Currently Being ModeratedApr 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.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to davidsignal)
I believe Apple botched their implementation of DRM. There is simply no need to reauthorize the playing of purchased movies which have been downloaded to an iPad. I hope Apple will correct this bug.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 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!).
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As usual DRM simply inconveniences the paying customer whereas those who don't want to pay will have downloaded illegally from somewhere.