2548 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2010 6:59 AM by Lux Metty
I don't know much about these things but even if you download the WMP version you might not get it to play. VLC can play Windows Media on a Mac, as can adding Flip4Mac to a Mac. However, I suspect the download might be DRM protected and that requires you use WMP under Windows.
Apple's distribution of media is controlled by the media companies (not Apple which would probably be very happy to be able to sell anything to anybody) who have different policies for various countries, hence the geo filtering.
May be I should note, that the digital copy, which is part of the Star Trek Blu-Ray, needs to be downloaded via iTunes. On the Blu-Ray it says, the download via iTunes is compatible with the iPod, iPhone and Apple TV.
The regional copy protection is controlled by Apple and nobody else. Paramount explicitly stated to me, that they do not want this regional protection.
Apple advertises this movie as part of their iPad promotion. So why don't they deliver it to a customer, which has already paid for it? I cannot see any reason for this behaviour. Additional this is illegal in the european union. But who forces a lawsuit for a single movie...