Apple TV Question?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tktaylor1, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

    tktaylor1

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    I don't know if this question has been asked before but with the Apple TV can i sync movies to it. So can I put my movies on there so when I go to college I don't have to carry all of my dvds with me, all I have to carry is the box. If the question is not clear I can try to make it clearer. Thanks

    And if this does not do that do you know any products that can?
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    the 2nd generation TV lacks a hard drive so it's all streaming.

    the 1st gen unit does have a HD and you can sync media to it.
     
  3. tktaylor1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks man. Will Apple be making a 3rd generation that combines the 1st and 2nd gen where it does everything?
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you can rip your movies to a compatible format, and put them in itunes on your laptop, you would then have access to them on the appletv
     
  5. tktaylor1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My friend has the office seasons 1-6 and i took the first disc of season 1 to put it on my computer and it was going to take an hour so i decided it wasnt worth it. i might do it this weekend though.
     
  6. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    highly unlikely, IMHO.

    anyhoo, only Apple knows what's in store for TV so we'll just have to wait and see ...
     
  7. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    it will take time, you can copy multiple disks to your hard drive (it will take a bit of time, but not as long as encoding), and then set up an encode queue, and let it run all night.
    depending on the processor in your machine and what else you are doing and what quality you are going to, it can take as long as the show is to do the encode (or longer).

    check out the following programs.
    mac the ripper
    handbrake

    disclaimer -- you should only do this to make a backup (or a usable copy) of your own disks, and not copy material from your friend's collections.
     
  8. JBG87 macrumors member

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    you can save the dvds to itunes and stream it with the apple tv 2
     

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