LaCie Silverscreen Media Drive

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lepremier, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. lepremier macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have any experience with this unit? Before I buy it, I would like to know if, when hooked up to the tv, it will play downloaded iTunes movies.
    Thanks.....
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    According to the LaCie website for the product, it is compatible with these formats:

    Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI, VOB, ISO) and MPEG 4 (AVI, DivX®, XviD);
    Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC1, and AC3;
    Photo: JPEG (up to 8 mega pixel)2

    1: the silverscreen does support "regular" AAC audio format (Windows) but not the proprietary "AAC format of Apple (".m4a")
    2: the silverscreen does support "regular" JPEG photos in RGB mode but not in CMYK format.

    You should probably check with the manufacturer for specific details.

    -DH
     
  3. lepremier thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LaCie Silverscreen

    -DH...
    I see that the downloaded iTunes movies are .m4v files. Do you know the difference between the quoted unsupported .m4a and .m4v....Audio/Video?
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    The difference that I'm aware of is that downloads from the iTune Store have DRM encryption (digital rights management). But there are probably other differences that I'm not aware of.

    -DH
     

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