† G3, G4, G5 or Intel
†† Other resolutions coming soon
distantDVD lets you browse and play ripped DVD's (in VIDEO_TS format), AVI's and MPEG's, either across a network or locally. All via a full screen home theater front end. You can choose to launch your movies in either VLC or the Apple DVD player.
Your ripped DVD folders (VIDEO_TS), or digital video files, can be on any computer, using any operating system, on your home network. If you can mount the drive you can use distantDVD to play that film!
On running distantDVD you will be asked to choose the locations of your stored VIDEO_TS folders and digital media. Just select the folders containing the DVDs and set your preferences! You are now ready to play your DVD media from anywhere on your network just by pressing space whilst browsing the cover art!
Enjoy playing DVDs from your Mac without ever leaving your couch. When used with a TV and a Mac mini, distantDVD will add the functionality that Front Row forgot!!
Mac mini, the ideal HTPC, small form factor, Apple Mac computer. Now with Front Row! The only problem is the relatively small hard drive. distantDVD fixes this by allowing the Mac mini to browse and play DVD media on Windows or Macintosh networked computers. Your Small Mac mini can have Terrebytes of storage hidden away in a loft or spare bedroom.
By ripping your DVDs to your computer you eliminate the chance of the Discs being damaged or lost. Everyone knows that the more you like a DVD the more you play it and the more knocks and scratches it will receive.