ripping bluray to stream to new atv

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    hello all im new to the apple tv scene. ill be getting the new version of it. my question is how can i rip bluray to my mac mini to stream to my new apple tv? i dont need step by step help... i just need to know what top 2 or 3 apps to use? will a reg superdrive handle it? and in order to play or stream to to my new apple tv will these files need to be in itunes?
     
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    Ivan P

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    The superdrives in all Macs support only DVDs and CDs - they do not support Bluray. So, first you will need to purchase an external Bluray drive.

    Second, for apps - download two amazing programs called MakeMKV and Handbrake. MakeMKV will rip the Blurays as an MKV video file, and then you put it through Handbrake to convert it into a format that your Apple TV will recognise :)
     
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    thanx will handbreak keep 1080p quality?
     
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    Mr Kram

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    Handbrake supports 1080, but ATV doesn't. There is a huge thread about converting bluray for ATV.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can you be kind and point me to it?
     
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    It will allow you to keep the 1080p resolution but you can't stream that to the new ATV - 720 is the max for the ATV.
     
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