Ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV 4 on NAS with 7.1 channels
Generally, a recent Blu-ray disc usually comes with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-MA audio tracks to deliver higher quality audio with 7.1 channels. Actually, when you try to make a backup of Blu-ray disc onto NAS, stream them to Apple TV 4 through your internet connection, and if you wish, connect your TV as an external monitor to view movies on the big screen, you could also backup Blu-ray with keeping Dolby TrueHD. It’s not difficult at all once you get a proper tool to do this. In this post, you can learn detailed steps on how to rip and copy Blu-ray to Apple TV 4 on NAS with 7.1 channels to get unprecedented home theater experience.
In order to get a backup of Blu-ray to play on Apple TV 4 via NAS nicely with 7.1 channels, the best choice is to rip Blu-ray to multi-track MP4/MOV which is supported by Apple TV 4/NAS. To be able to do that, there are some things you need to prepare:
Source Blu-ray movie disc: that has no damage or breakage, and could be read for backup. Of course, the source Blu-ray movie disc should include Dolby TrueHD 7.1 channels you desire.
A Blu-ray drive on your computer: that lets you insert source Blu-ray disc and reads Blu-ray disc.
Enough hard disk space storage: for Blu-ray backup, at least 30GB free space required, upon source Blu-ray disc size and your real needs.
Internet connection: needed in case of Blu-ray disc decrypting.
A Dolby TrueHD decoder: Make sure your HD media player or AV receiver/amplifier decodes Dolby TrueHD
Note: Copy-protected Blu-ray ripping is for personal use only, and you shall comply with the rules and regulations in your local community when ripping Blu-ray under DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Blu-ray ripper: A piece of Blu-ray ripper software enabling users to convert and rip Blu-ray videos to Apple TV 4 supported video or audio formats with Dolby True HD 7.1 audio preserved. Many people are continuously looking for a free Blu-ray ripper like Handbrake, but the only problem is that, when we use Handbrake to convert Blu-ray MP4 format for Apple TV 4, Handbrake can’t pass-through 7.1 TrueHD. MakeMKV will copy Blu-ray to lossless MKV with 7.1 audio channels keeping, but MKV can’t be read by Apple TV 4.
Fortunately, the availability alternative tool– Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac makes every Blu-ray to TrueHD 7.1 MP4/MOV conversion for Apple TV 4/NAS a simple task. It is highly recommended due to simplicity, efficiency and quality. With it, you can
* Bypass advanced disc decrypting technology including AACS and BD+ copy protection, the latest MKB protections and CSS copy-protected DVD discs;
* Remove region code from Blu-ray/DVD;
* Copy Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV with all audio tracks, subtitles and chapter markers preserving;
* Make full disc backup or directly copy main movie with keeping 7.1 audio channels;
* Rip Blu-ray/DVD to multi-track MOV/MP4 for Apple TV 4 playing via NAS;
* All Apple TVs are available with preset specific profiles for easy and direct Blu-ray to Apple TV conversion;
* Offer optimized profile settings for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Windows devices;
* Convert Blu-ray to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, and other HD/SD/4K formats;
* Compress Blu-ray main movie to videos for space saving;
* Rip 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD movies to 3D movies with different 3D effects;
* Keep forced subtitles and export .srt subtitles;
* Support adding *.srt, *.ssa, *.ass subtitles to BD/DVD movies.
For Windows users, try the windows version here.
Free download and install ByteCopy for Mac:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76177783.html
1. Hook up an external BD drive with my desktop (if there is not an internal one), and place a Blu-ray Disc into the BD drive.
2. Run Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac software and click the “Load BD/DVD” icon to import movie files from Blu-ray Disc.
3. To pass-through original Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio for Blu-ray movie ripping, just select “Multi-track MP4 (* mp4)” or “Multi-track MOV (* mov)” from “Multi-track Video” quality in “Format” box. Dolby TrueHD track will be copied and packed into generated MP4/MOV file. But note that you will not get TrueHD 7.1 audio if the original BD does not contain Dolby TrueHD audio.
Tip: If you want to customize your own video you can click “Settings” option, which allows you to make adjustments on your audio, video, subtitles. Just keep your desired Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio channel. It’s worth mentioning that, if there are some tracks you don’t like, you can go to Multi-task Settings window to uncheck and remove them under Audio tab.
4. Hit the big Convert button, it will start converting Blu-ray movies to Apple TV 4 in multi-track MP4/MOV videos with the original Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio saved. This Blu-ray ripping will cost some time depending on the original Blu-ray size, you computer configuration, network speed.
5. Connect the Apple TV with your Mac
Open the “System Preferences” of your Mac computer, and click on the “Displays”. Then you can open the Airplay. Change the “Airplay Mirroring” from “Off” to “Office Apple TV”, and it will connect automatically. A couple of seconds later, your Mac and widescreen TV will be connected. After that, the converted Blu-ray movies would then be streamed to your widescreen Apple TV 4 once it’s played on your Mac. Or you can store movies to NAS for streaming firstly. Please have fun watching Blu-ray movies on the large screen of HDTV preferred Dolby Digital TrueHD 7.1 Audio!
