Movies on iPad

SunnyFL

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Would like to get a couple movies on my iPad for plane trip but not sure how it works? With my DirecTV DVR or Amazon through my Sony DVD player you pay $3-4 for like 24-48Hrs of time to watch the movie is that how it works on the iPad services? If I purchase and d'load 2 for each way of the trip and only have a few days to watch it that would not work out that well.
 

3lionsbecks

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Better idea. Just go to a video store and rent a few DVDs and rip them into iTunes and sync them onto your iPad.

Then you'll have as much time as you need with them.
 

Julien

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Better idea. Just go to a video store and rent a few DVDs and rip them into iTunes and sync them onto your iPad.

Then you'll have as much time as you need with them.
Just be sure and delete them after watching since you don't own a licensed copy.;)
 

Winni

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Just be sure and delete them after watching since you don't own a licensed copy.;)
Depends on the country you live in. Outside the US, there are several countries, e.g. Germany, where it is fully legal to create and keep a copy of a DVD or CD - you do not need to be the owner of the original medium, but it must be a copy of an original medium (and not of another copy). Of course, this is a private copy that you are not allowed to redistribute or share with others. However, there are additional laws now that do not allow the circumvention of copy protection mechanisms.
 

andiwm2003

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Depends on the country you live in. Outside the US, there are several countries, e.g. Germany, where it is fully legal to create and keep a copy of a DVD or CD - you do not need to be the owner of the original medium, but it must be a copy of an original medium (and not of another copy). Of course, this is a private copy that you are not allowed to redistribute or share with others. However, there are additional laws now that do not allow the circumvention of copy protection mechanisms.
um..i would be surprised if that applies to rented DVD's or CD's. Even if I'm sure the AGB of the rental shop prohibits that. But it's a moot point anyway.

As for how to do that: Download "handbrake". It's a free movie ripping software. It copies and compresses the DVD onto your computer and creates a .m4v file that plays on your iPad. You just need to import that file into iTunes and sync the movie to your iPad.
 

KevinC867

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And how do you do that? :D
Download HandBrake and VLC (HandBrake relies on VLC to do the decryption); fire up HandBrake, select the DVD as the source, select the Apple Universal preset and start the conversion. If HandBrake has problems reading the disk, you may need another program like RipIt to deal with the copy protection some studios add to the disks.

For those that don't want to go through all this, renting a movie on iTunes is pretty easy. You can download the movie directly to your iPad (or to your computer). You will then have 30 days to begin watching it and 24 hours to finish watching it once you start playing the movie. The iTunes store now has lots of $0.99 movies, so it's easy to give it a try.
 

SunnyFL

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Better idea. Just go to a video store and rent a few DVDs and rip them into iTunes and sync them onto your iPad.

Then you'll have as much time as you need with them.
They have all closed down around here
 

SunnyFL

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Download HandBrake and VLC (HandBrake relies on VLC to do the decryption); fire up HandBrake, select the DVD as the source, select the Apple Universal preset and start the conversion. If HandBrake has problems reading the disk, you may need another program like RipIt to deal with the copy protection some studios add to the disks.

For those that don't want to go through all this, renting a movie on iTunes is pretty easy. You can download the movie directly to your iPad (or to your computer). You will then have 30 days to begin watching it and 24 hours to finish watching it once you start playing the movie. The iTunes store now has lots of $0.99 movies, so it's easy to give it a try.

This is the type info I was looking for..Thanks
 

Full of Win

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After you are done with the conversion and its been recongized by iTunes, you can add a DVD cover by doing an image search of "movie name + cover". Make the image full size in the browser. Then in iTunes, you can right click the movie, select "get info" and go to the artwork tab at the end, and then drag/drop the image from the browser to the artwork filed in itunes.

There are also programs that can automate this.
 

