Does AppleTV play Video_TS like Front Row?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by litewait, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. litewait macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    Hi. Due to my DVD player not playing my DVDs properly i have decided to rip my DVDs as Video_TS onto an external hard drive. I am currently using my laptop and Front Row to view them but i was looking to buy an AppleTV.

    My question is, am i able to plug an external hard drive, which contains Video_TS folders, into an AppleTV and select/watch them in a similar way to Front Row?


  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    No. Apple TV doesn't do MPEG2 (for video) or Dolby Digital/DTS for audio, though that could be passed to a receiver, but obviously without video it's utterly pointless.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    If you are of a mind to do so, then you are free to rip your DVDs into formats that Apple TV can play.
  4. litewait thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    thanks. i want looking to convert the movies so i'll forget about ATV and look for a second hand mac mini. thankyou :p

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