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Can I run 4 super drives with my Mac Mini Server

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Feb 10, 2013 9:37 AM

I have Lion Server downloaded to my Mac Mini (set up as a TV server) and would like to be able to access the 4 USB Super Drive ports via other Mac Mini's in other rooms, 2 Apple TV's if possibe through Apple TV software and maybe Macbook Pro via AirPlay. Are these things possible. The Mac Mini Server is the Best Home television distribution network. Cheaper hardware and fast internet connection based on devices. The above is my goal.


My individual questions...


Can I place 4 Super Drives in the 4 USB slots and run them?


What is the most effiecent way to be able to server those drives on ONLY my Apple Network (other Mac Mini and 2 Apple TV's)


Can I access multiple drives at once from different devices on my Apple Network?


Can I restrict access to teen and child users based on the TV Rating displayed on DVD in Super Drive? (ex: iTunes recognizes CD's by times of songs and digital fingerprint when I input my Store bought CD or adds it to the Database if its a new title.)


These would help so much!







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  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,555 points)



    a dvd drive can never be shared over a network in order to play the dvd drives content

    the dvd encryption makes this imposible


    you have to rip (which is illegal) each dvd disc to a computer in order to do what you wish to do


    and it's not an apple thing it's the case no matter which computer you own


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