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Can't Airplay Itunes purchased Movies from iPad4

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JacobZ06 Calculating status...
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Apr 4, 2013 8:01 AM

I have purchased a number of BluRay movies with digital copy which I have downloaded from iTunes and stored on my iPad 4.  I am able to airplay these movies on my home system which has an active internet connection.  However, I am unable to airplay these movies on my boat system, which has a wireless network with no internet connection.  Essentially I get a "not authorized" or "unable to play this content" type of response.  Other videos airplay on the boat systemwithout a problem.  Why should it be necessary to authorize the airplay of movies already purchased and downloaded to my iPad with iTunes' blessing?

iPad (4th gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, Apple TV3
  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Apr 4, 2013 8:06 AM (in response to JacobZ06)

    Its part of how the DRM works on purchased movies from the Apple store.  DRM is unfortunate, but its the way some content is provided... it is probably not Apple who insisted on the DRM, but a consequence of Apple partnering with media industry to release copyrighted content. 


    You could rip the movies from Blu-Ray yourself.  Then you won't have this issue in your boat.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to JacobZ06)

    This is one of the huge annoyances of DRM.


    AppleTV 1 had an internal drive and more often than not synced content would play without an internet connection - ideal for a vacation or situation where there is no internet.



    ATV2 and 3 however require the internet connection to play content either from a Mac/PC or an iOS device as a very bried authorisation check seems to take place.


    When I am away with poor internet connectivity i now tend to use my Mac Mini which does not require this for downloaded iTunes purchases (but an AppleTv connecting to it would!).


    Send some feedback:



    As usual DRM simply inconveniences the paying customer whereas those who don't want to pay will have downloaded illegally from somewhere.




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