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How to Stream ISO Files to Apple TV 4 on Mac OS X El Capitan via AirPlay or iTunes

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Summary: Got a hobby of stream ISO files on Apple TV 4? In following article, several pieces of suggestions there we can take to Stream ISO Files to Apple TV 4 on Mac OS X El Capitan.

With the release of new Apple TV 4 on Sept 16, it gives you anytime access to endless entertainment. Thousands of videos and TV shows can be shown on your wide screen TV. What a delightful thing if Blu-ray movies can be played on Apple TV 4. 

It is a tiny digital media player which allows you to enjoy a whole world of movies, TV shows, sports, music, and more. So far, the latest version of Apple TV is the forth generation, in up to 1080p HD. The device also plays content from any Mac OS X, iOS device or Windows with AirPlay or iTunes.

Apple TV is compatible with the following video formats:

  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

Tips: Click here get more information about playable file format for Apple TV?

Are there any options for streaming an iso files to the Apple TV 4? The answer is some kind of disappointed. It is obvious that iso files are not supported on Apple TV 4 from the supported video format listed above. Apple TV 4 cannot play a Blu-ray/DVD ISO files. If you are a Mac user, a professional Mac ISO to Apple TV Ripper ( including Apple TV 4/3/2/1 ) is the key to assist you to do ISO to ATV conversion on Mac. With it, you can fast rip and convert ISO to Apple TV friendly format m4v for streaming with the original quality. If you haven’t got the software, download it now and let’s start the conversion. If you are Windows user, please turn to Pavtube BDMagic.


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How to Stream ISO Files to Apple TV 4 on Mac OS X El Capitan via AirPlay or iTunes

Step 1. Load ISO files.

Put Blu-ray disc into Blu-ray drive and connect it with your PC and then click “File”, from its drop-down list, select “Load from disc” to import ISO files to the program.

Step 2. Select output profile format.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, select “Apple TV>>Apple TV H.264 M4V” as the output format for streaming to Apple TV 4.

Step 3. Start conversion

Click “Convert” button and start ISO videos to Apple TV 4 compatible H.264 format video conversion. After conversion, you can get the converted files by clicking “Open” button. Now you can enjoying Blu-ray movies by streaming to your Apple TV 4.

Stream Blu-ray movies to Apple TV via AirPlay or iTunes

Via AirPlay: Firstly, to use AirPlay, you need to prepare one of the following devices: iPhone 4 (or later), iPad, iPad mini, or iPod touch (4th generation or later). Add the converted Blu-ray movies to iTunes and sync to your iOS device.
Secondly, be sure iOS device and Apple TV are in the same Wi-Fi network; start play the video on your device, and then swipe up from the bottom of your device screen to access Control Center and tap AirPlay; finally, tap the name of the device you want to AirPlay to.

Via iTunes: Firstly, add the converted Blu-ray videos to iTunes. Then, go to iTunes > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure “Look for Apple TVs” is selected.
Secondly, on your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > “Connect to iTunes,” and note the passcode displayed; in iTunes, select the Apple TV (below Devices), and enter the passcode.
Thirdly, click the Summary button and select one of “Automatic Sync” and “Custom Sync”.
Now, all content are streamed to Apple TV for enjoyment.

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Rip all my purchased Blu-ray titles to 3D MP4 videos on iMac

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“I have collected some Disney Blu-ray movies in the past three years, I love these movies, they are very exciting. Now what I prefer to do is converting all my purchased Blu-ray titles to .MP4 format (HD Upscaled) and experimenting with 3D, can you recommend a software or tool that can help me? If I can backup Disney Blu-ray to 3D HD MP4 format, that will be great. And I like conversion on my iMac as it goes faster than on my Windows machine. Thanks!”

rip blu-ray to 3d mp4

To solve the issue above, here is a way. First you will need the external Blu-ray drive to hook up to your iMac, and you also need a Mac 3D Blu-ray ripper software. There are so many converting tools on the market, after searching best blu-ray ripper/converter on google and reading different testing articles, I find Pavtube BDMagic for Mac can be taken as a winner which stable/fast and user friendly that other freeware or sharewar3. With it, you can easily convert 3D Blu-ray movies to MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI format with 3D (Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom, or Anaglyph) effect on Mac; of course, you can also rip Blu-ray 3D to normal 2D on Mac for more widely use on your portable devices. Now just download the excellent 3D Blu-ray Ripper for Mac now and start the 3D Blu-ray movie conversion.

How to Rip/Convert purchase Blu-ray titles Blu-ray to 3D MP4 on iMac

Step 1. Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, run the best Mac 3D Blu-ray Converter and click “BD/DVD disc” icon to load movie from Blu-ray source (Disc, folder, ISO).

convert blu-ray to 3d mp4

Step 2. From the “Format” drop-down list, you are suggested to follow the path “3D Video > MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” for ripping Blu-ray to side-by-side 3D MP4 video.

