TV Shows Are Finally on iTunes! (About flipping time!)

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Woot!!! SOOOO Happy :D There's South Park, Greys Anatomy, Ugly betty and more! Finally Apple got their act together :D
 

psychofreak

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I guess its something to do with a "true" video iPod coming on the 5th...or maybe an AppleTV update (there wasn't much incentive for potential UK customers)...
 

chrisblore

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It's a pity about the price (but that's to be expected in the UK, I'm afraid :( ) and also a shame that there isn't any genuine British content but I guess that might come in time and there are other issues at stake with the BBC committed to their own (useless) iPlayer and things like 4OD.
 

mrploddy

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Logic would dictate that shows will only come on Itunes AFTER they've finished their run on TV.

Although...I hope that perhaps people might get their act together and episodes get released as they finish their run on UK TV. You can be sure that the likes of Sky and Channel 5 won't allow shows to appear on Itunes before they've aired the episode themselves considering the amount of money they pay to US networks to show them.


-mrploddy
 

sid872

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Finally, this is great. The price of some of the series' works out cheaper (such as Lost and Ugly Betty as they cost £40-£50 when released brand new). Does anyone know if you an burn them to a DVD and watch them on your TV or do you have to watch them on your PC/iPod or AppleTV?
 

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Finally, this is great. The price of some of the series' works out cheaper (such as Lost and Ugly Betty as they cost £40-£50 when released brand new). Does anyone know if you an burn them to a DVD and watch them on your TV or do you have to watch them on your PC/iPod or AppleTV?
They are all locked in DRM so no you cant burn them to a DVD you have to watch them on your iPod 5th Gen, PC/Mac, Apple TV.
 

sid872

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They are all locked in DRM so no you cant burn them to a DVD you have to watch them on your iPod 5th Gen, PC/Mac, Apple TV.
Ah, thanks for telling me, maybe I won't rush into buying them then! Probably wait for the next gen iPod Video since I only have a Nano and no iPod TV!
 

hvfsl

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Well with more countries now being able to download video off iTunes, I hope that means there will be more interest in cracking the DRM videos use. Since at the moment, the only way to remove the DRM is to use some sort of screen capture software.

Maybe using a similar method to how DRM is removed from audio can be used (where the data is intercepted just after iTunes decodes it).