Convert 5.1 HD Video (DVD) to Apple TV pass-through
Apple TV will pass through 5.1 surround sound audio encoded in Dolby Digital AC-3. The AC-3 audio must be properly included in the movie in order for it to pass through correctly. So if you want a TV box that can stream your 5.1 convert DVDs with perfect audio, Apple TV would be the idea one. Now, the article will unfold the way to convert 5.1 HD Video (DVD) to Apple TV pass-through video.
Web search “convert HD videos 5.1 Apple TV pass-through”, you can get some guides on the topic and some DVD ripping software recommendations. We tested and compared many DVD Rippers, then we finally choosed Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to help you convert 5.1 HD video to Apple TV pass-through video.
Firstly, it can rip any DVDs, video DVD, concert DVD, drama DVD to Apple TV Dolby Digital pass-through video. If your DVD has 5.1 sound, it will preserve 5.1 sound for your Apple TV 4/3/2/1.
Secondly, it also can decrypt Blu-ray to Apple TV with 7.1/5.1 sound. We know that Blu-ray often contains DTS 5.1, DTS-MA 5.1, AC3 5.1, TrueHD 5.1 audio, iMedia Converter Ultimate for Mac can only extract AC3 5.1 audio for ATV cause Apple TV can’t handle DTS audio yet.
Thirdly, it can directly convert DTS 5.1 audio to AC3 5.1 audio for Apple TV streaming.
Fourthly, it can convert virtually all video and audio format to Apple TV.
- Supported video formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, RM, RMVB, MOV, MKV, 3GP to Apple TV MP4 video, FLV and MOV.
- Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, WAV AAC, AC3, MP2, AIFF and OGG to Apple TV supported MP3, AAC, and WAV.
Fifthly, with the built-in player, you can preview the added video before you convert the video. Also, it is very easy for you to take snapshot of your beloved movie screen. The image will be saved in png format.
Sixthly, you can get adjustable quality to put video/audio on Apple TV.
- Customized video settings, so you can set the Video Codec, Frame Rate, Video Bitrate, Frame Size.
- As for the Frame Size, if you don’t find what you want, you are available to input your own resolution in Width(pixels) * Height(pixels).
- Set audio settings, including Audio Codec, Sample Rate, Channels, Audio Bitrate.
Seventhly, you can crop and edit video for Apple TV. You can eliminate areas of the video to emphasize a particular focal point within the frame such as highlighting a character by removing ancillary imagery or removing unwanted backdrops. Apple TV Video Converter also allows you to change video brightness, contrast, saturation, and apply other effects including mirror, flip vertical, rotate by 90 degrees clockwise and flip, rotate by 90 degrees clockwise, rotate by 90 degrees counterclockwise, rotate by 90 degrees counterclockwise and flip, noise, and sharpen. It is very easy to use!!
Steps to Convert 5.1 HD Video (DVD) to Apple TV pass-through Video
Step 1. Load 5.1 HD video source.
First of all, if your videos are Blu-ray and DVD, insert your DVD/Blu-ray to Blu-ray drive and keep networked and click “Load files” icon to load 5.1 HD video source. If your are some digital HD video with 5.1 sound, you can simply drag and drop them onto the software.
Step 2. Choose output format for Apple TV 4.
In the dropdown list of Format menu, you can find several Apple TV options for output. This Apple TV Converter has a number of presets for Apple TV, Apple TV 2, Apple TV 3 and Apple TV 4, to export a Apple TV video with ac3 5.1 pass-through for AV receiver decoding, “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is highly recommended.
Step 3. Convert 5.1 HD video to Apple TV
Click “Convert” button to convert 5.1 HD video to ATV recognized video for playing on Apple TV with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through.
Afterwards, you can transfer the 5.1 video/audio to external hard drive then watch it via home theater system streamed from my PC to Apple. Or you can sync the video to iTunes for Apple TV watching with ease. There you have it! Now it is time to enjoy your 5.1 audio with Apple TV 4/3/2/1.
If you’re new to Apple TV, the below guide will help you get started with Apple TV setup: How to set up Apple TV 4 for streaming HD videos with Dolby Digital 5.1 sounds?