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jason.siegel
Aug 8, 2011, 05:52 PM
Ran a search on a problem I'm having…

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1576
When trying to access certain optical discs using Remote Disc, you may see the message "The operation cannot be completed because the original item for cannot be found."

MacBook Air does not support playing DVD movies or audio CD media with Remote Disc DVD or CD Sharing. In addition, some discs, such as game discs, may be copy-protected and therefore unusable.

To play DVD movies, audio CD media or copy-protected discs on the MacBook Air, use the MacBook Air SuperDrive.



Seriously??



DustinT
Aug 8, 2011, 06:10 PM
Just create a disk image on your source computer. Mount the image on your MBA and you should bypass all that nonsense.

jason.siegel
Aug 8, 2011, 06:11 PM
Ooh, interesting. I'll try that, thanks.

Rankrotten
Aug 8, 2011, 06:49 PM
Use VLC instead of DVD Player to play the VIDEO_TS folder on the remote disc and select the option "Treat as a pipe rather than as a file"

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-a-DVD-on-a-MacBook-Air-using-Remote-Di/

jason.siegel
Aug 8, 2011, 07:07 PM
I was actually just trying to access the disk in the first place. Merely clicking on it threw that error.

j95014
Aug 8, 2011, 09:33 PM
Use VLC instead of DVD Player to play the VIDEO_TS folder on the remote disc and select the option "Treat as a pipe rather than as a file"

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-a-DVD-on-a-MacBook-Air-using-Remote-Di/

i tried but nothing happened. any idea why?

jason.siegel
Aug 9, 2011, 10:50 AM
Just create a disk image on your source computer. Mount the image on your MBA and you should bypass all that nonsense.

Disc Utility didn't allow the option to create an image of my CD. Frown.

deelern
Aug 21, 2011, 01:26 PM
I actually got it to work on my MBA, with Mac Mini as shared remote disc drive.
In VLC, i selected Open File (instead of Open Disc), and selected the remote DVD and.. walaaa! :D :D

trims
Aug 21, 2011, 02:03 PM
Use VLC instead of DVD Player to play the VIDEO_TS folder on the remote disc and select the option "Treat as a pipe rather than as a file"

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-a-DVD-on-a-MacBook-Air-using-Remote-Di/

Fantastic! Many thanks - I'd been trying to work out how to do this.

Why do Apple make it so difficult? I clearly own the disc or I wouldn't be able to load it in my iMac.