3d sbs mp4 format

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings” which is next to “Format”, free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”.

Step 3: Click the convert button under the preview window, and the 3D Blu-ray ripper for Mac will start the conversion from Blu-ray movies to SBS MP4 on Mac.

After conversion, open output file destination, locate the created SBS 3D MP4 video and you could watch it on your 3D player. Becides SBS MP4 format, you can also choose other format like 3D MKV with 3D effect.And if you are a windows user, turn to the workflow to create 3D MP4 Video from 3D Blu-ray here.

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Get Blu-ray to play in VLC player with Forced Subtitle on Mac

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VLC is the most popular as well as powerful free and open source tool in the market both in Mac and window based computer which is capable of playing virtually every file format that you can think of, like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg… as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. However, there are problems that people do encounter and sometimes they lack the knowledge when it comes to using VLC player to play a Blu-ray movie. In fact, there are better options that you can adopt so that you can continue to enjoy your Blu-ray videos on VLC Player.

get blu-ray on vlc

First and easiest, upgrade VLC Media Player to recent version.

As far as we know, since the VLC Media Player 2.0.1 released, it’s with improved Blu-ray discs playback. It comes with multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback with VLC.

Second Solution: You’ll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.

Keys database: get the file

Windows: put it in %APPDATA%/aacs/ . How to find where %appdata% dir is?

Mac OS: put it in ~/.config/aacs/

Linux: put it in ~/.config/aacs/

AACS dynamic library

Windows 32bit: put that file in your VLC directory

Mac OS: right-click on VLC, choose “Show package contents” and put that file in Contents/MacOS/lib directory

Linux 32bit: put that file in VLC folder (or in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, usually /usr/lib/)

Linux 64bit: put that file in VLC folder (or in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, usually /usr/lib64/)

Alternative way: Rip and Convert Blu-ray to a VLC playable video

If you have not decided to upgrade your VLC, or the second choice seems to be a bit complex for you, but here is an easy way to make it by ripping Blu-ray disc to VLC friendly format such as .mp4, .mkv, .mpeg-2. Here with Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, you can convert your Blu-ray as well as your DVD movies to VLC with fast speed and high quality on Mac by just a few clicks. Moreover, you can choose the desired subtitle for output and select forced subtitles for some unknown languages. For example, for native speakers, you can add subtitles in your native language when watching a Blu-ray movie in foreign language, so that you can more clearly understand what the actors are saying. Now download it and start the Blu-ray to VLC conversion on Mac.

How to convert Blu-ray to for VLC Player with forced subtitles

Get your Blu-ray drive ready and insert Blu-ray you need to the drive. And keep networked when ripping Blu-ray.

Tips: If you are running on windows pc, please try Pavtube BDMagic.

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

Run the best Blu-ray to VLC Converter, click “Load file” button to select the inserted Blu-ray and import it. It will take only few seconds to rip Blu-ray. Then the software will recognize the actual main title of Blu-ray and pick it automatically. You do not need to look for the main title manually.

Note: Press the selected main title you can preview the whole Blu-ray movies on the preview window on the right, which works like a media player.

rip blu-ray to mkv on mac

Step 2. Check forced subtitles for output.

Because Blu-ray always contains multiple subtitle and audio tracks, you can go to choose the desired subtitle and audio on the interface for output. Beside subtitles option, “Forced subtitle” is optional and uncheck by default. Go to check “Forced subtitles” for output. Take note that it will output forced subtitles only if it is checked.

vlc video format

Step 3. Choose VLC compatible format.

Choose “Format” dropdown list and go to “Common Video” option to find “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)”. This format is best for playing on VLC player.

Tip: For some advances users, you can go to adjust video and audio parameters like bitrate, resolution, channels, etc. Click “Settings” button you can go to check and change them as you like.

mkv settings

Step 4. Convert Blu-ray to VLC Player on Mac.

Before conversion you can go to “Browse” your computer to find the folder for output files. Then click “Convert” button to get Blu-ray to VLC conversion started. After a while, you can find the generated file for adding and opening in VLC Player quickly via “Open” button.

play video on vlc

In this way, you can enjoy your favorite Blu-ray content with forced subtitles on your VLC player with ease.

Read: How to record/backup DVD movie with VLC , How to play Blu-ray in Windows Media Player, or Put Blu-ray movies in Windows Media Center.

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How to rip Blu-ray to Windows Media Player?