SunnyFL

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Looking at some movies in iTunes I clicked on a few and noticed some say also available in HD on iPad and Apple TV? There does not seem to be anyplace to click on or go to for that?
 

wackymacky

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Looking at some movies in iTunes I clicked on a few and noticed some say also available in HD on iPad and Apple TV? There does not seem to be anyplace to click on or go to for that?
Back to your original question.

If you rent an iTunes movie, then it is valid for a few weeks, once you start watching it, it self-destructs after 48h. They are DRM so you can't just copy them to have an enduring copy. (I don't think there is a simple way to do it.)

If you buy a movie on iTunes you can watch it on your pad or pop it on to your computer and watch it. It's yours. (but once again it has DRM so you can't duplicate multiple copies.

AS stated you can put your own digital content on to the pad as long as you have ripped it into the appropriate format with the likes of Handbrake or Toast.

As stated (on a Mac) using the combination of Handbrake and VLC for the decryption libraries for coping a DVD to an iDevice.

I'm not sure you could really argue the legality of copying a hired DVD then deleting after watching it not being breach of copy write.
 

cfs123

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Back to your original question.

If you rent an iTunes movie, then it is valid for a few weeks, once you start watching it, it self-destructs after 48h. They are DRM so you can't just copy them to have an enduring copy. (I don't think there is a simple way to do it.)

If you buy a movie on iTunes you can watch it on your pad or pop it on to your computer and watch it. It's yours. (but once again it has DRM so you can't duplicate multiple copies.

AS stated you can put your own digital content on to the pad as long as you have ripped it into the appropriate format with the likes of Handbrake or Toast.

As stated (on a Mac) using the combination of Handbrake and VLC for the decryption libraries for coping a DVD to an iDevice.

I'm not sure you could really argue the legality of copying a hired DVD then deleting after watching it not being breach of copy write.

My itunes store, the US store, self-destructs in 24 hours.
 

KevinC867

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depending on your computer and the DVD this takes 1-4hrs on the computer per DVD. select "universal" in handbrake as format. this will play in good qulity on the ipad.
It sounds like you are accessing the iTunes store from your computer. I think you need to run the iTunes app on your iPad to rent those HD movies. I know it's this way with AppleTV. It seems that some studios are not comfortable with their HD movies residing on a real computer.
 

3lionsbecks

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They have all closed down around here
There are no movie rental places where you live? that sucks and is crazy.

If you rent from the iTunes store directly from the iPad you can get HD movies (not that it makes a huge difference on the iPad screen as regular movies look great too)

The movies take a while to download directly to the iPad (more than a few hours usually) but you have 30days to watch the videos and once you start them you can watch them as many times as you'd like for up to 48hrs.

You will NOT own the movie though. If you actually download a movie that you purchase off iTunes you will get it forever. I'd search the iTunes store and see if you can find some gems in the $5-$7 range which will be a much better value than renting.

BTW....just google how to rip dvds onto Mac and look a the youtube video explaining Handbrake. Its perfect.
 

cfs123

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They have all closed down around here
Depending on your location, FLA has something called Redbox at Walmarts and Maybe other places. It is a DVD vending machine that costs about $1.00 per DVD for 24 hours. Check out Redbox.com and see if any are in your area.

I always take a bunch with me on my ipad when I'm on the road.

-cfs123
 

SunnyFL

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Depending on your location, FLA has something called Redbox at Walmarts and Maybe other places. It is a DVD vending machine that costs about $1.00 per DVD for 24 hours. Check out Redbox.com and see if any are in your area.

I always take a bunch with me on my ipad when I'm on the road.

-cfs123
We have those and have also seen a box by blockbuster.
 

3lionsbecks

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We have those and have also seen a box by blockbuster.
I guess digital content is putting the video stores out of business? I noticed that BlockBuster is just as much Video games now as movies. But since you can't do this ripping with BluRays I think the need for video stores is high.

When I want a BluRay I need to rent from a store....or buy it but they are too expensive.
 

ssdeg7

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Download them from iTunes, SD or HD around 10 dollars/movie and you own it legally.