend you to download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (best Video Converter Ultimate Review), which provides a comprehensive solution to unlock commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc and virtually any digital file format to iTunes best favorable m4v format. Besides that, the program also gives you the chance to directly output Blu-ray/DVD/video to Apple TV preset profile file format.
How to Stream Media from iTunes Library to Apple TV Via AirPort Extreme?
Step 1: Load media files to the program.
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: Define output file format.
Tap on the "Format" bar, choose iTunes best >compatible format "M4V - MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)" under "Common Video" main category for add media content to iTunes.
Directly output Apple TV preset profile format
Step 3: Start video conversion process.
Click the "Convert" button to start to convert Blu-ray/DVD/Video to iTunes and Apple TV readable file formats listed above.
When the conversion is completed, add the converted media files to your iTunes library, and then you will be able to stream media from iTunes library to Apple TV with AirPort Extreme with ease.
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