Does AppleTV play Video_TS like Front Row?

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

  1. litewait macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks

    :apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    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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