Forum Question: Ripping BlueRay for Apple TV

Hey Gary I am not sure if you can or allowed to answer but is there a Mac application that can be used to rip my BlueRay collection for playback on my Apple TV? I use handbrake for my DVD collections

Comments: 4 Responses to “Ripping BlueRay for Apple TV”

    1/4/11 @ 9:43 am

    Why wouldn’t I be allowed to answer?
    I heard that the new version of Handbrake will work with Blu-ray in some fashion. I don’t have a Blu-ray player for my Mac, so there’s no way for me to try it. I assume that you do, so give it a go. I don’t know of any other software that would do it off-hand. But since I’m not a Blu-ray fan, I haven’t been looking.

    1/4/11 @ 9:49 am

    Actually that is why I asked you I hardly use my BlueRay. I got tired of buying the discs (expensive) and with the convenience of the Apple TV I much prefer it. Just looking of a way to put the content I already bought in Apple TV.

      1/4/11 @ 9:55 am

      I got tired of the expensive discs too. And the extras they pack on to the discs that are really commercials, not extras. And I got frustrated with my $300 Blu-ray player that didn’t work nearly as well as my $60 DVD player (slow boot, no memory of where left off, etc.) It took me up to 5 minutes from booting to find the spot where I left off on a Blu-ray disc (watching a TV series) whereas my DVD player does it automatically in seconds. Plus, I couldn’t watch the movies on my MacBook. I gave up on Blu-ray a year ago. I get my HD movies from Apple TV.

    1/4/11 @ 10:32 am

    I could not agree more. Hard drives are cheap now, Apple TV HD encoding (H.264) does not take up a bunch of space, my iTunes movies can now be played on pretty much all my devices, fixed and portal. I am not saying that CD/DVD’s will go away soon but I see them (including BluRay) eventually going down the path of VHS’s.

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