Tip 1: A Brief Introduction to Apple TV
TV is a major part of people’s daily lives. People gather together around the big screens to watch big shows and big events. But traditional television cannot meet people’s growing demand. The pace of life is getting quicker and quicker, and people require some innovative ways to connect the big screens. Integrating apps with television is a popular trend right now. People would like to search what they want to watch on the big screens. This is the main reason why Apple TV comes into being.
First unveiled in 2006 and then undated several times, Apple TV is a digital media player and a micro console developed by Apple Inc., and it is a small network appliance and entertainment device that can receive digital data from a number of sources and stream it to a capable TV for playing on the TV screen.
Tip 2: Best Blu-ray discs to show off your Home Theater
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Much like the first Avengers film, Joss Whedon’s return trip to the crowded superhero franchise proved a stunning display of over-the-top action, impressive CG, and gorgeous environments. Those lucky enough to see the film in theaters likely left with their jaws on the ground as The Avengers: Age of Ultron not only looked great visually but sonically impressed as well. Now, with the release of the blockbuster hit on Blu-ray, home theater lovers get to experience all the optical and audio highs of this roller coaster of a movie from the comfort of their couch. For even the slightest fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Round 2 of The Avengers is a rousing good time that pushes your home theater setup to its limits.
Edge of Tomorrow
Regardless of what you think of Tom Cruise, the guy knows how to helm a great action flick, and 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow is no exception. Alongside rising badass Emily Blunt, Cruise plays Major William Cage, a public affairs officer who finds himself caught up in a very Groundhog Day-like phenomenon in which every time he dies, he awakens to relive the day once again. Though this sounds like an outlandish premise even for Cruise, the story works incredibly well and what’s more, the action sequences and visual effects are some of the best in recent filmmaking. Because of this, the Blu-ray release of what many consider to be one of 2014’s most underrated movies packs a serious punch. Booming audio, crystal clear picture, and crisp CG make Edge of Tomorrow an absolute high-definition delight.
The LEGO Movie
One of the biggest surprise hits of the last several years, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie defied expectations and trounced its animated feature competition at the box office. While many believed the film to be shot using stop-motion technology, the movie actually featured brilliant animation from the Australian-based visual effects studio Animal Logic meant to mimic the effect. Bright, vivid colors and fantastic action sweep viewers into this lovable LEGO world, further proving cartoons aren’t just for kids anymore. This is one Blu-ray you’ll want to add to your collection ASAP.
When it comes to animation, Pixar knows a thing or two about crafting stunningly gorgeous films which consistently operate outside the realm of what many consider “normal.” With Inside Out, the film studio yet again hits a beautiful home run, producing a heartfelt story about a young girl whose personified emotions are put into tumult due to her new surroundings. Voiced by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Diane Lane, and Lewis Black (among many other amazing actors), the film’s vocal performances rank among the best ever featured in a Pixar picture. With bright, colorful visuals and crystal-clear audio, this is more than just another run-of-the-mill family movie and more a must-have for any Blu-ray aficionado.
Inspired by the futuristic section of Disney’s theme parks, Tomorrowland concerns a down-and-out inventor who is enlisted by an enthusiastic science student who has been given a token that lets her see another dimension. In this parallel universe (dubbed Tomorrowland), every action from the duo sees an immediate effect on the world around them. Though the film didn’t strike gold critically like typical George Clooney movies do, the movie’s visual style, entrancing soundtrack, and terrific art direction make it dazzling feast for the eyes (and ears). From start to finish, viewers are treated to a hefty dose of eye candy, something the Blu-ray release of this film achieves with flying colors (no pun intended).
Man of Steel
When Zack Snyder rebooted the Superman franchise, many wondered if there was room in Hollywood for yet another caped crusader. By utilizing the gritty directorial approach Chris Nolan perfected in his Batman Trilogy, Snyder angered many die-hard Superman fans, but the film is still an entertaining superhero flick. Backed by beautiful stereo sound and crystal clear high definition, Man of Steel soars on Blu-ray. Though heavy on visual effects, the film expertly pulls off feeling natural without looking like someone standing in front of a green screen for two hours. Fire up your system, and watch those skyscrapers fall.
