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Join Date: Dec 2009
03-25-2010, 05:51 PM
I followed these threads:
DVD Player WORKS fine with External Drive
2. Enable Remote DVD/CD Sharing: By Jimmymac_4
The Dell Mini shares a limitation with the MacBook Air … lack of an optical drive. To overcome this deficiency, when the MacBook Air was released, Apple introduced remote sharing of another Mac's optical disc provided both computers are on the same wireless network. Only the MacBook Air has this particular feature by default, but with the entry of two Terminal commands, this option can be enabled on any Mac. This feature should already be enabled in NetbookMaker since that is the default setting. To enable Remote Disc in Terminal, from the Applications/Utilities folder, double-click on Terminal and enter, or copy (Cmd-C) and paste (Cmd-V), the following commands into Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true
defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser ODSSupported -bool true
Press Ctrl-D and Cmd-Q to logout of and quit Terminal. Do a restart to enable the sharing feature on the Dell Mini (client) computer. Sharing must also be enabled on the server (host) computer. To enable sharing, in the System Preferences Sharing pane Service list, select (check) "DVD or CD Sharing". If user permission is a prerequisite, select (check) "Ask me before allowing others to use my DVD drive”.
To access a shared DVD or CD, in the Finder sidebar, click on Remote Disc in the Devices drop down menu.
NOTE: The Cmd key is the Dell Mini Alt key.
Works for sharing PC drives as well:
Quote:Originally Posted by underwhelmed
you can use a remote CD/DVD drive in a Windows machine using a free application from Apple.
Apple - Downloads - Application Updates - DVD or CD Sharing Update 1.0 for Windows
And this thread, making believe is a Macbook air.
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