problems playing DVD's on Remote Disc

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  1. APPLENEWBIE macrumors 6502a

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    New MBA owner here. Gen a, 1.6. Love it so far. But, so far can't get it to play DVD's on remote disc. It gives a message about copy protection and then DVD player has a "unrecoverable error." I have tried several different DVDs. Any suggestions?

    P.S. Others report overheating while playing youyube videos. I have been playing a youtube vid for 17 minutes, CPA at 124 degrees and fan at 2400 rpms. Nice...
     
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    Straight from this article on Apple's support site: Some discs, such as DVD movies and game discs, may be copy-protected and therefore unusable through DVD or CD Sharing.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    Yes, you can't watch DVDs with an MBA. That's why Apple said that's why iTunes is here for... like renting a movie.
     
  5. Loki.Mephisto macrumors regular

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    That is not correct. You CAN watch DVDs on the MBA, it´s just impossible via remote disc.
     
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  7. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Umm, say this ain't so?? Your proc. temp. is at 124ºC and your fan is at 2400rpm. You probably can't read this and reply because it shut down. It can't be playing a youtube for 17min. and only be 51C. Something doesn't add up here.
     
  8. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    That's what I meant. Sorry for being unclear :eek:
     
  9. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    Sadly, I would handbrake the DVD and transfer it to your Air when you want to watch it.
     
  10. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what I was going to suggest. Wait, why is it sad?
     
  11. gooddeal macrumors regular

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    hmmmm, I don't have any problems watching DVD via remote disc...may be b/c of my disc is not copy-protected?
     
  12. Loki.Mephisto macrumors regular

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    Exactly.

    Apart from the technical possibility it´s simply a legal term - watching encrypted DVDs remotely may be considered cracking encryption. As you might know about all that DMCA stuff - Apple cannot allow watching DVDs remotely.
     

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