How to AirPlay a DVD from iMac to AppleTV.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Alan S, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2009
    I'm really happy with my Apple TV and use it a lot. I have a DVD of Star Trek Next Gen episodes that I'd like to watch on my TV (without a DVD player) and would like to (a) find a way to AirPlay it from my iMac computer to the Apple TV, or (b) rip the episodes from the DVD and put in my iTunes library.

    Suggestions on either is appreciated. The "DVD Player" application on my Snow Leopard iMac doesn't seem to have AirPlay.

    Alan S
  2. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You'll have to rip them into your iTunes library first. Use Handbreak.
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    or you could download a free application from Erica Sadun called airflick where you drag the movie file into the app and it streams it to the tav
  4. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    That still requires ripping to an Apple TV compatible format first.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2011
    Air Play

    If you have an iPhone or iPad you can play it using the App AirVideo from the app store.

    Install the Air Video Server onto your iMac and then add your DVD drive to the available folders to view your media.

    Once you have done this open up AirVideo on your iPhone or iPad and select airplay and convert. This sends it to your apple tv and converts the file whilst you are watching it.

    You can watch lots of different files using this method.

    Best App I have everbought... well this and Splashtop :D
  6. macrumors 65816


    Dec 10, 2002
    It is sorta weird that Apple doesn't include AirPlay in its own software that would clearly benefit from the feature. That said, it is easy enough to rip DVD.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    Coming with mountain lion I believe. Or mirroring, one of the two.

    I also suggest using air video or stream to me. It's what I do.

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