XBMC is a powerful media center tool for Mac and Apple TV. With XBMC, media files could be shared via uPnP, SMB, HTTP and so on. As it supports many different container formats like AVI, MPG, WMV, FLV, MKV, MP4, MOV, etc, you can you enjoy video streaming in ease.
However, XBMC is incompatible with the commercial Blu-ray disk or decrypted Blu-ray movies. While some comments saying it is possible to play AVCHD camcorder .mts or .m2ts files with XBMC, there are also some reporting the error when trying to play AVCHD files with XBMC.
To enjoy BD and AVCHD video streaming with XBMC on Mac, you need an external BD ROM, and Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to make the files XBMC compatible. While you would like to stream AVCHD and BD Movies from Mac to Apple TV via XBMC, you should also make the files Apple TV compatible, i.e. convert BD movies and AVCHD files to MP4, MOV in 720p.
To make it much clearer, here I demonstrate the simple steps on Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to convert AVCHD and BD Movies to XBMC for Mac.
Step 1. Import videos.
Run Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac as the best Mac BD movie and AVCHD to XBMC converter. Insert a Blu-ray movie disk to BD ROM, or a commercial DVD to Apple SuperDrive, and click the "BD/DVD Folder" button on Aunsoft iMedia Converter to load the movie. For camcorder videos, you can click the "Add" button to load the .mts or .m2ts files from folder like AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
Step 2. Choose output format.
If you would like to keep 1920x1080 video for XBMC to stream video from Mac to HDTV directly, you can click the "Format" option and choose HD video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) as output format. For video streaming from Mac to Apple TV via XBMC, you can choose iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4) with 720p output.
Step 3. Convert videos to XBMC.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac BD movie and AVCHD to XBMC converter will start conversion immediately from BD movie and AVCHD footage to XBMC MP4 on Mac.
After the conversion, you can make the output folder as the shared folder in XBMC for Mac, and then play the shared file easily with Xbox media center.
Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac has been updated recently with Apple ProRes 422 output for Mac video editing, or converting Apple ProRes 422 videos. You can even get the Mac BD and AVCHD to XBMC converter at discounted price - 20% off.