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not authorized to play protected movies

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Jack Slice Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Apr 14, 2009 4:50 AM
So I have a APPLE 30" CINEMA display and a late 2008 MacBook Pro. NO third party equipment. I download a HD movie from APPLE iTunes. I get this message:

"This movie cannot be played because a display that is not authorized to play protected movies is connected."

Apple, you are pathetic and your HD content is BS.
MacBook Pro, 30" Cinema Display, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    Apr 14, 2009 5:09 AM (in response to Jack Slice)
    It may not be of much help or consolation but you can read about the HDCP issue at this link: iLounge - iTunes Store HD Movies Don’t Play on My Monitor: Solutions

    Quote "If you’re using a relatively new Mac, specifically one with a Mini DisplayPort connector, and trying to play iTunes Store HD movies through any external monitor other than Apple’s recently-released 24" LED Cinema Display, you’re most likely out of luck. Click on the video and iTunes will give you an error message: “This movie cannot be played because a display that is not authorized to play protected movies is connected. Try disconnecting any displays that are not HDCP authorized.”........
    The reasons for this error message are simple: Apple has started to support HDCP, “high-bandwidth digital content protection,” an Intel-developed way to stop high-definition videos from being played on older, less secure receiving devices."
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
  • quebeca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to Jack Slice)

    You can thank Hollywood for that.  There are many reason's for this.  This forces you to watch HD content and pay for it by renting it from AppleTV or any other device you have with HD support.  After it has been out for a while and they have made there money, than maybe they will release HD for download to your computer without the stupid HDCP protection crap. You can thank the following studios for this.

    Sony

    Paramount

    Marvel

    Disney

     

    You will notice that you can download some HD content but not all.  HDCP ***** and will force you to go back to buying HD Blu Ray.

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