Apple TV enables users to view photos, play music and watch video originating from limited Internet services or a local network. With terrific video and sound quality, the Apple TV, without any doubt, ranks first on our list of home media servers. But when you try to play a DVD to Apple TV via Airplay from the computer, the Airplay screen goes grey on both the computer and Apple TV.
This is caused by the copy protections on DVD. The copyright blocks DVD player from Airplaying a DVD to Apple TV. If you want to watch a commercial DVD on Apple TV, you need to rip the DVD to Apple TV format.
Apple TV Supported Video formats:
1. H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
2. MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
3. HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5)/HDR10 (Main 10 profile)/HLG up to 2160p, 60 fps (Apple TV 4K)
Best DVD Ripper for Apple TV to Decrypt and Rip DVD to Apple TV
MacX DVD Ripper Pro can easily rip DVD to Apple TV formats such as MP4, MOV, M4V, HEVC, etc. fast on Mac or Windows. While converting DVD, you don't even have to worry about DVD copy protections as it will remove all kinds of DVD protection technologies such as CSS, region codes, Sony ARccOS, bad sectors, fake titles, APS, UOPs, etc. With a few clicks, you can turn your Apple TV into a real DVD movie library without spending a single cent!
MacX DVD Ripper Pro can 1:1 rip DVD movies to Apple TV 4K/4/3/2/1 and other Apple iPhone iPad iTunes QuickTime in H.264, MPEG-4 and more without annoyances of any copy protections, 5x faster speed and original quality.
How to Rip and Stream DVD to Apple TV on Mac with Ease
Step 1: Load DVD Movie You Want to rip by Clicking "DVD Disc"
Download and run this DVD ripper for Apple TV, you can get the Mac version or Windows version based on your need. Insert the DVD into your computer's disc drive. Then click "DVD Disc" button to import the DVD to the program.
The DVD to Apple TV ripper will take several seconds to scan the copy protection and read the DVD information.
Step 2. Choose output format
Once the DVD is loaded, it will bring you to the output format window. To convert DVD to Apple TV files, you can go to Apple Devices and choose " to Apple TV" as your output format. Or you can go to the General Profiles and select to rip DVD to an Apple TV format such as MP4.
Step 3: Set Output Folder
Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.
Step 4: Start Ripping DVD to Apple TV
Click the " RUN" button to start DVD conversion. Once finished, you can eventually stream DVD movies on Apple TV and play the movie without eorrs.