New AppleTV: Stream DVDs from Mac?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Andy0568, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Andy0568 macrumors regular

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    If I put a DVD in my Macbook Pro, will it be able to stream to the new Apple TV? What about a cd?
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    No.

    You have to rip it and convert it before you can add it to your iTunes library.
     
  3. Andy0568 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    While it would be a good idea, sadly this doesn't work. Use handbrake.
     
  5. Andy0568 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just preordered the Apple TV but I can't help but feel this version is falling a little short of expectations. It's not an all-in-one Internet/tv solution and it isn't an all-in-one media solution capable of digital music and movies, as well as CDs and DVDs.
     
  6. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Hey saw these machines called dvd players. REally cheap too. Check them out.
     
  7. Andy0568 thread starter macrumors regular

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    A DVD player can't play high definition content like blu ray.
     
  8. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Could have been real useful if AirPlay can use AirDisk functionality(MacbookAir).
     
  9. OllyW Moderator

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    Nor can a Mac. :D
     
  10. Andy0568 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Touché. But it can stream high definition content. I don't have a blu ray, DVD, or streaming player at the moment. So were trying to decide what we should get based on the content we consume.
     
  11. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Well, it can, but it's a bit clunky. And you don't get HD audio (yet :) ).
     

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