View Full Version : Copy protection on TV shows

Oct 17, 2005, 07:49 PM
I apologize if this has been covered, I did a quick search and didn't uncover anything.

From everything I have seen, it is impossible to burn purchased shows onto DVD. Is this correct or is there a legal way?

I snooped around the apple site and saw nothing that stated on way or another.


Oct 17, 2005, 09:11 PM
I downloaded an episode of Lost to test that very thing (cost me $2).

I found I can play the file on QuickTime through iTunes. I copied the file and can play it outside of iTunes using QuickTime 7 directly.

I tried to put the file on my PSP using PSPWare. It puts some kind of "minus" sign symbol on the window and won't process the file.

I tried to use Toast 7 to create a video CD but when I drop the file in it gives me a message that the file is not recognizable. "(file name) is an unsupported format and cannot be imported."

I'm sure there are hackers working on this right now. All I want is to be able to put these files on my PSP (it has a much better screen for viewing movies than the video iPod). I definitely will NOT be buying the new video iPod.