Playing purchased iTunes Movies in Android 4.0

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  1. macfrik macrumors 6502

    macfrik

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    Macrumors,
    I purchased most of my movies, music, and tv shows at iTunes. Having switched to a Galaxy S3 (and I'm happy with it, but I miss Facetime already :(), I want to enjoy high quality iTunes movies on my S3's Super AMOLED screen.

    Any idea on how to convert the iTunes movies into a format that's playable on the S3? I've searched Google and tried amiersoft software on Windows but didnt work. Any other suggestion? Does it require me to remove the DRM encoding on the movies prior converting?

    Thanks and Appreciate the help.

    -Mac
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I don't use it much, but you can use Google Talk. At least I think that's what I used to do a webcam chat once with.

    As for the format issue. I'm not sure about the movie files, but the iTunes music file (AAC) should play just fine. They do on my Android phone. Unless there DRM AAC files.
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Movies from iTunes are DRM-protected (as are movies from Google Play). Not sure how easily they can be de-DRM'd.

    Music from the iTunes store is DRM-free.
     
  4. Southernboyj, Sep 1, 2012
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    Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Just another example of how the movie industry only inconveniences the people that legally buy their content.

    >Legally downloads a movie by paying for it
    >Can only use it on certain platforms
    >Torrent the exact same movie
    >Use it in mp4 format on any video player you want
    >????????
     
  5. macfrik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sadly, my ISP will block every internet connection on my house whenever I use Torrent or bittorrent client:mad:
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    There's a way to remove the DRM, but it doesn't work on Mountain Lion or the current version of iTunes and it could be awhile until we see an update to the tool used to do so.
     
  7. BeardedOrc macrumors member

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    Download Tango app. Can even do video calls without being on WiFi. Its platform agnostic and its free.
     
  8. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    Yeah because when I pay for a movie (I repeat PAY for it). It's nice to know that the value extends only to the software that is allowed to play it on.......

    I understand piracy is an issue, but if you PAY for a movie, they should assign you a bloody code number or something that proves your purchase so you can transfer it over legally to whatever device you want to view it on imo. The iTunes DRM restrictions is crap.
     
  9. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    So, get yourself a VPN then they can't do anything.

    Better yet get a decent ISP.
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    While I fully believe in paying for content you consume, what I've done is rent from Redbox the DVD or Blu-Ray of a movie I've purchased on iTunes. That way I can rip it and keep the non-DRM file for non-Apple devices (i.e., my Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7).

    I tend to buy the DVD or Blu-Ray anyway, since I'm not a fan of being locked in to only OSX/iOS devices. Though if I bought a movie on Google Play, I'd be in the same boat (locked in to Android devices).

    But, to keep my conscience clear, I do pay for the movies I have. I wouldn't want my hard work being copied and used for free, so I wont do it to others. Software, music, movies...
     

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