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Old Jun 24, 2010, 12:57 AM   #1
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I'm Pissed! About Digital Downloads

I wanna own Pulp Fiction. I wanna own the Dark Crystal. But they're not available on iTunes. I don't want to download them illegally. I want the cover art. I don't want to buy movie boxes and have to pop in the DVD disc or keep up with different movie boxes with packaging tape, indented covers, and paper covers. What can I do? When will this change? How will this end up for the movie aficionado?
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 01:28 AM   #2
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http://getvideoartwork.com

you can go there for the artwork, you'll have to figure out the rest.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 04:47 AM   #3
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What I do for my DVD rips is, first off I don't insert them into iTunes. I access them via Finder (Well, stacks in the dock to be exact) and each of my ripped movie files has the official cover art that iTunes uses.

Here's the catch though, I can only enjoy the covers up to 170px using my method. I type in the movie I want on iTunes, when it loads I secondary click and copy the URL to the movie and paste it into my browser which will load up a 170x113px version of the cover which works great for your standard icon view. Then I use Slipcover ( http://bohemiancoding.com/slipcover ) to make the icon just by dragging and dropping.

So yeah, my way gives me the actual art from iTunes and all the "Official" feel I think us Maccys get our jollies over but have to bite the bullet that I can only view them as large icons at best.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 06:24 AM   #4
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I don't understand it either. If this new AppleTV rumor comes true, and becomes a success, maybe we'll see more options in the store. But for now, we're stuck.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 11:14 AM   #5
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I wanna own Pulp Fiction. I wanna own the Dark Crystal.
You need to buy a PHYSICAL copy then.

My understanding is that downloads are LICENSED to you. You do not own them. They can turn off your viewing rights, through the DRM, any time the studio pleases.

Hence it's the wave of the future...
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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for dvd's I got to amazon, buy a used DVD, I have gotten some for 1cents plus shipping, then rip them with handbreak, add the meta data with meta x, then it is done.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 04:45 AM   #7
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You need to buy a PHYSICAL copy then.
Having a physical copy doesn't mean you own it either. It is still a license to view the content on that particular medium only. The only difference is the delivery.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 07:14 AM   #8
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Having a physical copy doesn't mean you own it either. It is still a license to view the content on that particular medium only. The only difference is the delivery.
contrary to downloads nobody can remotely wipe the video of my machine or block me from watching it via DRM.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 10:19 AM   #9
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for dvd's I got to amazon, buy a used DVD, I have gotten some for 1cents plus shipping, then rip them with handbreak, add the meta data with meta x, then it is done.
This is an excellent suggestion and I do it all the time. IMDB database has all the dvd cover art already sized in the right size for meta x. If you want to watch the encoded videos in itunes you still can, but you also will be able to use plex or vlc or other players.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 07:31 PM   #10
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for dvd's I got to amazon, buy a used DVD, I have gotten some for 1cents plus shipping, then rip them with handbreak, add the meta data with meta x, then it is done.
What is meta data?
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 08:18 PM   #11
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What is meta data?
The "Get Info" stuff like year, genre, actors, company etc...
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Having a physical copy doesn't mean you own it either. It is still a license to view the content on that particular medium only. The only difference is the delivery.
One word:

Kindle....

Enough said...
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