Summary: This page will guide you through how to rip and transfer Blu-ray/DVD to iTunes 11 library with AC3 5.1 audio so that you can stream/import Blu-ray/DVD movies to Apple TV 3 via iTues for playback with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
It’s obvious that other than purchasing 1080p HD movies and TV episodes from iTunes store, it’s great to convert your on-hand Blu-ray and DVD movies for watching on your HDTV via Apple TV. This should be amazing especially when you have a very expensive surround system and definitely want to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies in 5.1 surround sound. Here I’d like to share the easy way to import Blu-ray/DVD movies to iTunes 11 for Apple TV with AC3 5.1 audio.
However, as we all know, Blu-ray, DVD is not supported by iTunes. To play Blu-ray/DVD movies on iTunes (iTunes 11) or stream Apple TV for playback with Dolby Digital surround sound, you will need to rip Blu-ray to iTunes 11, convert DVD to iTunes 11 supported video format .mp4, .mov, .m4v. To finish the ripping, you need a tool that can convert Blu-ray/DVD movies to iTunes 11 with AC3 5.1 audio fast while keeping excellent video quality.
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How to convert BD/DVD to iTunes 11
Step 1. Load BD/DVD movies
First, insert your Blu-rays or DVDs into the disc Drive, and then click "Blu-ray dics" icon to load the Blu-ray and DVD files to the program. You can also add Blu-ray or DVD ISO, DVD folder files that you can want to rip to iTunes 11 and Apple TV 3.
Step 2. Select output format
The program has a number of presets for Apple TV, Apple TV 2, and Apple TV 3rd Generation. To export Apple TV 3 or Apple TV 2 1080p video with ac3 5.1 passthrough for AV receiver decoding, "Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)" or "Apple TV 2 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is recommended.
P.S. If you just want to put some movies to iTunes library, the H.264 MP4, MPEG-4 from “Common Video” profile list are also the proper formats for you.
Step 3. Ripping Blu-ray/DVD to iTunes 11
The final step is to tap the Convert button and commence converting Blu-ray, DVD movies to iTunes/Apple TV files.
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