Remote Disc doesn't work...help?

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  1. Hellishness
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    Ok, so when I try to use remote disc, on top of taking like 5 minutes to connect, when I try to open the audio CD in my PC laptop's disc drive, it doesn't work. It will just sit there for like 3-4 minutes and then tell me something about it not being found. I attached a picture of the message I get. What should I do?
     

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    Just out of curiosity, does it work with data CD/DVDs or even other audio CDs? It might be, that Remote Disc does not support audio CDs. Can't you rip the CD on your PC via iTunes and transfer the songs then?
     
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    That's what I did, but I will be kinda pissed if it doesn't work with audio CDs...that's really the ONLY thing I use a superdrive for...
     
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    That is odd as I streamed a dvd from my macbook pro to my air a couple of days ago and it played fine.
     
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    Aww bummer. Looks like I'll be installing Handbrake on my PC and ripping all my DVDs and CDs onto that laptop and then transferring them (via USB) to my MBA.
     
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    What a pain. Why not just buy an external drive for the times when you need it?

    I bought a BluRay external drive for less than $70 including shipping on eBay. It works as DVDRW/CDRW in OS X and BluRay in Windows 7. Cheaper than Apple's solution too. Otherwise, for around $35 you can find an external DVD drive for the MBA that isn't an Apple brand.
     

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