iTunes or Amazon Prime for downloads?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by itsjustmeee, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    A couple of months ago I downloaded my first (and last) tv show from iTunes. Up to this point I've been buying dvds and just ripping them but I thought I would buy one time from iTunes for the convenience of it. The whole DRM thing is just annoying. I can't watch the shows on my Mac Mini with Plex, etc, etc. I was thinking of getting Louie season 1 in HD on Amazon Prime and I did a little searching about DRM and Amazon but couldn't find anything conclusive.

    Are these downloads copy protected?

    Is it an HD vs standard def thing or are the both (or neither) copy protected?
  2. Acidglaze macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Amazon videos are just as locked down as itunes. If your using plex, right now your better off just ripping them yourself. But I did see a tweet today about a very early alpha build of an amazon prime video channel for plex someone is making, so there is hope in the future for plex users!
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    No, it's a content provider thing.
  4. ReggaeFire macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2003
    As far as I know you can't actually 'download' an Amazon purchased video on a mac, you can only stream them from your web browser, an unofficial XBMC channel or through a dedicated Amazon application on another platform (Roku, PS3, etc.). On PC's you can download videos, but they rely on a DRM scheme unavailable on Macs.

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