Oct 8, 2010, 04:16 PM
Can you rip dvds on your mac with surround sound? And if so, will the ATV support it?
Oct 8, 2010, 04:21 PM
How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=825323&highlight=)
In Handbrake use the "Apple TV" preset to preserve the 5.1 sound, and the current Apple TV is able to play 5.1 sound, according to Apple (http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html).
Also of interest: How-To: Automating DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging) for Mac OS X 10.6 (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=805573)