watch dvd straight from a mac

I tried to find the answer on the site/forum but did not succeed. 

 

Is there a way to watch dvd’s straight from the dvd-player in a machine/imac? I turned on dvd-sharing, but it does not show up.

 

If not, why not? I bought aTV flash because I got the impression that it would.

 

Ruud

DVD Sharing is only intended for doing system software installs on Macs that have no DVD drive of their own like the MacBook Air.  I haven’t heard that there is any corresponding client for it to connect to in the ATV Flash software, but I’m unfamiliar with the black version as I have an ATV1.  However you should be able to enable filesharing on your Mac and set up either an SMB or AFP share then play the VIDEO_TS folder off of the DVD drive attached to the Mac just fine.

 

macfixer01

 

I am looking for that answer as well.  Have a macbook that it shows on apple tv as shared and I cannot stream dvd’s to apple tv.   Any help would be appreciated

Got it working, just go to media and look for your mac/macbook and do a search add it and when you insert a dvd go to info and make sure the box share folder is checked, than it will stream on your tv.  pm me if you need more help