UK Movie download service?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by alexprice, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    Can anybody help? I want to be able to legally download movies to watch on my Mac. I live in the UK and have tried BT, AOL, LoveFilm, Unbox, iTunes etc etc. Some of them provide movie downloads in the UK, but not on a Mac.

    Amazon had this to say "Greetings from Amazon.com.

    Thank you for writing to us about purchasing and watching Unbox videos
    on your Macintosh computer.

    Unfortunately, Apple Computer Inc. has exclusive rights to the
    hardware and software that would make this possible for Amazon.com to
    provide Unbox downloads for these devices. Because of these
    restrictions, we are unable to make our Unbox downloads compatible
    with these products.

    We value our international customers and hope to make content
    available in your location in the future. Please continue to check our
    website for additional information on supported locations.

    Thank you for your feedback and interest in Amazon Unbox.

    I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

    Thank you for your interest in Amazon Unbox.
    "

    What ever thats supposed to mean.

    Any ideas? Must be legal. Thanks.
     
  2. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

    jonharris200

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    I know I'm being picky, but in UK we don't have movies. We have films.
     
  3. alexprice thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :)
     
  4. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    There aren't any services which work with Mac's at the moment. It's all to do with DRM restrictions.
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Nope...

    You'll either have to wait til Apple add movies/tv to the UK iTMS or license Fairplay (the first is probably more likely)

    or you'll have to wait until Microsoft make a version of WMP10 for Macs.

    You could try going to lots of consumer groups and complaining that the TV companies are helping MS maintain their monopoly by not making WMP10 available - who knows, they're getting riled up about iTunes being a close shop after all.

    Alternatively, just buy DVDs when they hit the bargain bin :(
     
  6. alexprice thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply, its a real shame that iTunes in the UK doesn't have films.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Hopefully they'll come with the release of :apple: tv, otherwise no one would buy it...
     

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