Mac Mini HTPC without Frontrow?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by KettyKrueger, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    Hi all,

    I'm considered a switch to a Mac Mini HTPC, maybe getting the EyeTV too.

    I've got a few movies purchased from the iTunes Store, how do I go about watching them now that Apple have discontinued Frontrow? Do any of the third-party media apps (Plex et al) okay DRM movies?

    Thanks in advance, KK
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    Plex wont play DRM movies..

    But iTunes (using Quicktime) will play them for you.
     
  3. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    Just use your iPhone and Remote App to for movie watching.
     
  4. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    plex, boxee, and xmbc cannot play drm itunes stuff use itunes
     
  5. KettyKrueger thread starter macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I was afraid that no third-party player could ply DRM content.

    I could just use the Remote app but it's not an elegant solution.

    Might have to keep my Apple TV :mad:

    Thanks anyway.
     
  6. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    There is a certain (free) tool floating around which can be used to remove DRM on iTunes content. It's not one of those ridiculous screen recorder ones either. You just need to look for it.
     
  7. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

    Quotenfrau

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    link?
     
  8. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure if we're allowed to link to that sort of thing, hence I didn't link to it. It's called 'Requiem'.
     

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