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iTunes in the Cloud for Movies Matches Digital Copies Included with Disc Purchases


Tech of the Hub notes (via Wired) that the new upgrades to the iTunes in the Cloud services to include movies purchased from the iTunes Store have another benefit: matching of iTunes Digital Copies that are sometimes included with the purchase of films on DVD or Blu-ray.
I purchased the 2009 release of Star Trek on Blu-ray which came with a digital copy on an additional physical disc. A while ago, I loaded that digital copy on my iMac. [...] I can now stream the movie directly from Appleā€™s cloud. Star Trek shows up under my purchased titles and the iCloud icon appears with it.

The feature is of course limited to those films which are currently available through the iTunes Store, but for those that are it provides a convenient way to access bundled digital copies from any iCloud-connected Apple device.

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36 months ago

It would be nice if they gave you access to the HD version of the movie also (especially if you purchased the Bluray).


Yeah.

HOLLYWOOD - If you don't want me ripping Blu-Rays, you need to put HD versions on the disks when I buy Blu-Ray.

I don't mind them being locked to my iTunes account. I do mind them being SD.


I was thinking it might have the opposite effect. I would think someone will find a way to get those digital copies out on the net and then people could just download them and bam, iTunes Movie Match.


Those movies are already out there. No one's going to go to the trouble to hack iTunes just to get something that already exists. That's the real problem with anti-piracy technology. It stops everyone BUT the pirates.
Rating: 8 Votes
36 months ago
It would be nice if they gave you access to the HD version of the movie also (especially if you purchased the Bluray).
Rating: 8 Votes
36 months ago
WOAH

This might get me buying more Blu-Ray disks. That's mighty convenient.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
I would love to see Apple add the ability to 'upgrade' your movie for a small fee to the HD version.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
Yes, but will it censor it? :roll eyes:




i have so much music screwed up by match :(
Rating: 4 Votes
36 months ago
Its unbelievable that The Dark Knight is still in SD on iTunes after all these years :(
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
Shame that the UK have been left out on the Movies side of things, got everything else just cant download old Movies :-(
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
Do you actually have to have the matched version on your hard drive for this to work? It would be great to be able to pop the dvd in, have iTunes match it to the cloud and never have to store it on your hard drive ever.

In fact would be best if you could buy the movie from some kind of online 'store' and then have it stream from an online 'cloud' never having to own the physical thing at all.

:D

Oh yeah.
Rating: 2 Votes
36 months ago
cloud streaming is great. but it would be way easier for my slow internet connection if i could stream it from an own hard disc attached to my router, like a personal home cloud. so far i have to start up my mac and click on itunes to be able to stream it to my apple tv.
Rating: 2 Votes
36 months ago
I don't understand why this is news. Digital copies are the exact same as purchases, and as far as I know, iTunes doesn't mark them differently at all. You just paid for one with a gift code coupon versus your credit card. If the movie is available in iTunes, and you ever downloaded it, it will show up for redownload.
Rating: 2 Votes

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