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For Mac users: ripping DVDs to Apple TV 3 (atv3) compatible MP4s

Posted by Edwin Smith to DVD & Blu-ray Solution
on  December 11, 2012

The third generation of Apple TV was introduced at an Apple event on March 7, 2012. The Apple TV 3 (atv3) has a brand-new user interface, includes a single-core A5 processor, and supports 1080p HD streaming media playing technology.



As we know, the atv3 allows you to stream or sync video from your Mac computer running iTunes and watch it on your HDTV. So, if you have bought many movies or TV-shows on DVD discs, you can consider importing your favorite DVDs to iTunes to play them on your atv3 using home sharing. This step-by-step guide will tell you how to ripping and re-encoding video content on DVD disc to 720p MP4 video for Apple TV 3 on Mac.


Step 1: Download Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac. This DVD ripping software works on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)/Snow Leopard (10.6)/Lion (10.7)/Mountain Lion (10.8), and enables to decrypt different DVD discs and convert DVD video to a wide range of digital video formats such as MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, etc.


Step 2: Add DVD to the atv3 DVD Ripping software. Insert the DVD you want to rip for atv3 to your DVD Rom. Open up Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac, and click on the “” icon, then this software will load DVD titles from your DVD Rom directly.



Step 3: Choose output file format for atv3.Just click to choose Apple TV -> Apple TV H.264 1280*720 (*.mp4).



Note: This smart Mac DVD Ripper allows you to customize the output video quality via adjusting the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, Audio Channels, etc. By clicking the “” button. .


Step 4: Rip DVD for Apple TV 3 on Mac. Click “Convert” button to start DVD to the Apple TV 3 ripping on Mac. When the ripping task is completed, click “Open” button to get the final output 720p MP4 video for atv3 playback.


Finally, import the ripped 720p MP4 video to your iTunes library, respectively turn on the Home Sharing on your computer and atv3 and enter the same Apple ID and password, then the atv3 will start to stream the ripped 720p MP4 video on your HDTV for playing. Done!

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