Copying an iTunes video without CD-ROM

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  1. gw0gvq Contributor

    gw0gvq

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    I have no CD Rom Drive so cannot Burn a copy of a film I purchased. So How can I send a copy to a friend of mine who is using iTunes but has a Windows Computer, please?
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    You could use a USB Thumb Drive, copy the movie and mail the drive to them. It will have to be formatted FAT32 (4 GB single file size limited) or ExFat so your friends Windows computer can read it.
     
  3. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    I would use ordinary ripping software to copy it to the memory stick, would I? That's a great Idea BTW because I can pass the pen drive to them as I see the person a couple of times a week. I wonder if they have a slot for a USB on their TV could it be played on TV or once I format the memory stick to FAT 32 would it only be suitable for PC
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    It sounds like you are trying to "rip" a commercial movie and give it to your friend. I believe this is a violation of copyright laws and I do not think this is legal. I will not be able to help you.
     
  5. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

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    Bad wording by me sorry. I have an iTunes video that I've bought outright. Its this I'm referring to, copy
     
  6. pika2000, Feb 15, 2017
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    pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    iTunes movies are DRM protected. Your friend cannot play it unless he/she uses your iTunes account and password to authenticate his/her iTunes as you.

    If it's okay for your friends to have your iTunes password, then just copy the file and give it to them. When they try to play the file with iTunes, iTunes will as for your iTunes account and password. There is no "burning" or "ripping."

    Another option is to invite your friends to join a family group and use the Family sharing feature.

    An easier solution, just ask your friends to "google" the movie themselves.
     

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