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Offline King_FurbyTopic starter

Anyone know more about itunes?
« on: November 07, 2008, 07:02:37 PM »
I am thinking about buying a tv show from itunes, but there is something i wanted to ask. i wanted to ask someone who uses itunes actually.

Does anyone know if you can play the media outside of itunes. like using a different media player? It said that you can burn the media onto a dvd, yet it does not play on most dvd players. so i was hopeing if you could get just the media file outside of itunes you can then on your own burn it to a dvd that will work.

has anyone burned a Tv show or movie onto a dvd and actually get it to play on a dvd player? with itunes.

Offline orangeredsun

Re: Anyone know more about itunes?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 10:17:13 PM »
The itunes file has protection on it because of copyright laws etc. Basically it uses it so you cant burn a bunch and sell it. It is possible to convert it but it would be illegal so I am not going into specifics.

Often times with normal files it will actually give a burn limit until that file goes bad, as well. Even if you are using an apple device.

It would be easier to get the TV show elsewhere and then burn it to the DVD.

« Last Edit: November 07, 2008, 10:19:09 PM by orangeredsun »

Offline King_FurbyTopic starter

Re: Anyone know more about itunes?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 11:25:48 PM »
Hunting for a good place to get downloads, legally is a big pain in the ass. either it's one of those scam sites, ungodly expensive from the store or not existant. thanks i will continue to look for other options.

I was just simply wanting to have a more concreat of keeping and viewing the file, guess itunes isn't the place for me to get what i want.

grrr stupid itunes.

thanks you were very helpful.

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Re: Anyone know more about itunes?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 08:35:44 AM »
Depending on your location, you can download items from iTunes and convert them Legally.

Here in AU we have the ability to Format Shift music from AudioCD > MP3 or AAC > MP3 but not make copies.

Video is similiar - however DVD's are not.

I have been able to download trailers from iTunes, and open them in other formats - generally they are MPEG 4.  *.m4a or *.m4v

Offline orangeredsun

Re: Anyone know more about itunes?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 11:03:10 AM »
Oh yes I should add that this is for American copy right laws. I do not know of the international and what itunes does globally.

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Re: Anyone know more about itunes?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008, 07:29:15 PM »
Oh yes I should add that this is for American copy right laws. I do not know of the international and what itunes does globally.

Because we don't have fair use, I don't quite know the specifics - but in the US, you might be able to format shift it legally for your own use, as long as you are not circumventing the DRM, which is the illegal part.

However I doubt someone would pull up an individual for circumventing the DRM to use media for personal use if the most they are doing with the end result is watching it in there own DVD player, and not distributing it.