biggest itunes movie library thread

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by howard, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    now that we know the movies have been selling well, how many are you buying?

    so far my count is: 0

    ...still debating which format to go with in this crazy hddvd/downloadable future.
  2. bankshot macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2003
    Southern California
    Definitely 0 for me.

    1. Unlike with music, I don't want to buy movies. I want to rent them, watch them once, and probably never watch them again. I own less than 10 movies on DVD (not counting concert DVDs of some of my favorite musicians), and I don't think I've watched any of those more than 3-4 times, let alone the movies I don't own.

      Music is totally different because it can be on in the background and still be enjoyed. While I love to sometimes sit down and really focus and listen to a piece of music, I can still get a lot out of it while focusing my attention on something else. No so with movies. I can't watch a movie while driving or while working on something. I have to drop everything else and make the movie the main activity. Thus I have far less opportunity to watch movies, and less opportunity to watch any given movie more than once. Why own it when this is the case?

      I think Apple may be missing a big chunk of the market by foregoing rentals. They were absolutely right to shun subscriptions for music, but movies are just so different. On-demand cable is already giving me much of the convenience I'd get from an online rental service, so is it even too late for that anyway? Just some random thoughts here.

    2. I want to watch movies on my TV, in my family room, with surround sound etc. Not on the computer, and certainly not on the tiny iPod screen, unless it's on a long trip or something. And in that case, I'll make sure I have the movie I want available to play on the computer (DVD, anyone?). Perhaps the iTV will change this by making it easier to view downloaded movies on the TV without a lot of extra setup, we'll see.

    So yeah, no movie downloads for me. The few that I like well enough to buy, I'll be sure to get in the highest quality I can get for my money -- that's DVD now, possibly HD-DVD or Blu-Ray in the future.
  3. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2006
    WOW!! OMG OMG OMG I have!!!! 0. :mad: No Movies or TV Shows for UK :(
  4. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    Blimey, what a coincidence! We have downloaded exactly the same films!
  5. spicyapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    0 for me too, as I live in Canada.

    But other than being regionally handicapped, I just won't buy media infected with DRM of any sort, plus the lack of a physical copy, featurettes, and cover art means DVDs are the better buy. And I'm all about value.

    I only buy movies I watch more than once, aka Batman Begins (8 times), Finding Nemo (12 times), etc. The rest are rentals, mostly in bunches at $2-3 each.
  6. howard thread starter macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    my outlook is similiar. I do netflix right now and own about 20 dvds. I would like to own more to have and watch at any time but its just now worth it for the money they are asking. Though itunes prices seem pretty reasonable to me. most dvds I see for sale are $20-$30.

    If I could rent a download, or pay itunes $20 a month to rent x-amount of movies I would jump on it in a second. I love netflix because I don't feel like I waste money when I get a bad movie since I'm paying the flat fee anyway. If i could get it instantly with downloads... that would be awesome. I wonder if netflix will pursue that sort of route in the future...
  7. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    I have 1. So apparently I have the largest library out of anybody thus far. I feel... special.

    I bought one to see what it was about and might consider more on lazy nights once iTV comes out...
  8. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I have 1, so me and SilentPanda are tied for the win!

    Why, yes, it is the 3 minute long "short movie" that was offered for free (Covert). why do you ask?

  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Mine is two hours and 20 minutes of Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, and Keira Knightly!
  10. drumpat01 macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2004
    Denton, TX
  11. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    1 for me so far.

    Just to experience it.

    The quality isn't that bad playing off the 5g ipod (before it died) into my TV set. It wasn't DVD, but it was MUCH better than 320x240 of previous videos.
  12. thebiggoose macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2006
    I ween i weeen

    these are my movies...

    Pirates of the Caribean 1
    Pirates of the Caribean 2
    40 year old virgin
    Mean Girls
    Meet the Fockers
    Office Space
    Scary Movie 4
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Benchwarmers
    The Illusionist
    The Longest Yard
    What Women Want
    Fight Club
  13. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2006
    27 here. It started from Pirates of the Caribbean to Good Will Hunting. Have most of the titles. Hopefully i can fit it in the 80 gb ipod video i am getting :confused:
  14. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Cheater... if we're just counting movies in iTunes.... but I think we're talking iTunes Movie Store purchases... :D
  15. justinfknfair macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
  16. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    I have 13 movies and one short film totaling 15.69GB.

    I have 223 TV episodes totaling 4.8 days and 81.97 GB.
  17. paduck macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    In iTunes I have:

    56 Movies (4 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes, 74GB)
    140 TV Show (3 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes, 49GB)

    All converted from DVD's I own.

    I may be cheating since I don't watch on my Mac, but via AppleTV. The primary purpose was to protect DVD's from getting killed by the kids. I have been able to watch TV episodes while on the road, which is nice.

    I have rented 1 movie for my iPhone prior to going on a business trip. That was satisfactory. I need to experiment with the Apple TV renting feature though...
  18. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Paid for full length or short films: 8
    I've also downloaded every free short film (Like the Glamour Reel Moments ones,) and nearly all of the previews, behind-the-scenes, etc; but I have deleted most of them, and at present, I have seven left.

    I have rented two movies. One a couple days after rentals were announced, just to see how it worked; and a second recently when it was the 'cheap rental of the week', and I was going on a trip. The only movies I would care to pay to rent normally are rated 'R' movies, which because of the kids, take us three days to watch in general. So the 24-hours-from-hitting-play limit is a dealkiller. If it was 72 hours (which is still less time than Hollywood Video gives us for physical DVDs,) we probably would have rented a couple dozen by now.

    I also have 58 movies ripped from my DVD collection. (I'm slowly getting them all done on my server, a 1.5 GHz G4. They take about a day per movie at the quality settings I like.) They reside on the server, which runs iTunes for the sole purpose of "iTunes Sharing" to other devices in the house.

    I have 126 TV episodes. Of those, I paid for 41. 18 are DVD rips. Four are EyeTV-to-iTunes conversions. The rest were iTunes free downloads. (I have also deleted quite a few of the free downloads.) I'm just annoyed that there is no iTunes Plus-like upgrade program to HD. I have the entire first season of Lost, bought when TV shows were only 320x240. That season is available in 720p HD now. I would gladly pay $1.00 per episode to upgrade. (It also helps that when I bought them, my computer was 1024x768, and I know have a 1080p monitor...)

    Indeed. That is one of my major reasons for doing the same. I don't yet have an AppleTV, but do have a low-end Windows Media Center computer that suffices until I get an HDTV. As soon as I get an HDTV, I'll get an AppleTV.
  19. WG5516 macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I have


    but none of them are from the iTunes store. Most are music concerts and wrestling documentaries. I have purchased quite a few TV shows however.
  20. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2008
    I have 8. All of them were digital copies that came with the blu-ray versions I bought:
    The Dark Knight
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    The Incredible Hulk
    The Matrix
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  21. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    47 for me i think. Don't have them on this computer.
  22. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    At one point I had about 120 or so. Trimmed the fat (I prefer TV shows and was running out of HDD space on my external drive) down to 85 films. Most of them ripped from my own and the families collection to iPod quality so they're at 60gb.
  23. Dorde macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
    I got 3:
    -The Dark Knight
    -The Hulk
    -The Bank Job

    All from Digital copies I got in Blu-ray movies...
  24. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I use my iPod Touch for entertainment when I travel so I have a lot of video…
    • 29 TV Shows, 239 Episodes
    • 38 Full Length Movies

    All bought from iTunes.

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