12 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2012 1:12 AM by Rhys Evans
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Mac OS X

How do I watch a DVD playing remotely on my MacBook Air?

I have the DVD in my MacMini's SuperDrive and have tried a couple of things, but it seems I'm not doing something right.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 11.6", 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 2GB
Reply by SP Forsythe on Feb 12, 2012 10:55 AM Helpful
You cannot use Disc Sharing to watch a DVD movie.This document outlines the provision.http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2057 To quote from the document:MacBook Air and Mac mini do not support playing DVD movies or audio CD media with Remote Disc. In addition, some discs, such as game discs, may be copy-protected and are therefore unusable. To play DVD movies, audio CD media, or copy-protected discs on the MacBook Air or Mac mini, use the MacBook Air SuperDrive.Your choices are this. 1) Use MBA Superdrive2) Use another compatible external DVD drive on the MBA3) Use the Mac Mini to rip the DVD using software designed for the task. And then use VLC or iTunes on the MBA to watch said ripped file (depending on file type the DVD is converted to). Legal and copy-protection conversion restrictions apply.

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