We want to use the new Mac mini as a home theatre sever. Can you download 4k movies and dolby atmos from itunes into your external storage to playback without streaming.

Created at: 2021-04-02 10:07:44
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We want to use the new Mac mini as a home theatre sever. Can you download 4k movies with dolby atmos from itunes into your external storage from mac mini to playback without streaming. spotty internet here.

Answer #1:

By: Jordane Douglas III

We want to use the new Mac mini as a home theatre sever. Can you download 4k movies with dolby atmos from itunes into your external storage from mac mini to playback without streaming. spotty internet here.

Answer #2:

By: Mrs. Alexandrine Feil

Not possible and not recommended unfortunately. Use Apple TV 4K.

Answer #3:

By: Dino Pouros



There is some agreement with the studios producing 4K that

they don't allow downloads of local copies of any 4K material.

The same is true with Amazon Prime as well. You can only stream

4K content with them as well but can download FHD or SD versions.

Purchasing 4K from them, like Apple, only allows you unlimited

streaming rights.



Currently the only way it seems to have any legal form of local 4K content

is by purchasing UHD BluRays. I have seen some "4K download" sites but they

seem somewhat shady to me and not anyone I would trust a credit card to

or any other personal info.

Answer #4:

By: Prof. Lexus Kilback

Not possible and not recommended unfortunately. Use Apple TV 4K.

Answer #5:

By: Sterling Thiel

We have the new apple TV 4K we use for streaming but we don't want to stream movies we own. We would rather have them available to watch without using internet, but we want them in 4k with dolby.

Answer #6:

By: Mandy Hettinger

Not possible with the mini, sorry.

Answer #7:

By: Joannie Huels

What is it possible with?

Answer #8:

By: Clementine Smith

It’s impossible, movies on Apple TV are stream-only. If the movies you have are non-Apple, assuming they are DRM-OK (legit), you can use AirPlay but Atmos won’t be possible, unfortunately. Wait it out, others may chip in. Good luck.

Answer #9:

By: Anne Dach DDS

All the movies we own are from iTunes. Just seems silly to use data for movies you own. I just want it downloaded and ready to play whenever we want. Thanks for the answers!

Answer #10:

By: Rosella Luettgen

Has to do with DRM (digital rights management)...

Answer #11:

By: Mr. Adolphus Homenick IV



There is some agreement with the studios producing 4K that

they don't allow downloads of local copies of any 4K material.

The same is true with Amazon Prime as well. You can only stream

4K content with them as well but can download FHD or SD versions.

Purchasing 4K from them, like Apple, only allows you unlimited

streaming rights.



Currently the only way it seems to have any legal form of local 4K content

is by purchasing UHD BluRays. I have seen some "4K download" sites but they

seem somewhat shady to me and not anyone I would trust a credit card to

or any other personal info.