Sync DVD ISO image file to Apple TV 3 for playing

Description: Many DVD collectors may run into the problem of syncing DVD ISO image files to Apple TV 3 for playing. Read this tutorial to find out how to rip and convert DVD ISO to Apple TV 3 friendly format.

An ISO file, often called an ISO image, is in fact an "image" of an entire CD, DVD, or Blu-ray. The entire contents of a disc can be perfectly represented in a single ISO file. DVD ISO image is an image file produced by copying all information in DVD disc. When you have collected some DVD movies with ISO extension, maybe ever transferred your favourite DVD ISO image files to new Apple TV 3 for playing on your wide screen TV but finally failed. Never mind, next will tell you the most effective and quickest way, continue reading.

In fact, Apple TV 3 does not support DVD ISO image files. The easiest way to sync DVD ISO image files to Apple TV 3 is converting ISO to Apple TV 3 supported format M4V in advance. It is necessary for you to find a third program to get this goal. 

According some searches and our tests, we found iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can enable you to convert DVD ISO files to Apple TV 3 friendly format. It is so easy to use and the perfect result video quality is also impressive. Since the Apple TV supported M4V is directly offered to you only need to directly navigate to "Apple TV" option when you reach the output format list, the entire conversion process requires only three clicks. (Read review)

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Tutorial on transcoding DVD ISO to Apple TV 3 via Mac

Step 1. Load DVD ISO files

Run DVD ISO Ripper as DVD ISO Converter for Apple TV 3, and click “IFO/ISO” button to load your DVD ISO image file.

Step 2. Choose output format and folder

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then choose the format from the “Apple TV” sublist, which are all compatible for the Apple TV 1/2/3. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Tips: Adjust video/audio settings

Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface to optimize the output file quality.

Tip: When you choose "Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)" as output, an AC-3 encoded audio track will also be included for Apple TV 3 to Pass-through Dolby Digital 5.1 sound (also know as AC3 5.1), so that it will work in surround sound when Apple TV 3 is connected to audio receiver, and in stereo when Apple TV Gen 3 is connected with TV only. And note only when your movie has 5.1 channel, you will get the real 5.1 surround sound effect.

Step 3. Start conversion

Click big green arrow start conversion  button to begin converting DVD ISO to Apple TV 3 immediately. The conversion will be finished only in a few seconds.

After the music DVD ISO to Apple TV 3 conversion, you can get the output video. Now stream the converted movies to your Apple TV 3. Have fun.

How to Sync files to Apple TV via AirPlay or iTunes

1.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 MP4 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; Thirdly, tap the name of the device you want to AirPlay to.

2.Via iTunes

Firstly, add the converted MP4 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 the DVD ISO files are streamed to Apple TV 3 for enjoyment. You can watch them on various TVs via Apple TV 3/2/1 easily.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    DVD ISO iTunes (Tuesday, 03 May 2016 21:51)

    I need to add ISO to iTunes. I will follow the guide to have a test. Thank you :)

  • #2

    ISO tips (Tuesday, 03 May 2016 21:57)

    Sounds fair. I will have a check!