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The Apple TV Pocket Guide, Second Edition by Jeff Carlson

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9 Prepare Movies for Apple TV

I’m sure Apple wouldn’t mind if you ordered all of your movies and television shows from the iTunes Store, but of course that’s not the only source for video. I’m guessing you own a collection of movies on DVD you’d like to watch on the Apple TV, where you only need to highlight a title to play it.

Although Hollywood movies get most of the attention, they’re not the only video sources you can watch. If you own a digital camcorder, you probably have a lot of footage already sitting on a hard drive or stored on tape that would be perfect viewing on your wide-screen TV. This chapter is all about how to encode that content into an Apple TV-friendly format.

Ripping DVDs

Back in the early days of MP3 music, one of my ...

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