Alternatives to DVD Player that work with AirPlay and Apple Remote?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shortcrust, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. shortcrust macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    I got my Apple TV today. I was gutted to find out that the Apple DVD player doesn't work with AirPlay mirroring to my TV. VLC does work but I'd love to have a player that works with AirPlay and uses the apple remote for DVD menu navigation in the same way as the built in DVD player.

    I should add that I'm playing rips so 'get a DVD player' won't win the prize!:D

    Any ideas?
  2. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    Airplay mirroring will not send remote comands to the computer.

    Just get a usb mouse.

    also vlc is your best bet or just rip the movies and put them in to itunes

    handbreak does a good job and is easy to use
  3. shortcrust thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. It's the apple remote that I had with my old MacBook that I usually use to control the DVD player as opposed to the apple tv one, so it controls my mac mini directly. Since posting I've downloaded VLC Amigo for my phone and iPad and think that's the way to go for now. Seems to do everything I want and more so I'm happy!

    I do rip just the films from quite a lot of my DVDs but I like the options that the menus give on a few. Commentaries and info text etc.

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