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    Play a commercial DVD Thru Airplay ...
    Hi,

    I have just bought my first mac. I have it for music and photography but a random thought hit me: Can I pop a DVD into a superdrive and then watch it through my Apple TV?

    I have a load of Commercial DVDs I have purchased over the years and it would be great to use them in this way.

    Problem - Having spent on my new toy, buying a superdrive was one step too far this month. I'm sure I will get one, but if someone could just confirm this for me it would make the case a little more robust when I talk to the wife, I mean my financial advisor And do I need anything else - software/hardware?


    So in summary:
    Can I play a commercial DVD on my Superdrive and view it on Apple TV?

    Thanks in advance

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    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    What are the specs and age of your Mac then?

    SM

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    Hi Surf3Mac,

    Didn't put specification as I wasn't sure whether that would help. Anyway here it is:

    Mac mini, i7, 2.6G, 16G RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive. Apple TV Version 2

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    Nice setup you got there mate, you should be good to go with that configuration!
    Use the Airplay option and enjoy!

    SM

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    Okay, I bought a Superdrive and tried Display/airplay mirroring and it didn't work. A little further research suggested that the Mac DVD player did not allow this functionality. I was lead to the VLC player. Playing my DVD through this free utility allowed me to view my commercial DVDs on my TV using Apple TV2.

    I hope this helps...

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