Remote disc: software ok but not audio/dvd

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Oliver Webber, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Oliver Webber macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2010
    I wonder if anyone can offer advice on this problem.
    I am using my MBA with an old Dell Inspiron laptop (running Vista) for the optical drive when necessary.
    I've installed software using remote disc with no problems (reinstall of OS, then Sibelius music notation software).
    I assumed I would also be able to read audio CDs or DVDs using remote disc, but every time I have tried this it doesn't work. The connection is fine, but the MBA is unable to find the data - one message I've had says it cannot find the original source (or something like that!).
    Does remote disc only work for software? Or might there be a way around this? I don't particularly want to use iTunes on the Dell as it's set up with my wife's account and even plugging my iPhone into it got it all confused...
    Many thanks
  2. cleric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    I was under the impression that remote disc couldn't play dvds its only for software installs. I could be wrong I've only used it once.

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