buy movies through iTunes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by miTunes75, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. miTunes75 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    I wonder...say in 25-35 years... All the movies that I am buying...will they b playable say if apple goes outta business? Will the movies still be playable?

    I just moved into a place that doesn't have Internet yet. There is some music that I have purchased through the iTunes store that will not play bc my appletv cannot authoriZe itself to the itunes store. Will this b a problem long term? What are the predictions?
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    In theory, yes, it could be a problem. However, all forms of media eventually run into the same issue. How many households still have laser disk players? Many don't even have VCRs.

    With digital formats, the only issue is the DRM, which can certainly be circumvented with enough time and effort.

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