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  • jt2311 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    what you need to do is download the flixster app to either your computer, iPhone, iPad, etc. but through the app store.  then you can downlaod any of the movies you want and watch them on the device.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,225 points)

    Zoumbo wrote:

    because one major display feature is airplay

    AirPlay is not a feature of Flixster app.

     

    You may cope with this and still buy flixster ridiculous postcard display movies, I'll never buy any of theirs and order iTunes directly.

    You don't purchase movies on Flixster.

  • arkling Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    this does not address the issue that people don't want their media catalog split between multiple apps, this is confusing and annoying to customers. if I want to watch a movie I want to open one app and not try to remember of a movie is in flixster, UV, Disney, iTunes/Videos, etc...

    the devices have a video app and it's not hard to see why people expect videos they pay money for to work in it.

    Honestly if the studios can't offer DRM Free digital copies that work across multiple device types and multiple standard applications then they should be prepared to offer the digital format with DRM through multiple channels such as iTunes, flixster, Google Play, etc...  

     

    bottom line, the consumer purchased (the rights to) the digital version of the movie and should be able to use it as they see fit (within their own personal use of course)

  • rich7775 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    UV is a POS... i've used and find it annoying,  i recall having to sey up multiple accounts to play one movie - what a joke.

     

    Fact of the matter is though that its the media companies that will ultimately lose out... I am an aTV user, I am not interested in hacking my aTV and i want to have all my movies in one place. As a result i now buy EVERYTHING through iTunes.

     

    With 20% off iTunes vouchers, that makes new movies pretty cheap (GBP 10.80 for HD) - uncomparable with what you can usually find on Amazon plus i get instant delivery.

     

    Given the option however, their are certain movies (e.g. Hobbit, Superman, etc...) that i would prefer to have in a Blueray speacial edition collection - more like GBP 16-20... but i will NEVER buy these going forwards unless they come with a iTunes copy of the movie!

     

    I am slightly disappointed that i don't have the better version of hte movie - but that wears off pretty quickly when i remember that i paid about half the price AND have all my movies in one collection!

  • Vinnie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Rich7775 where you getting your vouchers from?

  • arkling Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I'd also like to know where you are getting the vouchers

  • Joshua Miles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wish there was a way to copy an itunes movie to Ultraviolet. Itunes is crap compared to the interoperability of UV. I can watch any movie in my UV library on any computer, my TV, My iPhone, my iPad...anywhere that I happen to be I can access my UV library. Unlike having to be tied to one of my computers with Itunes and paying $25/yr to sync my Itunes library. Unfortunately one of my favorite movies came with a stupid digital copy disc that only allowed my to download it to itunes. So my entire movie library is available to me Across every platform I could possibly think of trying to watch a movie on except for one which is stuck in limbo in my itunes library on my laptop. And since everything Apple does is proprietary and so far Apple has refused to take part in the UV system, I can either just never watch that movie because I refuse to pay ridiculous amounts of money for Apple TV for no more fuctionality than I already have other than accessing itunes, or I can pay a fee to transfer the movie I already own a physical and digital copy of to a useful format.

  • JCC123 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Joshua, Just go online and trade your code with someone who wants the iTunes version. Problem solved!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,225 points)

    Joshua Miles wrote:

     

    because I refuse to pay ridiculous amounts of money for Apple TV

    $99 is "ridiculous amounts of money"?

    Okay.

     

    And since everything Apple does is proprietary

    UV is also proprietary.

     

    and so far Apple has refused to take part in the UV system

    Just as much as UV refuses to take part in the iTunes system.

     

    FYI: Apple does not make movies or put codes on movies or decide which movies have UV or iTunes codes.

    That is up to the movie labels that own the movie.

  • Vinnie Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    As UV is a proprietary drm encrypted movie file there isn't any difference with it and Apple iTunes downloads. 

     

    UV is an attempt by the movie studios to cut Apple out of the online movie business so that they can make more money for themselves. It is by no means about giving their customers the best service.

     

    If the movie industry was bothered about their customers they would offer the choice.

     

    Give us the customer the choice of were we redeem our digital download code iTunes or UV or other.

     

    The studios could enable Airplay in the UV apps to give the best possible options to customers but they don't.

     

    Apple could make an iTunes app for Andriod and Windows but they don't.

     

    So you see they are both as bad as each other for limiting their customers choice.

  • arkling Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    @Joshua, 25.00 a year to sync iTunes? I pay no such fee and my movies sync just fine across all of my devices that I have set to sync, and the other devices I can stream it just fine either from the cloud or from an iTunes library where I have the movie downloaded.

    I do mostly have an Apple centric ecosystem but even my windows computers this is true.

    Linux I use for servers and testing so there is no need for my media there except for the occasional stream to/from vlc or plex.

    Android I have a tablet but honestly it is such rubbish that it collects dust and gets pulled out for nieces and nephews when they visit.

     

    but really if you like UV better then go swap someone the iTunes code for a UV code, there's lots of people who would be excited to get a iTunes code instead.