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Now to get high-definiton experience, many people looking for ways to play Blu-ray on Windows Media Player.

play blu-ray on windows media player

Then how to Play Blu-ray on Windows Media Player? A popular solution for many people is to download and install a codec pack which includes the codecs Windows Media Player doesn’t have. The website offers a popular pack for Windows Media Player. The pack includes a number of popular codecs like Blu-ray, which allows you to watch your Blu-ray movies using Windows Media Player. The pack is free. You can download it on CNET or directly go to the developer’s website. But here we will offer you an alternative solution to play Blu-ray on Windows Media Player.

Well, what you need is a Blu-ray converter software that can convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Player supported video formats. Pavtube BDMagic is just such a Blu-ray to Windows Media Player converter. It can convert both homemade and commercial protected Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player WMV, AVI, ASF, WMA, MPG, etc. After the quick ripping, you will get high quality output videos and edit them in Windows (Live) Movie Maker, share the videos with family and friends online, or watch them on portable devices like Xbox 360, Zen, Zune, etc. If you are a Mac user, you can use Pavtube BDMagic for Mac to accomplish converting Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player.

Convert and Play Blu-ray in Windows Media Player

1. Load Blu-ray movies.

Insert the Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray drive. Download, install and open the Blu-ray to Windows Media Player Ripper. Click “Load File(s)” button on the main interface of program to load your Blu-ray movies. As you can see, you can view the movie on the right viewing window and take snapshots of the movie scenes.

blu-ray to windows media player

2. Select output format for Windows Media Player.

Click “Format” > “Common Video” and choose “WMV” as the output format, or click “Format” > “HD Video” and choose “WMV HD(*.wmv)” as the output format. And set the output saving folder by clicking “Output” and choose a folder to save the ripped files.

windows media player format

3. Start the Blu-ray to WMV conversion

Finally, click the “Convert” button to start ripping Blu-ray movies to WMV for playing in Windows Media Player. The ripper can help you finish the task soon, to save your time and work.

When the conversion finishes, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files. Open Windows Media Player and then add items to the Windows Media Player Library  for playback.

Tips for ripping Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player:

1. Select desired subtitles and audio track: Click the drop-down list of “Subtitle”, then all the subtitle info in the Blu-ray will be displayed for you to select. To select your desired audio track, just click the pull down menu of “Audio”, and then the popup drop-down list will give you the detailed information of all audio tracks, including language, audio codec, and stream ID.

2. Join BD/ Blu-ray chapters into one: If you would like to rip the whole movie into one file, select all the Titles and check the box “Merge into one”.

3. Maintain 5.1 surround sound: Click “Settings” and select “5.1 channels” in the drop-down list of Audio Channels.

wmv hd settings

4. Keep audio and video sync: To get perfect A/ V synchronization, you need pay attention to frame rate when ripping BD/ Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Center. You can click on “Settings” and try with different frame rate, like 30fps, 29.97 fps, 25fps, 24fps, etc. “Original” is not recommended.

5. Set auto shutdown: Once “Convert” button is clicked, ViewLog pops up. You may check “Shut down computer after conversion” in the ViewLog before conversion starts.

For general information about Blu-ray disc technology, take a look at the Blu-ray disc association website. Also learn how to backup Blu-ray to Samsung Galaxy YP-G70 player.

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Compress a Blu-ray to MKV with the best Blu-ray backing up tool

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Now Blu-ray may be the best option to you if you want to enjoy full high definition 1080p movies. However, most Blu-ray movies are carried with more copyright protection including region code, AACS, BD+, etc which will put limitation to play Blu-ray at will. Sometimes you may borrow Blu-ray from friends if they have what you like, but finally you have to return it. Why not simply backup them to hard drive in an MKV container so that you can watch them whenever you want to and share them to more friends.

rip blu-ray to mkv

1. How do people rip Blu-ray movies to MKV? Which software do they use?

Blu-ray rippers varies, most of them let users to rip Blu-ray to MKV which make it difficult to decide which to use. Best ranking Blu-ray Rippers are Pavtube BDMagic, Pavtube ByteCopy, DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper, Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper, Imtoo Blu-ray Ripper. Yet many experienced users regard MakeMKV the best tool for Blu-ray to MKV ripping.

2. Why is MakeMKV much favored by experienced users?

Firstly, it converts not only Blu-ray, but also DVD to MKV. And the functionality to open DVD discs is free. Secondly, it offers Beta version with 60 days’ trial. Lastly, MakeMKV maximizes the advantages of the Matroska (.mkv) format.

3. What are the advantages of MKV format?

Why people choose Blu-ray to MKV rather than Blu-ray to AVI, MP4, WMV and other formats? Basically because MKV is the only format which is capable of holding unlimited number of video, audio and subtitle tracks, along with any metadata. Practically this means it is possible to put an entire movie with multiple sound and subtitle tracks and movie thumbnail into single MKV file. Menus and chapter structure can be preserved as well. MakeMKV converts all of these from Blu-ray MKV and not changing it in any way, making itself the best tool for lossless Blu-ray to MKV backup.

