MKV to Apple TV- Playing 1080p/720p MKV on Apple TV with 5.1 sound - Android Fans
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MKV to Apple TV- Playing 1080p/720p MKV on Apple TV with 5.1 sound

Summary: Have an Apple TV, some MKV media files, and surround sound system at home? How to make full use of them? This article tells you how to convert MKV to Apple TV supported format M4V and keep AC3 5.1 sound.

After arduous research and experimenting I've have discovered the easiest and fastest way to convert MKV to Apple TV with 5.1 surround sound to meet many Apple TV users’ needs. If you are just one of them, read on to find the solution below.
Q: “Is AC3 5.1 Surround Sound supported for Apple TV format? I would like to convert my videos to Apple TV format, but I want to get the full AC3 5.1 surround sound. Is there a way to do this?”
There are more than more Apple TV(ATV 2, ATV 3) users have the same confusion. Actually, Apple TV cannot support AC3 5.1 audio track. While, we usually have the demand to get the full AC3 5.1 surround sound to let Apple TV pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver to take advantage of our surround sound system. To fulfill the task, first you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter- a best solution to converting MKV to M4V keeping AC3 5.1 audio.
This Video Converter for Apple TV provides the pre-set Apple TV profiles. These particular profiles are H.264 video files with AC3 5.1 pass through and AAC stereo. The most important is that Both AC3 and AAC audio are retained so that you can either let Apple TV pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver to take advantage of your surround sound system, or have Apple TV decodes AAC and exports stereo audio. Plus, besides MKV, this Video Converter supports encoding a wide of video formats like AVI, WMV, TiVo, MPG, VOB to Apple TV no matter in 1080p/720p HD. For encoding MKV to Apple TV on Mac(Mavericks), you will need to get Mac Apple TV Video Converter. Below are the conversion steps.
Step 1. Download and install the best Apple TV Video Converter on your computer, and then launch it to add target video files .mkv to it for converting. It supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Click on Format > Apple TV. From the drop down menu, select the proper output format. This MKV to Apple TV Converter provides optimal formats for Apple TV, ATV 2, ATV 3.
a. For Apple TV 3 users, Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v) is recommended.
b. For Apple TV 2 users, please select the Apple TV 2 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v).
c. For Apple TV users, Apple TV H.264 1280×720(*.m4v) will be better to keep the videos in HD.

Step 3. Hit the Convert button to start converting MKV to Apple TV supported video format M4V with AC3 5.1 surround sound.
When the conversion is finished, click the Open button on get the output videos. Then, it’s easy for you to transfer MKV to Apple TV(ATV 2/ATV 3) for enjoyment freely with the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound while Apple TV is connected to A/V receiver. Enjoy.
More guides:
How to View MKV files on Mac OS X
How to Convert MKV for Easy Playing on PS3
How to Convert MKV to MOV with Subtitles

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