No 5.1 Surround Sound from Apple TV? Solved!

Are you still encountering the audio issue while playing HD videos in Apple TV? Read this article to learn how to solve this problem. 

While enjoying stunning HD image quality on Apple TV, many folks are having problem with audio, in specific, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The Apple TV will play audio encoded as MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and several other formats. The audio that accompanies X.264 video, on the other hand, can only be AAC or AC3 (Dolby Digital, often 5.1 channels surround).


But the Apple TV doesn't actually know how to decode the latter—if you want to play multichannel audio through your Apple TV, you need to hook it up to a TV or an amplifier that can accept audio in AC3 format and decode it.

So any other way to play 5.1 surround sound via Apple TV? In order to help so many users to fix "No 5.1 Surround Sound from Apple TV" issue, here we give you the best solution. At first, make sure the cables and multi-channel audio settings is correct.


And before you can enjoy videos on new Apple TV with AC3 5.1, you have to convert your movies and videos with multi-channels to Apple TV video format first. In this case, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac is the best application for you here which is specially designed for Apple TV users to convert and compress 1080p Blu-ray, DVD to Apple TV compatible format m4v at super fast speed with the CUDA or AMD acceleration technology support. Besides, with this program, you can backup Blu-ray to lossless MKV preserving all the multiple audio and subtitle tracks as well as chapter markers. 

The following guide shares with you how to get 5.1 surround sound when enjoying movies on Apple TV step-by-step. 

Step 1. Install and launch the Mac BD/DVD to ATV Converter, and click disc button you can also load your Blu-ray or DVD from your drive. The windows version is ByteCopy.



Step 2. Click on "Format" boarder to set output format.

Now that we're converting movies for Apple TV with 5.1 surround sound, a recommended format is "Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digtal Pass-though(*.m4v)" from "Apple TV" option.

P.S.If you choose 

"Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (* mkv)" under "Multi-track Video" catalogue, it will save multiple video, audio and subtitle tracks (including 

AC3 5.1 surround sound

) form original Blu-ray in output MKV. 



Step 3.
Finally click on "Convert" button to start converting Blu-ray and DVD movies to 1080p m4v for Apple TV with AC3 5.1 surround sound on Mac.

In this way, you can get the wonderful 5.1 surround sound when playback on Apple TV without problems. We hope this short article will bring some new multimedia life to your Apple TV.

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