4. Is MakeMKV just so perfect? Any shortcomings?

To be honest, MakeMKV is an ideal tool for those who would like to backup Blu-ray to MKV without any quality loss. However, it’s not favorable by everyone. The thing is, Blu-ray videos bites up too much space. It is good to have a MKV movie of Blu-ray quality, but not so good when the MKV movie is of Blu-ray size (25GB- 50GB). Unfortunately, MakeMKV does lossless Blu-ray to MKV backup only. It is not capable of compressing Blu-ray- that’s probably the defect of MakeMKV.

5. What tool to choose if I’d like to compress a Blu-ray to MKV?

Any of the above mentioned Blu-ray Rippers can compress Blu-ray to MKV for you. Special features of these Blu-ray Rippers:

Pavtube BDMagic ($34.3 now) – forced subtitles; good a/v sync, 5.1 audio (AC3/AAC) output, DVD ripping;

DVDfab Blu-ray Ripper ($60 for 1-year’s license) – keeps 2 audio tracks in one mkv file; m2ts output, decryption of BD;

Xilisoft Blu-ray Ripper ($49.95)/Imtoo Blu-ray Ripper ($49.95) – AMD APP graphic acceleration technology

Some Notes:

All of these Blu-ray Rippers employ NVIDIA CUDA computing when converting Blu-ray to H.264 MKV.

All of these Blu-ray Rippers rip Blu-ray to AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, VOB, etc as well.

Xilisoft and Imtoo Blu-ray Ripper do not crack Blu-ray copy-protections. Do not load encrypted Blu-ray to them.

Not any Blu-ray Ripper converts Blu-ray to MKV with more than one audio track other than DVDfab; not any Blu-ray Ripper rips DVD other than Pavtube.

With the advanced Blu-ray decryption and conversion technology, Pavtube BDMagic is the best solution for you to rip both DVDs and Blu-Rays to MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, and any other video format you need with a single click. Easy to use and professional in 2D/3D to 3D conversion. Moreover, you can also increase the volume level when converting the original Blu-Ray/DVD disc so that the volume of the resulting MKV file audio is louder.

6. My choice- more than MakeMKV alternative

You may wonder which app I choose for Blu-ray to MKV ripping. Well, I had tried out all of the above mentioned Blu-ray Rippers before I become steady with Pavtube ByteCopy. I don’t want to say much about it, just one sentence: it’s more than an alternative of MakeMKV- it does everything MakeMKV does and also shrink Blu-ray to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks/subtitles, and chapter information preserved.

For a Mac version please go to the ByteCopy for Mac page. And note that the Mac version can’t employ CUDA when converting Blu-ray to MKV.

Learn more features of Pavtube ByteCopy

bytecopy interface

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Keeping Chapter Markers when backup music DVD to MKV

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As a crazy music lover, I’m sure you collected a lot of music discs like Michael Jackson, Madonna and so on and even burn a lot of own music DVD discs for storage. 
In order to playback easily and conveniently, you may prefer to backup your music discs to MKV on your computers with chapters, which is a navigation for you to choose the music you want to play. Really a good helper during your music enjoyment. 

If want to backup your music DVD to MKV with chapter, you need a conversion software, which can backup music DVD with all information including chapter markers, like Pavtube ByteCopy

Tip: If you want Mac Version, please click here to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac. 

Now, let’s to learn how to backup music DVD to MKV keeping chapter. Do not worry, its user interface is simple and it is very easy to use 

Step 1. To get this program-Pavtube ByteCopy and install it, then load your music DVD to it. bc-load-music-dvd

Step 2. After that, let’s find the drop-down list besides “Format” and “Settings”, hit it to choose format. ByteCopy support “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)”, you can choose it from “Multi-track Video” bc-lossless-multi-track-mkv


1. If you want to play music on your phone or tablet, suggest you to backup DVD to MP4 which can be supported by most devices, you can choose the format according to your devices. 

2. Usually the default video settings should meet most of your requirements. But if you want to change video size, bitrate, frame rate and other audio specs, hit the “Settings” to have a try. 

Step 3. The last thing you need to do is hitting the big red “Convert”. Wait for a while during the program backup music DVD to MKV format. What I’d like to mention is that the conversion speed is much related with your target file size & settings, computer configuration and other programs running simultaneously. After it completed, hit the “Open” or “Open output folder” to quick locate the generate file. 

Tips: If you only buy Pavtube Bytecopy, need $42, but if you buy ByteCopy and DVD Creator, which only need $44.9, In other words, you need pay more $2.9, you can get two software together, You can burn and backup your music DVD anywhere and anytime. 

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