Copy protection on TV shows

Discussion in 'iPod' started by msbsound, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    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.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2003
    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.

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