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    Say whatever you like about iTunes, at least stuff you buy or rent from it doesn't have all that crap embedded in it. Netflix doesn't either and if I remember correctly the Lovefilm streaming service doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    mindu now ive seen it (channel 4) i dont get what the fuss was about yes its pretty but sooooooo boring
    Pocahontas is better.


    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Say whatever you like about iTunes, at least stuff you buy or rent from it doesn't have all that crap embedded in it.
    Nah, it's just DRM'd to within an inch of its life and bad quality.

    [Judgement based on iTunes videos I've seen. May be content specific issues.]
    Last edited by X-13; 10th May 2012 at 09:58 AM.

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    The picture quality of the films I've downloaded from them have been more than adequate and the DRM isn't much of an issue for a rented film. With a film you buy, you can play it back on up to five authorised computers and on as many AppleTVs or other iOS devices as you like from within your own network. BluRays have pretty stringent DRM too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    you can play it back on up to five authorised computers
    [cut apple reference, as I have 0 apple products. Also, no BluRay.]

    I currently have about 30-odd computers in various stages of useability. 7 are set up and working.

    Out of curiosity, how do they tell what is authorised and what isn't?

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    You go into iTunes and authorise it against your AppleID.

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    Absolutely pointless. I automatically rip any DVD's I buy and put them on to my media server - I can be watching my film of choice in under 10 seconds that way rather than sitting through a load of irritating piracy warnings and adverts for "new" films (they're already long forgotten films on the vast majority of my collection!), then fiddling around with menus which have an increasing tendency to give away major plot points in their pointless background clips.

    When will they learn that punishing those of us who abide by the law is never going to help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    Are they trying to give people more reasons to download rather than buy. As said it wont be there on pirate disks why annoy legitimate customers. Drm is pointless look at avatar they upped the drm and it was still copied but people who bought it in some cases couldnt watch it
    Thei rony is, if they just gave up on DRM and accepted that every single software based encryption will be hacked, they could save billions of dollars, sell the BluRays/DVDs at half the price and less people would bother to pirate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Absolutely pointless. I automatically rip any DVD's I buy and put them on to my media server - I can be watching my film of choice in under 10 seconds that way rather than sitting through a load of irritating piracy warnings and adverts for "new" films (they're already long forgotten films on the vast majority of my collection!), then fiddling around with menus which have an increasing tendency to give away major plot points in their pointless background clips.

    When will they learn that punishing those of us who abide by the law is never going to help?
    Technically your not abiding by the law until fomat shifting becomes legal ;-) Don't worry, I do exactly the same - bang the cuffs on me officer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie View Post
    Technically your not abiding by the law until fomat shifting becomes legal ;-) Don't worry, I do exactly the same - bang the cuffs on me officer!
    I'd like to see them try and make a conviction on it - I'm sure over half the court room (probably judge included) will have MP3 players chock full of ripped CD's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'd like to see them try and make a conviction on it - I'm sure over half the court room (probably judge included) will have MP3 players chock full of ripped CD's!
    I'm wondering why no one has tried to haul MS or iTunes into court for facilitating piracy by including a rip function in their software. If its good enough for TPB and Megaupload......

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'd like to see them try and make a conviction on it - I'm sure over half the court room (probably judge included) will have MP3 players chock full of ripped CD's!
    Apple stopped putting DRM on music.

    They're being sued over it. [and have been since 2004 [I think 2004... may be 2006...]]

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    Good shout, lets not forget the Sony rootkit debacle as well.

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    I don't really get i tunes as I got a radio and music or speech comes out of that!!

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    Say what you want about apple but itunes was a great step in the right direction.

    Steam is also a good example the movie industry should follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Apple stopped putting DRM on music.

    They're being sued over it. [and have been since 2004 [I think 2004... may be 2006...]]
    All music on itunes has been drm free since 2009. I don't think they're being sued over it, feel free to provide a source though.

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