The second-generation Apple TV is a media streaming or synching device, unlike its storage-based predecessor. The Apple TV was released four years ago, and even with an updated interface, added features, and price cuts, it was never what we’d call a success. Here’s our hands-on first look at the all new Apple TV.
Part of the original device’s lack of success can be attributed to the fact that Apple considered Apple TV a ‘hobby’ and never really devoted the time or resources to make it a better product, but as Steve Jobs admitted at the launch of the next-generation Apple TV, it also didn’t give customers what they wanted.
It lacked content and quality, cost too much (both the hardware and downloaded media), and was too complicated. The Apple TV reboot is an attempt to address those issues and make it a well-respected member of the Apple ecosystem. (We say attempt because it’s too early to tell if the updated model will satisfy current owners or convince those who’ve never used an Apple TV to take the plunge.)
This new Apple TV certainly wins on the hardware front. On the outside, it’s a quarter the size of the original, a tiny black box that will run cool and quiet due to its utter lack of a hard drive.
The new update also makes iSkysoft DVD Ripper for Mac go a step beyond supporting all types of Apple Players including iPad, iPod, iPod touch 4, iPhone, iPhone 3GS and New Apple TV now.
iSkysoft DVD Ripper for Mac is a powerful DVD ripping application for Mac users to convert both encrypted and non-commercial homemade DVDs to Mac and portable devices like iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, etc. or to video formats like MP4, WMV(windows media), AVI, MOV, MPG, MPEG, FLV(Flash Video), HD MOV, HD MPG, etc. This DVD ripper for Mac can capture DVD audio to MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, etc. iSkysoft DVD Ripper for Mac is perfectly compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
The software also features basic editing capabilities including watermarking, video cropping and trimming, along with controls for brightness, contrast and saturation. Users can also change the video bitrate, size and frame rate for a desired quality or compression.
Pricing and Availability
iSkysoft DVD Ripper for Mac is priced at $39, One time fee for lifetime license, both application requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and can be downloaded from http://www.video-converter-mac.org/dvd-ripper-for-mac/
About iSkysoft Studio
iSkysoft Studio is a leading developer of multimedia conversion and DVD backup tools for Mac users. iSkysoft products generally fall into four multimedia product lines, including Video Conversion Tools, DVD Ripping Tools, Stream Media Recorder & iPod transfer and DVD Copy & Burner Tools.