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Can I use AllShare to access my DVD drives?

by mystiky / July 10, 2012 10:56 AM PDT

I have the Samsung UN55ES8000F and I am running the AllShare program for streaming.

My question, if I put in a real or BlueRay DVD into my computer drive (D:), can I stream the movie onto my TV?

If yes, how can I set that up? I tried adding the D: drive as a Shared Drive in AllShare (with a DVD movie in the drive) but it would not allow for me to add it as a Share deivce.

Please let me know.

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Absolutely not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2012 11:37 AM PDT

BluRay's copy protection mandates protected transfer of the content so you are asking for it to do what it's been mandated never to do!

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Playing DVD's
by mystiky / July 10, 2012 12:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Absolutely not.

What about DVD's?

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Even then you have copy protection issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2012 3:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Playing DVD's

The only time there is any hope is when it's unprotected.

But you may find it better to connect the PC to the HDTV to play such things. Here, I use a BD player.
Bob

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