  • Joshua Miles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Joshua Miles wrote:

     

    because I refuse to pay ridiculous amounts of money for Apple TV

    $99 is "ridiculous amounts of money"?

    Okay.

     

    And since everything Apple does is proprietary

    UV is also proprietary.

     

    and so far Apple has refused to take part in the UV system

    Just as much as UV refuses to take part in the iTunes system.

     

    FYI: Apple does not make movies or put codes on movies or decide which movies have UV or iTunes codes.

    That is up to the movie labels that own the movie.

    Yes $99 is a stupidly ridiculous price to get ZERO added fuctionality other than beuing able to access iTunes on my smart TV. I never claimed that it was up to apple to decide whioc movies get Itunes coeds and ehich get UV coeds, and Apple is Proprietary with everything they make. UV is cross platform not proprietart to UV only because UV doesn't make products. I can access an UV movie collection on a PS3, PS4, Xbox360, Xbox one, Any Smart TV made, Iphone, Ipad, Android phones, Android tablets, Windows PC's, MACs, Any electronic device with internet connectiviy and the abiolity to download apps or acces a web page can stream someones UV collection. iTunes is iTunes. You either watch it on  iTunes or an iOS device or you don't watch it. So yeah if I already have a smart tv that lets me acceess hlu and netflix and vudu and everyhthing else that I could get from AppleTV minus access to my iTunes library $99 is a stupidly insane price. I would never pay $99 for a FREE program.

  • Joshua Miles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    JCC123 wrote:

     

    Joshua, Just go online and trade your code with someone who wants the iTunes version. Problem solved!

    I wish I could but I dont have a code. The Studio that produced the movie are a bunch of morons and din't include a code of any kind. It's a disc you have to pout into your computer and it copies the movie to your itunes library. Stupidest thing I have ever seen from a consumer standpoint.

  • Joshua Miles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    arkling wrote:

     

    @Joshua, 25.00 a year to sync iTunes? I pay no such fee and my movies sync just fine across all of my devices that I have set to sync, and the other devices I can stream it just fine either from the cloud or from an iTunes library where I have the movie downloaded.

    I do mostly have an Apple centric ecosystem but even my windows computers this is true.

    Linux I use for servers and testing so there is no need for my media there except for the occasional stream to/from vlc or plex.

    Android I have a tablet but honestly it is such rubbish that it collects dust and gets pulled out for nieces and nephews when they visit.

     

    but really if you like UV better then go swap someone the iTunes code for a UV code, there's lots of people who would be excited to get a iTunes code instead.

    Last time I downloaded itunes on a new computer I couldn't get access to **** unless i paid for the $25/yr itunes match service to copy my library to the cloud and have access to my itunes library from any computer other than the one I initially downloaded all my crap to.

  • Zoumbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    CXK wrote:

     

    As of now these studios offer:

    Universal offers iTunes on all movies, newer releases are usually HD if from Blu-ray. 

    Paramount mainly offers iTunes HD from Blu-rays.

    Disney offers HD iTunes on all recent releases. (choose UV or iTunes, not both)

     

    Fox offers SD iTunes on most movies but require the disc or .xml to use.

     

    Warner Bros no longer offers iTunes on movies

     

     

    Joshua Miles wrote:

     

    I wish there was a way to copy an itunes movie to Ultraviolet. Itunes is crap compared to the interoperability of UV. I can watch any movie in my UV library on any computer, my TV, My iPhone, my iPad...anywhere that I happen to be I can access my UV library. Unlike having to be tied to one of my computers with Itunes and paying $25/yr to sync my Itunes library. Unfortunately one of my favorite movies came with a stupid digital copy disc that only allowed my to download it to itunes. So my entire movie library is available to me Across every platform I could possibly think of trying to watch a movie on except for one which is stuck in limbo in my itunes library on my laptop. And since everything Apple does is proprietary and so far Apple has refused to take part in the UV system, I can either just never watch that movie because I refuse to pay ridiculous amounts of money for Apple TV for no more fuctionality than I already have other than accessing itunes, or I can pay a fee to transfer the movie I already own a physical and digital copy of to a useful format.

     

    Here we are, the whole issue turns around two stakeholders providing us with movies :

    - The movie producer

    - The media producer

     

    There should be no problem if both just ensure any bought movie could have full movie watching function on any device.

     

    Any limitation in the use by those providers is just illegal, in France at least, where a transaction has a legal constrainst to be "in good faith". You buy, you get total ownership of the use.

     

    No matter of the brand, the device or whatever, you have the freedom to use it your own in any way.

     

    No time for a legal action, just download what you already paid for, one can't be blamed for using what's been paid, it's just a shame having such an amount of technolgy wasted among Apple, Warner.....

     

    Here it goes in the end in a brainless rethoric argument where in the end one couldn't open the electric windows of its car since the proper gasoline brand isn't in the tank.

     

    Noone would accept this, but technologies majors attempt us to swallow the snake.

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