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Remote Disc - Burn CD/DVD

23064 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2013 8:01 AM by jfancherla RSS
Axeman21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 12, 2010 10:29 AM
I am having trouble figuring out how to use Remote Disc to burn a CD or DVD. I have the data on my MacAir, and want to burn to CD/DVD using the optical drive on my MacMini. Can I do this, and if so, how?

Mac Air, Mac OS X (10.5.6), IMac OSX 10.5.6 IPhone 3G
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,005 points)
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    Dec 12, 2010 11:33 AM (in response to Axeman21)
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; 11" MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • crazyyankeefan Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2010 4:30 PM (in response to Axeman21)
    The remote disc is a good feature, but it takes "forever" to burn or read directly from the remote disc. In my case, my home network should be very fast, but it just takes a long time to transfer data. I think it's better if you just transfer the stuff onto the computer with the optical drive first and then burn it.
    11-inch MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • lpacheco Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to Kappy)

    Being more explicit, I quote the article:


    Note: These types of discs or activities are not supported by DVD or CD sharing:

    • DVD movies.
    • Audio CDs.
    • Copy protected discs such as game discs.
    • Install discs for an operating system such as Microsoft Windows (for use with Boot Camp), or Mac OS X.
    • Burn a CD or DVD



  • jfancherla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2013 8:01 AM (in response to lpacheco)

    The work around is to share the source, mount the source to the computer with the disk and burn from there. The right click menu works with the burn "item shared" to disk command. Most networks are faster than the disc burner so it is no slower than burning a disk locally. Sharing the folder removes the necessity to move the data to the machine with the disk.


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