Watch blu-ray on ATV 4/3/2 or the coming fifth-gen Apple TV

Even if you are, you may have a sizeable collection of Blu-ray movies, gathering dust in their cases and gobbling up valuable shelf space. And then there’s the Blu-ray player itself, hulking there under your telly as a reminder of a bygone age of ugly black boxes. But there’s a simple, streamlined solution. Why not rip these movies to a hard drive, where you can access them any time via an Apple TV or similar device? Here the way to get a digital copy of your Blu-rays for Apple TV 4/3/2/1 even the coming fifth-gen Apple TV.

Blu-ray to Apple TV 5/4/3/2/1


To make copies of your Blu-rays for ATV 4/3/2 and the fifth-gen Apple TV, we need a few things to rip a Blu-ray movie onto your PC’s hard drive/SSD.

1. Blu-ray Drive (Internal or External)

2. Free up a fair bit of space on your computer’s hard or flash drive: there’s vast amounts of data stored on a Blu-ray, and during the ripping process all of it is going to be dumped (if only temporarily) on your PC. The amount of space required will vary with each disc, but for a standard (i.e. non-4K) disc, 60GB of room should suffice.

3. Blu-ray Decrypter: Rip the movie off the Blu-ray disc and convert Blu-ray M2TS video to Apple TV 5/4/3/2/1 supported format video.


Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is made for ripping and converting Blu-ray to Apple TV 4/3/2 or the coming fifth-gen Apple TV playable MPEG-4, H.264 video. You can rip and convert any commercial Blu-ray Discs (AVC, VC1, MPEG-2) for freely playback on Apple TV without problem. It also can rip Blu-ray to multi-track MOV/MP4 for Apple TV with multiple subtitle and audio tracks. If you want, you can copy Blu-ray to Apple TV with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through.

What’s more, this Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter is also a DVD to TV Converter that can copy DVD to Apple TV 4/3/2 or the coming fifth-gen Apple TVcompatible video.

Get Started

Step 1. Load Blu-ray to Blu-ray to ATV Converter

Install and launch the Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Apple TV software, and click Blu-ray disc icon to load your Blu-ray source files. In case you already have a Blu-ray ISO image file or a Blu-ray folder stored on your computer, you can click Blu-ray folder icon or the IFO/ISO icon to load your Blu-ray movie files. When the Blu-ray is loaded to Blu-ray Ripper, you can select wanted subtitles and audio track (English, French, German, Spanish…) to be maintained in the final output files. Here we will keep Forced subtitles. (learn more about forced subtitles in Avatar Blu-ray).

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Step 2. Select output format for your Apple TV 5/4/3/2/1

Pavtube Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter offers numerous presets optimized for Apple TV, ranging from the first Apple TV, Apple TV 2 to Apple TV 3rd Generation. No matter which ATV format you choose as output, all of them are compatible with ATV 4. An AC-3 encoded audio track will be included in the converted files for Apple TV to pass-through Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. In that case, it will work in surround sound when Apple TV is connected to audio receiver and in stereo when Apple TV is connected with TV only. For example, here we choose “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” as output format and convert Blu-ray to 1080p M4V for ATV (In case you are using an ATV 2, you can refer to best settings for Apple TV).

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Apart from ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV with AC3 5.1 sound, the Pavtube Blu-ray DVD to Apple TV Converter also enables you to rip DVD to Apple TV and stream DVD to ATV 3 with Dolby Digital 5.1 (see how to set up 5.1 for Apple TV).

Step 3. Start ripping Blu-ray to Apple TV dolby digital audio pass-through

Click on “Convert”button to start Blu-ray to Apple TV conversion. The Blu-ray Ripper for Apple TV will bypass copy-protections and convert Blu-ray to Apple TV video with AC3 6 channels track. After conversion you can click “Open” button to get the final ripped Blu-ray files with AC3 5.1 audio pass-through.

You have two ways to stream the ripped Blu-ray movies via Apple TV 5/4/3/2/1. Method 1 is to run iTunes on your computer then click “File > Add files to library” to add the ripped Blu-ray movies into iTunes library for Apple TV streaming. Method 2 is to play converted Blu-ray movies on Apple TV via Airplay. 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.

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