So.... how do I redeem a digital copy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Fernandez21, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Ok, so today I got the cars 2 blu-ray, and it includes a digital copy dvd, it says I have to insert it into my computer to redeem it, but I only have a macbook air, so no dvd drive. any other way to get it?
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    CAn you use wireless drive sharing with someone?
  3. Fernandez21, Nov 2, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011

    Fernandez21 thread starter macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    yeah, I guess I'm just going to have to wait until I see my parents next week, their pc has a dvd drive. Was hoping there was some way to do it at home. And I don't want to spend $80 on something I will rarely use, I've had my macbook air since they were released in the summer and this is the first time I've needed a DVD drive.
  4. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    i bought the superdrive when i bought the air.

    just "in case". i was already spending so much money on the computer and essential peripherals and software that a drive didn't add too much to that price.

    have used it only once in 6 months.
  5. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    buy an Asus or equivalent external drive for like $30
  6. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Not sure if Target mode on another Mac with DVD would work (it will for the HDD) but you need a Firewire cable.

    Food for thought...
    If you do get an external DVD drive instead of the DRM protected digital copy you might want to consider simply Handbrake + VLC to AppleTV2 from your DVD original. This will allow you to play back on pretty much any Apple device (and AirPlay too!)
  7. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
  8. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Use your PC to rip the DVD to mp4 then transfer it over to your Mac via your network or something?

    I'm so happy not to have any optical drives in my home any longer. I don't feel bad about buying a dvd or something like that then downloading it from the net because I've purchased it. That's your other option...
  9. sgand macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    I always redeem digital copies on my desktop, then wirelessly copy them over to my Air in iTunes.

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