4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2009 10:04 PM by Meg St._Clair
tonys28661 Level 1 Level 1
When you purchase a movie from iTunes store, can that movie be burned to a DVD for viewing on a regular TV via a connected DVD player.
Or is the movie limited to view only in iTunes and iPod....???
Because I just purchased and downloaded my first movie from iTunes and can't figure it out.
If we can make music CD's why not movie DVD's...?

Power Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10
    No. You can make a data disk for back up, but you cannot make a dvd that can be watched on a dvd player.

    From the terms of service of the itunes store:

    "You shall not be entitled to burn video Products or ring tone Products."

    http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10
    can that movie be burned to a DVD for viewing on a regular TV via a connected DVD player.


    No.

    Or is the movie limited to view only in iTunes and iPod....?


    Those and iPhones.

    If we can make music CD's why not movie DVD's...?


    Because the same music can be purchased from a retail store in an unprotected form. Movies purchased through iTunes and from retail stores contain two different DRM models; DVDs burned on a computer don't contain copy protection.

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  • tonys28661 Level 1 Level 1
    OK, thanks for the quick answers, from now on I'll just buy movies in the store.
    Have a nice BIG screen TV, so why be limited to only computer & iPod.
    Thanks again to all that answered my question.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone
    You can hook your computer or iPod up to the nice big TV with the appropriate cables or get an Apple TV for viewing iTunes content on your television.