The Peanuts Movie
A reboot of sorts, 2015’s The Peanuts Movie sees the return of Charlie Brown and his pals in a beautifully animated feature film. Fans of Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip will undoubtedly enjoy seeing what tricks Snoopy has up his sleeve and if Charlie Brown can finally kick that damn football. Aside from the on-screen hijinks, the Blu-ray release is the ultimate way to experience this family-friendly film. No doubt an ambitious endeavor for director Steve Martino, the animation expert’s creative skills shine, bringing each character, city setting, and dog-house-turned-dogfighter to vibrant life. It’s the Peanuts gang like you’ve never seen them and a release that will have some yearning for a rebooted version of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Ridley Scott’s 2015 rendition of Andy Weir’s science fiction novel The Martian was every bit the definition of a spectacle. Filmed in Jordan’s Wadi Rum valley, Scott deftly created a life-like version of the red planet which allowed viewers to feel almost as stranded as Mark Watney himself. Thrilling, funny, and expertly written, The Martian initially seemed like an experience that could only be done correctly by gazing at a 70-foot screen inside a massive surround sound theater. That is, until the Blu-ray (and 4K) release hit store shelves in 2016. Gorgeous hardly scratches the surface when describing the physical release of this cinematic masterpiece, as each dust storm, Hab explosion, and white-knuckled rocket launch absolutely engulfs the viewer. Few releases pull off a picture as crystal-clear, or audio as booming as The Martian; simply put, this is a must-own.
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Though Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings didn’t achieve much critical success upon release, the film’s incredible cinematography makes this a marvel to watch. Scott’s recreation of iconic scenes like the blood red river — as well as the mammoth tidal wave sent down from God — particularly stand out in this nearly three-hour movie. Exodus’ score fits perfectly with the onscreen mayhem, producing an engulfing cinematic adventure perfect for any serious home theater.
NEW ATMOS AND DTS:X DISCS
For those who have ponied up for a system that supports the latest surround sound revolution, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the list of Blu-rays that will showcase the bombastic, ultra-immersive sound provided by the technologies continues to grow week over week. Our favorite additions to date (listed below) feature some of the most impressive audio tracks ever committed to Blu-ray, taking full advantage of Atmos’ and DTS:X’s ability to support up to 11.1 channel sound, including up to 4 speakers mounted from above. The immersive setup, and the use of “sound objects” moving autonomously through the speakers provides an easy way to pinpoint the exact locations of subtly panned effects, explosions, gunshots, and crash landings. Simply put, when it comes to sound, this is how Blu-ray movies are meant to be experienced.
The Expendables 3
None of the movies in the Expendables franchise achieve much in the way of good storytelling, but there’s no denying these over-the-top action titles sure know how to blow stuff up in style. Boasting a soundtrack loaded with flying shrapnel, exploding choppers, and set pieces which make Die Hard look like Bambi, The Expendables 3 is a Blu-ray experience few can match. We recommend apologizing to your neighbors now, this movie doesn’t play at anything below 11.
Alfonso Cuaron’s outer space opus rightfully nabbed a handful of visual effects and sound mixing awards in 2014 — including Oscars in both categories — and remains one of the most fascinating movie experiences of all-time. By perfectly capturing the disorientation caused by the weightlessness of space, Cuaron takes viewers on the ride of a lifetime. British film composer Steven Price’s chilling score makes this tumble through space among the most thrilling and unforgettable 90 minutes you’ll ever endure, and Atmos puts you right in the middle.
The critics absolutely mutilated this video game-themed action-comedy, but there’s no denying just how gorgeous the visual effects were from start to finish. Handled by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Domain, what was perhaps most striking about the finished product was just how seamlessly the video game characters interacted with the real-life actors. This effect plays perfectly on the Blu-ray release of this 2015 Adam Sandler flick, with each bright color and 8-bit explosion looking as savory as it did in the theaters. Back the impressive picture up with crystal clear audio and you have one of the most well-rounded visually and sonically stimulating releases currently available — and besides, with Atmos still in its infancy, object-based surround sound beggars can’t be choosers.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1
The third film in this J-law franchise received some harsh criticism for not doing much in the way of advancing the plot, but even critics can’t argue with the fact Mockingjay — Part 1 featured some amazing cinematic visuals. Filled with fantastic action sequences, impressive cinematography, and a thrilling score from Hollywood mainstay James Newton Howard, this film looks and sounds outstanding on Blu-ray. Backed by Dolby Atmos’ surround sound technology, you’ll feel as much a part of the Hunger Games as Katniss herself.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Filmmaker Bryan Singer takes back the director’s chair for the X-Men franchise’s 2014 hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, and instead of rolling along with what seemed like a rebooted franchise, he re-introduced fans to characters from the original trilogy. While continuing to tell the story presented in 2011’s X-Men: First Class, Singer toyed with the fabric of continuity by bringing Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Halle Berry’s Storm back into the cinematic mix. Somewhat surprisingly, the finished product was nothing short of spectacular. A well-paced story backed by stunning visuals (including one particularly thrilling scene with Evan Peters’ Quicksilver) allowed critics and fans alike to give the film a resounding two thumbs up. Fox this epic in beautiful 4K this year, allowing fans to faithfully relive their own cinema experience. Boasting crystal clear picture and remarkably clean audio, X-Men: Days of Future Past has what it takes to push your home theater system to its limits (and likely beyond). With the release of X-Men: Apocalypse just around the corner, why not relive one of 2014’s triumphs in breathtaking 4K?
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