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Mac book air.

I have a macbook air, which is very nice, but has no DVD drive. I can remotely access a DVD on my iMac, which is fine if I am within wi fi distance.
Anyone know how I can save the DVD to the HD on the macbook air so when outside of my home I can watch the DVD?
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Re: Mac book air.

I don't know if it is available for the Mac, but there is a Windows utility that allows you to copy and 'mount' CD's and DVD's to the hard drive. They just appear as CD's or DVD's with their own drive letter as if in the computer.

I will post again when I remember what it is called!
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Re: Mac book air.

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Have a look at this:- http://www.stratospherix.com/products/filebrowser/
Inhave acopy on my iPad and can access direct to my macbook pro and transfer files between each
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Re: Mac book air.

Thanks Nigel, I will look into that.
Pault, I don't wan to do that, I can access my iMac from my air using wifi, but I want to save or copy the DVD to my air and access it without having to remote to my iMac.
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Re: Mac book air.

This should do the job

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/43200/daemon-tools
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Re: Mac book air.

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Thats exactly what I thought you could do. Macbook air remotely access your drive on iMac and copy dvd to macbook air
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Re: Mac book air.

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Looking on site comparison of features states: Copy and move files and folders between any type of storage
i copy from and to iPad to macbbok pro
Maybe I am misunderstanding
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Re: Mac book air.

See if Mac DVDRipper answers your needs. Once you have a file on your home machine you can then copy it to the macBook

see
http://www.macdvdripperpro.com/

To find this I searched on


a useful resource when looking for suitable apps.

Procedd at your own risk - I have not tried this product.
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Re: Mac book air.

Why not look at getting an Apple USB SuperDrive? I have one for my MacBook Pro, which also doesn't have a built-in DVD drive. It lives in my camera back pack for the few occasions when I need to use it.

They only cost $99.00 here in Australia and so I presume they will be in the vicinity of STG 50.00 where you are.
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Re: Mac book air.

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I don't know if it is available for the Mac, but there is a Windows utility that allows you to copy and 'mount' CD's and DVD's to the hard drive. They just appear as CD's or DVD's with their own drive letter as if in the computer.

I will post again when I remember what it is called!
I have now remembered the app was called Daemon Tools Lite, which I think is free, but watch out for the crapware and decline anything you don't want or need!

Daemon Tools creates ISO images of disks, so it should be platform independent. You can mount images on the your hard drive or on a USB flash drive which might be better if space is tight.
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Re: Mac book air.

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Looking on site comparison of features states: Copy and move files and folders between any type of storage
i copy from and to iPad to macbbok pro
Maybe I am misunderstanding
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Maybe I am not understanding how to do that Paul.
Will do some more research on Apple site.
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Re: Mac book air.

You may be able to make an image of the disk with Disk Utility, which you could put on a flash drive or whatever. Or you could try Handbrake if you want to to rip it - you'd probably end up with a smaller file.

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