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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gazfocus, Mar 31, 2009.
Is there a way to burn movies purchased on iTunes to a DVD in Leopard?
Only to backup the data.
hmm...I'm looking to burn them so I can watch them on my DVD player. Does anyone know of any Mac software that will remove the DRM? I've seen a few apps that will do this from MP3's by burning a virtual CD and ripping it back to iTunes, etc.
There are less than legal ways of doing this, but none that are 100 percent legit. This is the biggest drawback of iTunes movies, and I guarantee you the movie companies won't cave on this like the music industry did.
To be honest, I don't see how any way can be less than legal considering you pay almost as much for the download as a DVD would cost (sometimes the same price) and in paying for it, I own it so why should I be restricted to Apple only software/hardware to play it?
If I can't get them onto DVD, I won't be buying them in future.
You definitely won't get them onto DVD. This is why I don't buy iTunes movies. Plus the DVD usually has captions/subtitles and iTunes movies don't.
I consider it less than legal, not illegal. I totally agree with you, but bootleg movies would be even more rampant if it was as easy as CDs. I already know too many people that don't see a problem in just burning a copy of a movie on a PC and then giving it to a friend.
I still probably wouldn't buy the movies that way. Video quality is a lot easier to see the loss in than audio quality, and Blu-ray movies aren't really that much more than an HD download. The SD downloads are in the same boat, and you don't get any special features. Blu-ray has BD Live stuff, which I haven't even touched yet, while downloads have...the movie. I basically see these downloads as a good way to rent movies, but a very crappy way to own them.
You only own the format and media that it was purchased in, so if you put it to DVD then that part you do not own.
Lifehacker just did a post on this yesterday I believe... there is a software out there called TuneBite that will "remove the DRM" from your movies so that you can burn them to DVD. However I think it accomplishes this by transcoding the video, so you probably lose some quality.
Yuck, two transcodes (DRM MP4 -> MP4 -> MPEG2).
Get Requiem remove DRM then burn to DVD, IDK if it will play on your DVD player though unless you reencode which would be yuck
I downloaded this and burned a dvd and it worked just fine in my dvd player.
But it doubled the size of the file so I can only get 1 hours worth of content on a dvd, instead of 2 hours worth. Anyone know how to fix that?