How to share CD/DVD drive with Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chanyitian, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. chanyitian macrumors regular

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    Hi. I recently purchase a new Macbook Air and I hope to import some of my songs from my CDs into iTunes. However, as the Air doesnt have a CD/DVD drive, how can i share my iMac's drive with the Macbook Air? thanks so much. I heard that some settings in system preferences have to be altered for that to happen.
     
  2. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    1. Put the CD into the drive in your iMac.
    2. Go to Finder-Device-Remote on your MBA. You should see the CD/DVD drive on your iMac.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    iirc, you need to go to settings in the iMac and enable CD/DVD sharing first.
     
  4. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    I'm afraid remote disc may not work for you. Just found this for audio CDs.

    Note: These types of discs are not supported by DVD or CD sharing:

    DVD movies.
    Audio CDs.
    Copy protected discs such as game discs.
    Install discs for an operating system.
    To use the above mentioned discs with a computer without an optical drive, use the MacBook Air SuperDrive. For assistance with remote installing Mac OS X v10.6 or earlier, refer to Reinstalling software using Remote Install Mac OS X.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    can't use the disk sharing for ripping movies or cds. you can get a perfectly good USB CD/DVD burner on newegg or amazon for ~$30
     

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