Transferring protected videos from pc to Mac?

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  1. hobx macrumors regular

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    Hope this is the right forum. I have finally made the switch from pc to Mac, and on the pc are some purchased tv episodes. As I cannot redownload these, what's the best way to transfer the videos and licenses to the Mac when I get it?
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    That depends, what service did you use to download them with?
     
  3. hobx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought this was a stupid question, then I reread my original post. D'oh! My bad. They are apple mp4 files, downloaded through iTunes.
     
  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Yup that will work.

    1.) Copy the video files over to your new Mac (Using a thumb drive or external hard drive would be the easiest way to do this)
    2.) Open up iTunes
    3.) On the top Menu choose Store > Sign In
    4.) On the top Menu Again choose Store > Authorize this Computer
    5.) Drag your copied videos into iTunes
    6.) Watch your videos! :D

    If you want to copy your entire iTunes library/music over post back and I'll give you a link with advise on how to do that.
     
  5. hobx thread starter macrumors regular

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    My mp3's are unprotected and tend to float between my nas and locally depending on what I want to listen to on my iPhone, so I think that's all good, and I believe apps can be re-downloaded, so I think that covers it.

    Thanks very much mate, it was the authorization bit that was worrying me, but you answered perfectly.

    Cheers!
     

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