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How do I get "Digital Copy" movies onto my iPad?

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I buy Blu-Ray movies for my BluRay player and many of them come with what would is called "Digital Copy". Now my own experience with Digital Copy movies is slim...

What I was wondering if anyone has put these "Digital Copy" movies onto their iPads for playback and if so how does one go about it?

Thanks in advance!!!
Dual 2.8 Quad 18GB RAM 22xSuperDrive M-Audio iControl Korg nanoKontrol/nanoPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 20" Cinema Display, HK Sound Sticks, Logic, Edirol Keyboard Controller, Reason 4
  • Craig Baron Level 3 Level 3 (680 points)
    You will need to get the movies into iTunes first. Try simply dragging the file into iTunes and syncing the movie to the iPad.
    MacBook Pro, PB G4, Minis, iPad, iphones 3GS, 3G, ipod Touch, Apple TV, etc., Mac OS X (10.6)
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,765 points)
    Alos, you may have to convert the movie to a format supported by the iPad. The Advanced menu in iTunes has a selection that will convert some formats to an iPad compatible one. A computer application such as Handbrake for the Mac will convert most formats to iPad ones.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,520 points)
    The digital movie copies I've gotten have involved redeeming a code in iTunes. The movie is then downloaded into iTunes and I can sync it as I would any other movie.

    What format are these copies in? Does the box say they will work with iTunes?
    MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
  • Kyn Drake Level 7 Level 7 (21,460 points)
    Many digital copies are incompatible with the iPad as they're in a Windows only format. The DC comics home video releases USED to be iTunes compatible, but they've switched to Windows only now.

    If the small print on your case doesn't explicitly state iTunes, then it won't be compatible.
    MacBook Pro 3.06- 4 Gigs, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 1 GHz TiBook 1 Gig
  • Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
    There is usually a redemption code along with the Digital Copy disk. I put the disk in my system, and then go to iTunes and redeem the code. The disk only seems to be there as an authentication step, as the Digital Copy downloads from the iTunes store. Transfers to my iPad and plays perfectly.
    IMac Intel 20" , Mac Mini PPC and MacBook Pro 2.2ghz (4GB, SSD), iPad 64GB X2, Mac OS X (10.5), iPhone 3G

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