Dark Knight digital copy help.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Pedgie06, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Pedgie06 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I just purchased the Dark Knight DVD and put the digital copy in iTunes exactly as the instructions said. The movie plays fine in iTunes, but whenever I try to view in on my Apple TV all I see is a white screen. I can't even hear the sound, the only thing I can see is the titles of each chapter at the bottom.

    Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and what needs to be done to fix it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Are you streaming it from your computer's iTunes or is the digital copy actually on the AppleTV?

    By the way, I just bought the 2-disc special edition during my lunch break. It's a great movie.
     
  3. Pedgie06 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea, it is a great movie!

    I am streaming it from iTunes.
     
  4. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this happen a few times. Power cycle your :apple:TV by unplugging it and that will solve the problem. Until it happens again.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  5. Pedgie06 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, that did the job!
     
  6. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if there is a quality difference between the Blu-Ray digital copy and the DVD digital copy? Do they both play on iTunes/AppleTV?
     
  7. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know if you have to have a blu-ray drive to get the digital copy, or is disk 2 just a dvd?
     
  8. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    This will kind of answers both of your questions. How the digital copy works is there is an extra disc included with the DVD or Blu-Ray that has the digital copy on it. So you don't need a blu-ray drive on your computer and there is no quality difference between the digital copy with the DVD and the digital copy with the blu-ray.
     
  9. Joe M macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if the digital copy is the same as the digital version available from the iTunes Store, I have read its the same size, 1.67GB, and the digital copy is the IMAX version but is the artwork the same as on the iTunes store since I wanted to buy it off iTunes? Thanks.
     
  10. erch63 macrumors member

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    New to this whole digital version stuff need clarification

    Does the second disk in the blue ray version play in any standard DVD or only allow adding to my itunes library.

    I have long thought that the blue ray disks need to include a standard DVD copy for playing in players like the one in my car. I have wanted to purchase bluerays but the sheer number of dvd only players I have and my kids use, I usually get the standard DVDs. Is this digital copy the solution?
     
  11. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    It only allows you to play it in iTunes. If you have AppleTV, you can stream it to your TV that way.
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    The digital copy DVD in the *Blu-ray* set is basically a data DVD with a protected .m4v file on it. You can't play it on a DVD player, but you can use all of the Apple methods of playing the digital file (iTunes, AppleTV, iPod/iPhone).
     
  13. descartes macrumors 6502

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    the digital copy on the bluray is the same as the one in the regular 2 disc, right?
     
  14. vashnar macrumors newbie

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    Fullscreen/Widescreen?

    I watched the digital copy on my HDTV via Apple TV last night and noticed that some scenes are full screen and some widescreen.

    Anyone know why that might be?
     
  15. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about the digital copy, but from what I've read it might be as simple as that it was made that way.
    One reviewer of the BD complained about alternating aspect ratios, most of it was in 2.40:1, but some in 1.78:1.
     
  16. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    What do you mean? The only time I've seen this happen is when you purchase full screen DVDs, sometimes there are scenes that go out to wide screen. This shouldn't be happening a lot during a movie.
     
  17. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Its because it was shot for IMAX, so the ratio does change during the film without warning.
     
  18. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    What version are you watching. Mine stays the same aspect ratio for the entire movie. On the special features disc, it also has the IMAX scenes available to watch.
     
  19. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Just the bog standard blu ray.
     
  20. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I don't have the Blu Ray version, but the standard wide screen version does not switch back and forth between aspect ratios.
     
  21. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Its kind of weird. The only reason I noticed it was because I knew it was going to happen at certain points having read about it online in advance.
     
  22. trey22 macrumors newbie

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    Play it on Iphone

    I got the Digital copy and followed Itunes instructions.

    But How do I put this on iphone for viewing.

    It shows up on Movies in my Itunes. But wanted to transfer to iphone for portable viewing and showing off. LOL
     
  23. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    If you don't have syncing turned on, just drag and drop the movie from iTunes over your iPhone image on the iTunes sidebar.
     
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    +1
     
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