Movies bought in iTunes, burn in dvd

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  1. mbopy22 macrumors 6502

    mbopy22

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    Hi
    Is there a way to burn dvds with movies bought in iTunes.
    The idea is to watch those movies on my regular dvd player.

    any help?
     
  2. donga macrumors 6502a

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    i think itunes movies are fairplay drm'ed, thus the only way is through a comp with itunes, or ipods, or apple tv
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You can only view them on your computers or iPod/iPhone.
     
  4. mbopy22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So you're saying I can plug my iPod and/or iPhone to my TV? is there a cable to do that?

    Is there another way? What if I want to back up my movies from iTunes
     
  5. donga macrumors 6502a

    donga

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    you could probably hook up your macbook to the tv and play it that way.

    to back up the movies just make a copy of it and put it into an hd or dvd like normal files. itunes also gives you the option to back it up for you (with appropriate hd/dvd/etc.)
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You need the Apple composite cables that cost about $50 and I believe there is a dock that will work as well.

    To back up your videos, all you can do is either copy them to another drive or use the backup feature in iTunes. When backed up to a DVD, they aren't playable till copied back to the computer.
     
  7. mosx macrumors 65816

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    You can burn the files to DVD as data for backup purposes.

    But you can't burn them as DVD Video.

    Your 30GB iPod can be hooked up to the TV. Theres a $50 set from Apple. It comes with the adapter, power cable and video cable (all combined into one). You can also get a cheaper video cable that uses the headphone jack.

    The 30GB iPod can only play purchased movies.

    Your iPhone can use the same dock connector $50 video cable set and it can play both purchased and rented movies on your TV.

    You can also hook your MacBook up to your TV, provided you want to deal with all of the cables and adapters and OS X's inability to handle external displays properly...
     
  8. mbopy22 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mbopy22

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    Thank you. I'll look for the cable!!!

    We'll have to analyze if its 50$ worth it though... :rolleyes:
     

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