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Transfer ultraviolet digital copy dvd to iTunes, not Flixster?

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  • Vinnie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Chris the point is some State iTunes no included (or words to that effect), others say includes iTunes and the nother don't have either.

     

    So if I am buying looking at the packaging and have bought before and redeemed an iTunes compatible Digital Download via UV when it didn't state on the packaging that it was definatly included how do I know its not and so not to buy that Blu-ray?

     

     

    On a side note I contacted Universal Studio's about Fast and Furious 6 and they have sent me a code to redeem in iTunes.

     

    The downside it for Canada or US not the UK lol

  • Vinnie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    The Flixster apps don't support Airplay mirroring

  • echopulse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's pretty easy to tell if it's going to include an iTunes copies. Universal, Paramount, and Fox releases all include iTunes copies. The other studio's do not.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)

    echopulse wrote:

     

    It's pretty easy to tell if it's going to include an iTunes copies.

    Because it specifically states iTunes on the DVD case.

  • Zoumbo Calculating status...

    Vinnie wrote:

     

    ......On a side note I contacted Universal Studio's about Fast and Furious 6 and they have sent me a code to redeem in iTunes.

     

    The downside it for Canada or US not the UK lol

    I can play on my iPad any .mov, .mp4. wmv .... etc I own and send on my  appleTV, since flixter doesn't it's clearly a major limitation .

     

    I think I'll have the same request, a media advertised for an iPad use and not having the whole functionality is just nonsense.

  • Zoumbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Airplay just sends flixster sound, no picture, I can get the movie with checking mirror but it displays half size and image rate is visibly lower with some "neon" effect, curse flixster !!!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)

    Zoumbo wrote:

     

    I think I'll have the same request, a media advertised for an iPad use and not having the whole functionality is just nonsense.

    Your post doens't make sense. If it works in the Flixster app, it has "whole functionality" on the iPad.

    and who are you going to request this to?

  • Zoumbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please keep quiet mood and just read my post before yours, watching a movie half size is not full functionallity.

     

    I'll request Warner a redeem, ono

  • CXK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a big issue with UV.  I only use it because I share an account with my cousin who buys a lot of movies.  UV is a mess, you never know what movies will show up on what services.  When they do show up the apps that play them are awful and inconsistant on quality.  The frame rate is jittery even when its running at 1080p.  I randomly get kicked from the movie with stupid errors.  Downloading movies to the iPad for watching while out of Wifi is also a pain.  If your iPad goes to sleep it stops the download. 

     

    I'm really wondering what studios have against iTunes all of a sudden.  My theory is Apple charges more to have movies made available as digital copies on iTunes.  I track these things carefully, my cousin and I used to run a site where people would trade/sell their codes.  Btw, if anyone wants legal movies for anywhere from 1-4 dollars check into this.  I wont list where since its sort of against the rules to sell and trade but a quick google search should help.  I got Rush and Bad Grandpa in HD for iTunes yesterday for $6 total. 

     

    iTunes is so much better and easier to deal with.  Of course I will say that because I'm on Apple.com.  But, giving the customer the option is a better choice.  Why not offer UV and iTunes?  Universal does that, Paramount does or did (not sure anymore).  I've noticed they are starting to only advertise the UV portion of the code.  Disney has made a smart move.   Only allow the consumer to choose one or the other.  It makes sense.  

     

    I've consistantly found iTunes movies to be higher quality picture and audio quality.  Even though UV offers 7.1 and Dolby Digital+.  The sound coming from my Apple TV may be Dolby Digital but the bass is deeper and the surrounds are more active.  UV's audio tracks sound weak, the bass is lacking and even though its 7.1 the rears are practically inactive.  Neither of the services beat Blu-ray but having Apple TVs in every room and iPads to on the go watching makes iTunes slight lack in quality compared to Blu-ray worth it.  I also love iTunes because you know you're getting Apple's level of quality along with it.  Never any buffering on HD movies, never a dip in quality, speedy downloads to my iPad, etc.

     

    I won't buy Warner Blu-rays anymore, 20th Century Fox is nearly as bad with their SD quality iTunes IF at all.  I'll rent if I really want to see them or watch my cousin's UV version. 

  • CXK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As of now these studios offer:

    Universal offers iTunes on all movies, newer releases are usually HD if from Blu-ray. 

    Paramount mainly offers iTunes HD from Blu-rays.

    Disney offers HD iTunes on all recent releases. (choose UV or iTunes, not both)

     

    Fox offers SD iTunes on most movies but require the disc or .xml to use.

     

    Warner Bros no longer offers iTunes on movies

  • Mat Nadler Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Disney has their own digital format.  They are not working with Ultraviolet.  Apple also has it's own DRM format and has not expressed interest in supporting UV.  A big reason is that they don't make money doing that.  It actually adds costs for Apple.  It's a little like a restaurant not permitting you to bring in food from somewhere else.  Also, the studios like that apple charges more since they get most of the money based on typical revenue share agreements.  If the studios had their way, all digital media would be more expensive.

     

    Some broad points here, mostly for the thread.

     

    1. Even though it impedes fair use rights, encrypted disks are legal, as is the DMCA which prevents circumventing encryption. The loophole is using the analog out from a DVD/BD player and reincoding it as a digital copy.  That's why modern players cripple the analog out to a max resolution of 480p.  That to me is the most irriating development since it stops me from using my component out ports to my HTDV which eliminates HDCP problems and actually has a more reliable video picture in my application (a long distance between the player and display).  I'll add that most people would never bother going to the expense of buying an encoder to make a digital copy that way.

    2. The reason there's a hodgepoge of differing rights depending on the title is that the studios are not aligned on how to implement digital rights.  It creates confusion and it's reasonable to complain about it, but it's the way it is.

    3. If you want a title to work on itunes, buy it through itunes.  It will work beautifully in the Apple ecosystem, but nowhere else.

    4. Blu-Ray is less compressed than digital copies, even from iTunes.  If the quality difference matters, then Blu-Ray is the best you can get, except for a few 4K titles out there via Sony that requires very expensive hardware and a lot of bandwidth to download.

    5. We can complain all we want, but the studios produce and sell the content how they like.  It's really up to us to decide what restrictions we'll be willing to accept and pay for.  Don't like it?  Don't buy it.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)

    Zoumbo wrote:

     

    Again this specificity of iOS implies that the digital media copy should be clearly stated as part  of iTunes or not if branded as "iOS compatible" .

    If it is not iTunes compatible, it does not need to mention iTunes.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)

    Vinnie wrote:

     

    So if I am buying looking at the packaging and have bought before and redeemed an iTunes compatible Digital Download via UV

    It will not state, "iTunes compatbile Digital Download via UV" because there is no such thing.

    Downloads from Ultraviolet are NOT compatbile with iTunes.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)

    Zoumbo wrote:

     

    watching a movie half size is not full functionallity.

    The movie is half size on your iPad? That is a problem.

    Does it state that it will play full size using AirPlay to your AppleTV?

    No? Then its not a problem with the app (though you may not like it).

     

     

     

    Please keep quiet mood

    Now YOU please keep quiet mood and read/understand what you are attempting to talk about.

  • Zoumbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You may disagree with me but don't state my speach is senseless, please just oppose arguments.

     

    Yours are an application not covering all features of your iPad is Okay, I just disagree with this because one major display feature is airplay and do not work, while a similar film watching is iTunes and embeds it.

     

    You may cope with this and still buy flixster ridiculous postcard display movies, I'll never buy any of theirs and order iTunes directly.

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