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Rip ISO to Apple TV 4 for playback via Plex Media Server

As the new Apple TV fourth generation users, it is Good News that official Plex App For Apple TV 4 Now Available To Download now. Ever thought of backing up Blu-ray/DVD as ISO files and stream ISO files to Apple TV 4 even keeping original Dolby Digital 5.1 audio for watching through Plex Media Server with your dearest family at the coming Thanksgiving Day? Read on to find a hassle-free Solution.

ISO image is easily burnt to disc and transported through internet. But it's pity that so far Apple TV 4 still has no ISO support on its widescreen TV. This is why Apple TV 4 may throw you into an awkward situation when copying ISO files to Apple TV 4 via Plex Server. What you need to is to rip ISO to Apple TV 4 supported format for streaming via Plex with Dolby Digital surround sound first.

In absolutely indispensible, an ISO ripper software is absolutely indispensible. Here iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac flawlessly everytime you opened it and empowers you to rip ISO files to Apple TV 4 compatible video formats with easy operation and high output quality, thus making your ISO files playable and recognizable by ATV 4.

Besides, with the optimized profile especially for Apple TV 4, the professional-grade application also demonstrates a great ability to convert ISO files to ATV 4 keeping AC3 5.1 sound. If you are using Windows, iFastime Video Converter Ultimate is designed for you. Download it right now and start enjoying your ISO files on Apple TV 4 with Utmost Quality!

Tip: This app supports the latest Mac OS X El Capitan, if you have any issues with installing on the new system, turn to solution here.

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Rip ISO to Apple TV 4 for playback via Plex with AC3 5.1 sound

Step 1: Add ISO files to the program

Import ISO image files by dragging and dropping, or clicking "Load file(s) > Load IFO/ISO" button. As you can see, added files can be previewed on the right viewing window. You can also load 2D/3D Blu-ray, DVD Discs and videos, then adjust the video volume and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

Step 2: Select output format

From the "Format" drop down menu, "Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)" from "Apple TV" is recommended to export a 1080p video with ac3 5.1 passthrough for AV receiver decoding. You can choose the preset formats for your Apple TV 3 too.

Tip: If you are not satisfied with the defaulted settings, you can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the "Settings" page.

Step 3: Start to convert ISO files to Apple TV 4/Plex

After all settings, tap "Start conversion" button to start ISO movies to M4V for Apple TV 4 conversion immediately. Once conversion completes, you can get the output files via "Open" panel for your Apple TV 4 effortlessly. 

Note: By choosing "Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)" format, you will get two sound tracks in the result M4V video, one is stereo, and the other is AC3 encoded Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through. When you Apple TV 4 is connected to audio receiver, the 5.1 surround sound will work. When ATV4 is connected to your HDTV only, the stereo track will work since ATV 4 does not decode the surround audio itself.

Now download the Plex, which is available as a free download from the App Store.

Once Plex is installed on your Apple TV 4, it's just a matter of setting up the Media Server on the machine that you plan on using to host your media. The nice thing about Plex is that it's able to transcode a variety of different filetypes, so chances are, the movies that you have on your computer or NAS will be recognized and ultimately playable on the big screen with stunning AC3 5.1 sound.

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2 thoughts on “Rip ISO to Apple TV 4 for playback via Plex Media Server

  1. Tawnya says:

    This article was so helpful, to convert the videos in Apple TV format. I can choose any of the software and can retain the original quality as well. I’m a person who is so crazy about videos, be it Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, movies, or videos of my favourite songs, or television series, this software was so helpful. And not only this, this software works not only on apple products, but on PSP and android phones as well.

    1. Thanks for your support!

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