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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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28 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: 10 Positives
28 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 Positives
28 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 Positives
28 months ago
WOAH

This might get me buying more Blu-Ray disks. That's mighty convenient.
Rating: 7 Positives
28 months ago
Yes, but will it censor it? :roll eyes:




i have so much music screwed up by match :(
Rating: 4 Positives
28 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 Positives
28 months ago
Its unbelievable that The Dark Knight is still in SD on iTunes after all these years :(
Rating: 3 Positives
28 months ago
Just tried this. Awesome!!!!!!!! :D
Rating: 2 Positives
28 months ago
I purchased 4 movies. Scott Pilgrim, and the three Back to the Future movies (all Universal). None show up in my Purchased section. :(

I wonder if this is a Universal thing. They've been pulling some dirty, dirty tricks with their movies.
Two movies I've seen recently; Hanna and Brides Maids, had full menus for extras, including deleted scenes, outtakes, behind the scenes, etc...
But none of the extras worked. Trying to load any of them would just tell you to purchase another copy of the movie, an "enhanced" copy that actually had the extras. My jaw dropped. Someone could actually buy a movie and get teased with options they couldn't enjoy - like DLC for movies.
Rating: 2 Positives
28 months ago
My problem with the digital download version was always that I buy the Blu-ray disc, and then the digital version isn't HD.

Anyone know if you can stream the HD version from the Cloud or are you limited to SD?

Currently if I want an HD digital version I have to get it through other means, even though I own the Blu-ray.

EDIT: I see the person above me might have answered my question as I typed it.
Rating: 2 Positives

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