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MacRumors
May 29, 2013, 12:30 PM
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Apple today updated its iTunes Movie Trailers app to version 1.2.3, adding an option that allows mobile users to switch between HD and SD quality when watching a trailer on the iPhone or iPod touch with Retina display or on the iPad.

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The update adds improvements to video playback, decreasing the time that it takes for a trailer to begin playing. The new version of the app also allows for movie tickets to be purchased through the Fandango app.- You can now choose HD or SD quality while viewing a trailer on iPhone and iPod touch with Retina display and iPad
- Video playback has been improved--it now takes less time for a trailer to start playing
- Movie tickets can be purchased using the Fandango app
- Additional improvements to performance and stabilityiTunes Movie Trailers (http://appshopper.com/entertainment/itunes-movie-trailers) is a free universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes-movie-trailers/id471966214?mt=8)]

Article Link: Apple Updates iTunes Movie Trailers App With HD/SD Playback, Speed Enhancements (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/29/apple-updates-itunes-movie-trailers-with-hdsd-playback-speed-enhancements/)



Simple714
May 29, 2013, 12:33 PM
thank the Lord!!:)

tevion5
May 29, 2013, 12:33 PM
I...I did not know this app was a thing.

flowsy
May 29, 2013, 12:39 PM
C'mon Apple! Let me have that app in germany!

Ade-iMac-177
May 29, 2013, 12:43 PM
Still not available in the UK :(

jakebot
May 29, 2013, 12:59 PM
bring it to Canada! I don't understand why I can have this app on my apple tv, but not on my ipad.

dejo
May 29, 2013, 01:00 PM
Meanwhile, they've removed the download option at http://trailers.apple.com, much to the chagrin of 1080p-philes and trailer collectors.

Apple Removes Download Options From Quicktime Trailers Website (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1586552)

nagromme
May 29, 2013, 01:20 PM
I wish IMDB and YouTube would play trailers without buffering every 4 seconds. Since they won't... I'm glad to have this alternative.

gwelmarten
May 29, 2013, 01:34 PM
If Jobs was still there, it would automatically detect whether your connection could support SD or HD.

lunaoso
May 29, 2013, 01:50 PM
I wish Google would add the HD/SD playback option to their YouTube app. I hate how it randomly decides that my download speed isn't good enough when I have 20-25 down on average.

Graig
May 29, 2013, 01:53 PM
Why does the link take me to iTunes U?

NameUndecided
May 29, 2013, 02:21 PM
I wish IMDB and YouTube would play trailers without buffering every 4 seconds. Since they won't... I'm glad to have this alternative.

It's funny that I have just about the opposite experience. For the trailers app on Apple TV, I can at least pause the video at the very beginning and let a video load all or most of the way so it won't stop in the middle. On iOS though, it will stop downloading about halfway through until I start playing the video a bit, so I've never really been able to use the app to watch a video without interruption. But YouTube works perfectly great for me.

edit: Hey. Nifty. The update does improve upon what I just described a bit. A video won't load all the way to the end, still, but I'll let it go as far as it will and then press play and hope that it continues to load steady enough while it's playing. Two out of three HD videos just now kept up to the end. It's still not entirely dependable but it's better than it was for me.

Risco
May 29, 2013, 02:42 PM
Still not available in the UK.....:mad:

milo
May 29, 2013, 03:14 PM
It's funny that I have just about the opposite experience. For the trailers app on Apple TV, I can at least pause the video at the very beginning and let a video load all or most of the way so it won't stop in the middle. On iOS though, it will stop downloading about halfway through until I start playing the video a bit, so I've never really been able to use the app to watch a video without interruption.

Exactly the same experience here. Just horrible, stops for buffering to the point where it's unusable. I'll try the new version and see if there's any improvement.

iBungie
May 29, 2013, 05:20 PM
Same thing happens to me. The App is not available in the UK iTunes Store so we get directed to iTunes U instead. Curious.

Why does the link take me to iTunes U?

toby00001
May 29, 2013, 05:33 PM
If Jobs was still there, it would automatically detect whether your connection could support SD or HD.

Jobs was not a magician - just because your connection has the bandwidth to support HD streaming, doesn't mean your provider gives you an adequate enough monthly data allowance to afford copious amounts of HD video data.

BlueParadox
May 29, 2013, 06:23 PM
Still not available in the UK :(

Yep, same here - not available in Australia for some absurd reason.

Does it have something to with the release dates of films here in Australia (and elsewhere outside of the U.S) being different to America's? Exclusivity of the content by another company? And yet I can easily go to the trailer page and view them; but I like the simplicity and neatness of the trailer app. Ah well, no big deal, just odd :confused:

The-Pro
May 29, 2013, 06:52 PM
C'mon Apple! Let me have that app in germany!

i was about to ask if it existed in germany, didnt know it existed at all

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If Jobs was still there, it would automatically detect whether your connection could support SD or HD.

Apps that think they can do that are the worst.
alot claim to be able to, none work for me, the always choose HD, and i have max down speed of 175KB/s.
Im glad u can choose, hate it when they dont let you

Yumbo
May 29, 2013, 07:03 PM
Get a US account people.
The content is obviously greater, and prices can be half that locally.

The-Pro
May 29, 2013, 07:40 PM
Get a US account people.
The content is obviously greater, and prices can be half that locally.
Been thinking about ordering a US gift card on ebay.

Annoying thing is to manage devices with contents from different store accounts. iTunes always complains bout wrong account, cant put that on, blah blah blah

wish they would make it easier to have several accounts, but clearly they dont want people to have that

Ironduke
May 30, 2013, 01:28 AM
Still not available in the UK :(

how pathetic of them:mad:

Mike MA
May 30, 2013, 07:30 AM
Didn't even know it was existing up until now :confused:

GenesisST
May 30, 2013, 12:50 PM
If Jobs was still there, it would automatically detect whether your connection could support SD or HD.

In some countries, like Canada, we often don't have unlimited bandwidth even for cable or DSL, etc. I think it is starting to appear here, with an extra charge (of course).

Bottom line is, I'd rather have the option of selecting it than not.

I guess Apple is thinking about lawyers more than users on this one. :D

Solomani
May 30, 2013, 01:13 PM
About time they updated that! Even Apple's own website for Movie Trailers has gotten broken links and server errors due to neglect lately!

I always did like watching movie trailers from the Quicktime Movie Trailers website. And now this app seems to be the improved mobile way of doing so.

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Get a US account people.
The content is obviously greater, and prices can be half that locally.

Not always.

In some cases, I wanted to purchase certain U2 (limited edition) albums that only appear on the UK iTunes Store. Many such albums are considered "foreign imports" and are very hard to get in the USA. Even the physical albums (formerly CDs) were hard to obtain in the US when chains like Tower Records were around.