Burning TV shows downloaded to iTunes onto DVD

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  1. danpass macrumors 68020

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    There has to be a thread somewhere ...........


    I have Handbrake.


    Basically I'd like to take some of the more obscure TV shows that I've purchased thru iTunes (in this case Top Sniper) and burn it onto DVD.


    thanks
     
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  3. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hmmm .... where are the vids located on the computer?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    iTunes music > TV Shows

    You can burn the data files, but not DVD Video.
     
  5. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks. I have a number of files in that folder and kept looking and looking ..... lol :D
     
  6. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok. I'm sure there is a solution out there to burn them but as an aside .... AppleTV hardware allows one to stream everything to stereo/TV right?
     
  7. Galley macrumors 65816

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    Yes, purchased videos can be streamed to a TV with :apple:tv.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The DRM prevents the videos from being burned to DVD. There have been threads here on MR of people who purchased movies via iTunes and were unhappy they could not burn them to DVD in order to watch on TV.
     
  9. ftaok macrumors 601

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    There's no easy way to burn iTS videos onto a DVD for viewing on a DVD Player. The DRM doesn't allow you to convert the m4p files.

    You could, however, play the video and record the analog signal using a DVD Recorder or a USB stick (like EyeTV) with analog inputs.

    ft
     
  10. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Of course I should point out that they should have read the terms of sale that were presented to them before they can purchase from the store (terms that dictated what your rights were). If they neglected to do the basics, that is their own fault.

    In any case, the terms of usage that are agreed on clearly dictate that, as you said, do not allow you to create video DVD's from TV shows - just backups.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    And a backup is only useful in iTunes.
     
  12. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Of course the files themselves are only useful in iTunes to begin with.
     
  13. sbking macrumors member

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    No you should not.
     
  14. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Unless you happen to be a moderator, I don't really feel that it is your decision to make. I was merely pointing out that the limitation that some downloaded contend are spelled out in the terms of usage that should have been read by disappointed users.

    You are free to disagree with me of course, but that does not change the fact that what I said is true.
     
  15. sbking macrumors member

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    That was a lighthearted comment tbh, but I looked in the store and I cannot find the terms of use.
     
  16. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    It's only linked at the bottom of every iTunes Store page. There's also a big button to open it on the Account Information page. It's also presented when you open an account and I believe before the first purchase.
     
  17. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Believe me, it sounded quite condescending.
     
  18. sbking macrumors member

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    It's not on every iTunes page, only the main one. And no wonder I didn't see it when it's all in the bottom, with tiny letters. I'd expected it to be in the white boxes somewhere above (ie: quick links).

    edit: It's also on the bottom of your account page. It's easily seen there because you don't have to scroll downwards en black/white is a big contrast as opposed to blue/dark blue. But I would not have spotted it in the main page if you haven't said it (I don't often scroll down that much) ;/
     

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