Possible to download DVD movie to MBA without superdrive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Thatoneguy2, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    #1
    I've asked this inside another thread, thought I would ask it here.

    I was thinking DVD share, bluetooth file share or download movie to iMac then transfer to the MBA might be possible and I would not need a super drive. But I have learned that DVD share will not work for movies. Is there an easy way to take a DVD via the iMac and get it into the flash memory of the MBA? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    BlackMax

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #2
    Perhaps a nice sized USB thumb drive (16-32GB) would be easier?
     
  3. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2003
    #3
    use handbrake

    use handbrake (you will need vlc installed to rip a dvd) to backup your dvds into h.264 format (use the apple tv profile) then either use a usb flash drive or import into itunes and use air share.
    Hope it helps.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    #4
  5. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2011
    #5
    I usually back up the dvd via dvdshirnk and make an iso image with decrypter - this i transfer to a 16gb USB micro thumb drive - usually for travelling.

    Once on the drive, you can mount the iso and play it via the built in DVD player. Honestly, i really wouldnt want to put the image on the SSD - as each move would be around 4gb and would just slow the SSD down over time.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    #6
    Thanks for the replies guys. I think I might be better off just taking the superdrive with me when I travel as the above ideas are too complicated for me to figure out. I guess the movies have copy protection that some of those ideas work around. Thanks anyway.
     

Share This Page