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#1 injimmy

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 03:35 PM

Is it possible to have a DVD ROM to be set up as a folder to examine for files to play.

 

i.e. I have some mp4 files burned onto a DVD ROM that I'd like to be able to play on AirVideo without having to change the folder examined under the preferences file.

 

Is this possible?

 

Many thanks,

Jimmy


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:43 PM

You should be able to share the DVD drive in Air Video Server HD settings.



#3 injimmy

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

I know I can share the drive when it mounted as the name of the drive.  e.g., in my current case '/Volumes/The Block S10 D6', but my idea scenario is that the DVD drive is shared and whenever a new DVD is put in, the contents of that are shared as well.   Currently, if I eject that disc, and put in a new one, '/Volumes/The Block S10 D5' I would need to share that as well under preferences.

 

I really want a way of saying "share whatever disc is currently mounted, and when that is ejected and a new one is put in share that one as instead."

 

Is there any way of doing this, or is it a possibility for a new feature if it's not there?

 

Many thanks,

Jimmy



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

I see. This is not possible at the moment, but perhaps you could share entire /Volumes folder?



#5 injimmy

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:59 PM

I managed to do this, but had to do it indirectly as there seemed to be no way of adding /Volumes to the shared folders menu.  I had to create a symbolic link in my home directory that pointed to /Volumes and then add ~/Volumes to the shared folders and it works.  Ideally I'd not like to share the whole of the rest, but I certainly get work around the problem this way.

 

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Jimmy






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