New mac user here..... As you know the Mac Mini does not have a DVD/RW drive. I don't use a DVD drive much, but wanted to get the Remote Disk option working for when I do want to play or burn a DVD. 1) I am connecting to a Windows 7 PC and have downloaded the software needed for Remote Disk. The Mac Mini sees it just fine, but when I tried to play a DVD the DVD software on the Mac Mini sees the Remote Disk and starts to play the DVD but soon crashes (stutters bad before crashing). Sometimes just stops playing the movie and doesn't crash. I thought it was a bandwidth issue, but was able to play HD movie (.WTV file) with no issue via VLC from that PC to the Mac Mini. 2) Also Should I be able to burn disks via the Remote Disk? If I put a CD or DVD RW in the drive it just states that it is searching. 3) Does a Mac include any type of burning software? If not is there any good free software? 4) If Remote Disk does not work the way I was hoping (like and attached drive) is there any recommendations for an external USB Blu-Ray burner or DVD burner the will work well with my mini. Do not want the Apple Superdrive as it is way too expensive. So any non Apple drives that worked for you? Thanks for your help.