Watch Movies Offline on Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by krause734, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. krause734 macrumors 6502a

    krause734

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    What is the best way to watch movies offline say while you're on an airplane? iOS devices allow you to download Amazon Instant Video and Netflix but not sure about Macbook/Chromebook. MP4 movies online? Handbrake to rip DVD's? I think Google Play might allow you to watch them on Chromebooks offline.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    … Have the movies saved to your hard drive…?
     
  3. krause734 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you do that? I know you can use handbrake to rip DVD's and there are some websites to get mp4 movies. They seem kind of shady though.
     
  4. krause734 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also what is the best way to watch movies offline on an iPad?
     
  5. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Rent/buy a movie from iTunes and download it to the device. If you use a third party app, some allow you to add movies through iTunes. The most accurate information for how to do this would be to go to the company website of the app and look through their how to/faq section. I'm sure information on how to watch movies offline on your iPhone or iPad is listed.

    Take the comments you receive from this post with a grain of salt, many members on here consider this common knowledge even though it may be more advanced for some people.
     
  6. krause734 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know there are some simple ways to watch movies offline: iTunes, Amazon, Netflix on iOS devices. I noticed on an airplane trip that someone had a server of movies that was not password protected that I was able to watch a movie with my computer. I was wondering if anyone has more creative ways (I supposed you can't say if they're illegal) of watching downloaded movies. I was wondering if people ignore movie copyrights now like they do with music copyrights. Filesharing etc.
     
  7. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Ok first of all, that server you connected to was probably not a server, but a shared folder running on someone's computer, it could have been the file share used to play movies on the plane.

    Second of all, Music copyrights are not ignored. Matter of fact it is a DMCA complaint if it isn't recognized, streaming sites pay royalties to the producers and artists every time a show or song is played, mostly through ad content. If you watch a downloaded movie that you did not pay for and someone else is not playing it for you, you are illegally watching a movie.

    Watching a movie on a file share is like going into your neighbors house without permission (just because he left his door unlocked) and watching his movie collection. It's not hard to trace either.

    As far as playing movies, you should legally download your movies through whatever offering you have and play them directly from your computer when you have no service. How you can do this is described at your providers website. There are many of them and each are different.
     
  8. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular

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    hi Ill use an external drive to watch dvds; I bought an LG external drive because I purchased an LG soundbar and its so good that I cant use the tvs speakers after that; LG is a good brand; so their external drive lets me watch dvds like the one I bought na-med Contact; which is a movie adaptation of Carl Sagans scifi book .
     
  9. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    So, you're using a soundbar. In an aeroplane.
     
  10. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular

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    hi "What do you even mean" "Were just going to war"
     

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