Convert “The Gunman” DVD to 1080P M4V/MP4 for Apple TV 4 through iPhone 6S

John Salley

Jan 06, 2016 10:03 am / Posted by John Salley to Apple

Apple TV 4 offers its users with full HD 1080p output as well as AirPlay functionality. Talk about the latest technologies Apple TV 4 does not disappoint in this area, it comes with iCloud backup of the TV, and iTunes Match, Photo Stream, among other evident technologies. However, you cannot play a DVD on Apple TV 4 due the copyright. Below is a commen questions: 

“ I’ve just got “The Gunman” DVD which I bought from HMV store. So I want to rip my all DVD collections to 1080p M4V/MP4 files for Apple TV 4 (also used on Apple TV 4 via the iPhone 6S). I’ a long-time previous customer from Wondershare in the past, but it stopped working with Yosemite/El Capitan. I hoped that an upgrade was going to solve the problem. It seems to have done so far. So, Any good suggestions? ” – from Jack. 


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Most people’s first thought upon playing DVD on Apple TV 4 is to stream/AirPlay/mirror DVD to Apple TV 4 from Mac OS X El Capitan OS 10.11.2 or Windows 10, which however has some limits and will be explained later. Some say use VLC media player, which should works but I have never tried it myself. Are there any other ways? Ripping DVD to 1080p MP4/M4V for Apple TV 4 seems to be the ultimate solution, to some extent. Learn>> How to fix the crash problem on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Good News!!! Pavtube Studio updated its Mac products to meet the trend to prevent Pavtube users from the softwares incompatibility with El Capitan issue. Here I would recommend you a very professional third party tool to get this job done–Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. It can convert the video recording by any device in any format to your target format. Here is the review

As a versatile DVD Ripper, the program can stream not only DVD to Apple TV 4, but also rip DVD to iPad (iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4,iPad Pro), iPhone (iPhone 6S/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S, etc.), iPod (iPod Touch 6) and many other popular video/audio format like WMV, AVI, FLV, 3GP, MKV, AIFF, AAC, and more. Besides converting DVD files, the program can also help you handle Blu-ray discs, ISO/IFO files. If you are using a PC, please turn to the Windows version. Download the right program and start enjoying your DVD files with 1080P full HD quality on Apple TV 4! 


Other Download: 

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This is 4 basic step process: 

1. Break the copy protection of the DVD disc 
2. Convert the DVD rips to 1080P individual video files (like .mp4) 
3. Stream output videos via AppleTV 4 
4. Sit back and relax and watch a DVD movie on your AppleTV 4 through iPhone 6S 

1. Load “The Gunman” DVD movies. 

A. Load video. Click “Add Video” on the upper left to locate source videos. 

B.Load DVD. Insert DVD to optical drive, and click “Load BD/DVD” to load DVD for DVD to iPhone 6S conversion. 

C. Load Blu-ray Disc. Insert Blu-ray Disc to BD drive, and click “Load BD/DVD” to load Blu-ray Disc for Blu-ray to Apple TV 4 conversion. Note that you need a BD drive to read Blu-ray Disc instead of DVD-ROM. 


2. Decide output format 

Click Format bar and choose “Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)” from “Apple TV”, which can be recognized by Apple TV 4 well. This format will ensure you 1080p quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through. Besides, MP4, M4V, MOV from “Common Video” is also a good choice. 

Read Apple TV Supported Video Formats:

  • H.264 up to 720p at 30 frames per second (1st & 2nd generation); Main Profile level 3.1-channel, up to 160kbps per channel, 48kHz AAC-LC audio; file format is m4v, mp4, and. Mov stereo
  • H.264 up to 1080p at 30 frames per second (3rd generation)
  • MPEG-4 up to 720×432 (432p) or 640×480 pixels at 30 frame/s; Simple Profile up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz AAC-LC audio m4v. Mp4, and. Mov format stereo



a.When you choosing “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” as output, an AC-3 encoded audio track will also be included for Apple TV 4 to Pass-through Dolby Digital 5.1 sound (also know as AC3 5.1), so that it will work in surround sound when Apple TV 4 is connected to audio receiver, and in stereo when Apple TV 4 is connected with TV only. 

Note: Only when your movie has 5.1 channel, you will get the real 5.1 surround sound effect. (Learn>> how to solve No 5.1 Sound from Apple TV issue). 

b. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original DVD while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset. 

According to my experience, do not change frame rate to “24”, just keep the “Original” as the best optimal Frame Rate. 


C. If you want to connect your Apple TV 4 via the iPhone 6S, you can click “Format” bar, follow “iPhone 6 H.264 Full HD 1080P(*.mp4)” as the best profile for iPhone 6S. Or choose “iPhone > iPhone 6 Plus H.264 Full Screen/Full HD 1080P(*.mp4)” as supported format for iPhone 6S+. The output videos could fit on your device perfectly. 


3. Start converting DVD to 1080p for Apple TV 4 

Finally click the “Convert” button to begin ripping Video_TS to Apple TV 4 format. After encoding process has finished successfully, go into the destination directory and drop the converted files into ATV 4. Once all this is done, open iTunes and click File > Add File to Library to add the video clips to your iTunes library. After that, simply drag the video from your iTunes library to Apple TV 4 in the Devices source list. 

After that, you can play and watch DVD videos via Apple TV 4 on HDTV without any problems in high quality and 5.1 surround sound. And to get 5.1 sorround sound, AV Reciever is necessary. Just enjoy! 

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