Need iTunes Help Please

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by intz2nu, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    This is my very first time purchasing something from iTunes. I purchased a full HD movie for 19.99 and honestly this is my first time actually paying for content such as a movie online. I would always use a client like Limewire for media such as movies and songs but this is my first time actually purchasing such content. I feel a bid torn as to say that I almost feel as if I got ripped off when comparing prices online for the actual full HD movie on disc and or on Blu-Ray. The movie I purchased is *The Expendables 2* well currently its downloading and I am curious to know if the file can be saved to my computer or if it just stays stuck within iTunes? is there a way to have the actually file saved to my computer? if so any help doing this would be greatly greatly appreciated.
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    Its being downloaded to your computer. You can re-download it on all of you Apple devices tied in with you iTunes account.

    If you have an Apple TV it can be streamed from that also or via HomeSharing.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where on my computer do I find the file?
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    In your iTunes media folder. You can find where it is if you go to preferences in iTunes.

    It will be DRM protected though
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm on Win7, where or how do I find and access the folder that contains the movie so I can have the actual file?
     
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    chriscl

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    Find the file in iTunes, under "Movies".

    Click on it to highlight it, then do CTRL+I to bring up the files' properties.

    The first tab shows you the actual path to the file.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I was actually able to find it yesterday but I guess because of the type of file it is it can't be played with Windows Media Player or most other media players. The only media player its able to be played on is QuickTime.
     
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    Drew017

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    Thats because it has DRM protection, which only allows you to play it in iTunes and Quicktime on your computer because its authorized by your Apple ID. It won't play in most other media players because of the file format.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah I see. So now if I chose to change my Apple ID in the future would everything that I purchased carry over to the new Apple ID?
     

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