What I am doing: On the computer that has an optical disk, I archive the CD as a disk image using Disk Utility. Than I transfer the disk image using a thumbs drive to my MBP without the optical drive and double click it to mount it.
Or try CD/DVD sharing; from the Finder's Help entry:
Use another computer’s DVD or CD drive
If your computer doesn’t have an optical drive, and you are connected to a computer that has one, you can use a DVD or CD disc in the other computer’s optical drive. The computer with the optical drive must have Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later, or Windows XP or Windows Vista.Note: If a disc is copy-protected (such as some DVD movies and games), you can’t share it using DVD or CD sharing.
For more information about using another computer’s optical drive, including downloading and installing the DVD or CD Sharing Update for Windows, see:
Good points, Léonie; alas I had all those settings on already. Attempting to access the "remote disc" in Finder results in this dialog box: "The operation can't be completed because the original item for 'Audio CD' can't be found."
Then I came across this caveat about Remote Disc:
Note: These types of discs or activities are not supported by DVD or CD sharing:
- DVD movies.
- Audio CDs.
So it appears, as far as iTunes is concerned, it's connected external drive or bust.
Have you tried to create a disk image from your media? Launch Disk Utility and select the CD in left column of the panel, then click the "New Image" button in the toolbar. You can transfer this image either on an USB thumbs drive or simply in the public folder of your macs using your network,
If Disk Utility refuses to create an image from your CD, create a folder in your shared folder, rip your CD and drag the single tracks to the folder.Then transfer the folder.
I have the same problem. Not sure what to do.
On my older iMac, the disk utility has the New Image greyed out, so I can't use it.
I have managed to copy the tracks to a folder on my old iMac and then transfer it across to my new iMac, then imported it into iTunes 11, but the information is lost (i.e. it says Audio Track 1, 2 etc.)
Is there a different way of doing this so that the information is not lost??