ATv nOOb considering purchase please advise

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by fkntotalkaos, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. fkntotalkaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2007
    I currently have my old G4 533 dual hooked up to a 42 inch 720p/1080i lcd. I have a library of ripped DVD in "so so" quality, but gets the job done. I would like to start a new library of ripped HD-DVD and Bluray as the graininess of the normal DVD ripps are starting to drive me crazy. Anyway, will the apple TV allow me to play and store HD-ripped DVD's? And I assume the sound quality is not DTS or Dolby Digital unless I can rip AC3, correct?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    1. How do you plan to rip HD or Blu-Ray discs?
    2. No reason to do more than 720 for ATV.
    3. You will not be able to get 5.1 audio to play on your ATV in an easy way since it uses Quicktime for playback, which does not passthrough DD or DTS signals.
  3. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    You can't rip HDDVD or BluRay. :apple:TV will play HD though.
  4. ideasman69 macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2007
    yes you can. its been happening for months. you can't do it on a mac, but on a pc you can.
  5. Help! macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2006
    In my experience the atv cant play 720p at a decent bitrate, I usually encounter stuttering (drop in framerate) at some point if a film is encoded at just below 5000kbps. Also file sizes are limited to 4gb.

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