6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2009 1:40 AM by souled_out_08
hilty003 Level 1 Level 1
Can I add dvds to my iTunes library? If so, how do I do it? Thanks.

Inspiron E1705, Windows XP
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9
    What sort of DVDs? If you mean commercially released films or TV shows on DVD I'm afraid that can't be discussed as that involves breaking the encryption on them (which is illegal in most countries). Such discussions are against the terms of use. "Do not submit software or descriptions of processes that break or otherwise ‘work around’ digital rights management software or hardware. This includes conversations about ‘ripping’ DVDs or working around FairPlay software used on the iTunes Store.":
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    US Code, Title 17 Sec. 1201. Circumvention of copyright protection system
  • hilty003 Level 1 Level 1
    im talking about dvds that i bought at like best buy. i thought maybe since i bought the dvd that i could somehow put on my ipod to watch on there while in the car or whatnot. i mean i own it when i buy it right?
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    i mean i own it when i buy it right?

    Sort of.
    You own the physical DVD but you do not "own" the material on it.
    When you purchase a DC/DVD, you are purchasing a license to listen/watch it.
    The copyright owner (music label or movie studio) retains the rights to copy it.

    In order to copy a commercial DVD, you need to break the encryption used on it.
    According the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act), breaking the encryption is illegal (even if you own the DVD).
  • hilty003 Level 1 Level 1
    alrighty. thanks for the help guys. one more question, if i buy a movie on the itunes store can i then save it in more than one place? example: i buy it and it shows up in my itunes library. now can i also save it to an external hard drive as well as my computer. also, am i able to back it up to a dvd?
  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    You can save the data file where ever you want. You can burn it to a DVD for back up purposes (note: this is not a DVD you can play in a standard DVD player). You can, however, only play the movie on an authorized computer (you can have up to five) an iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.

    Best of luck.
  • souled_out_08 Level 1 Level 1
    do you think a movie bought on itunes then burned to a dvd would be playable on a PS2?