Can you keep iTunes movies? If not, is there a hack?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by patent10021, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    When you download iTunes movies can you keep them? If not, is there a hack? Are movies "DRM'ed" too?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Did you buy them or rent them?
    If you bought them, I think Apple allows you to keep them, but I don't know about that DRM stuff.
  3. patent10021, Nov 28, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010

    patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I haven't done anything yet. Just looking at the iTunes store here in Japan. I didn't even know there were two options. So if you buy them I wonder you can keep them forever?

    And...can we transfer them to our iPhones/iPads?

    EDIT: Nevermind...I see it. It costs 400yen to rent and 2,000yen to buy. Only problem is all the Hollywood movies only have Japanese audio I think. I hate dubs.
  4. peterjcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2010
    If you buy them, then you can keep them forever, though they will only play on devices that are authorised to play them. It's generally possible to strip the DRM out of them so they'll play on anything, though often only if you keep a slightly out-of-date copy of iTunes.

    If you rent them, you have 30 days to start to watch them, and once you've started you can keep them for 24 or 48 hours (depending where you are) and then they won't play any more.
  5. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I think the purchase prices are INSANE. I'd rather go to the store and buy a real blu-ray disk for an extra few bucks that contains English and Japanese audio and subtitles (all versions) as well as owning a true 1080p version.

  6. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Technically I suppose you should be able to record any event with Quicktime screen recording.

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