Burn iTunes Movies to DVD

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  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Is there a way to burn movies purchased on iTunes to a DVD in Leopard?
     
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  3. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  5. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  9. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  10. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Yuck, two transcodes (DRM MP4 -> MP4 -> MPEG2).
     
  11. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    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:(
     
  12. NQK macrumors member

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    it works


    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?
     

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