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Oleg
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What's up with iTunes deal

I do not understand why so many people love iTunes?

There are so many places to buy tunes or TV show DRM free.



Dogg
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It's more than a store front.

The majority of users do so because they are using Apple hardware (ie: iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc.).
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darcilicious
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reply to Oleg

Where do buy DRM-free TV shows online?



PhoenixDown
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said by darcilicious:

Where do buy DRM-free TV shows online?

Thats what I want to know! Buy - not download
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Oleg
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reply to darcilicious

Here is the list of the sites »play.google.com/store/apps/detai···od&hl=en



darcilicious
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Sites? I get a page for Amazon Instant Video-Google TV app -- and by the way? Amazon videos / VOD / Instant Videos / etc are NOT DRM free.

So again I ask, where does one buy DRM-free TV Shows?
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Stacy
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reply to Oleg

said by Oleg:

I do not understand why so many people love iTunes?



Been using iTunes to rip and organize my music years before there was a music store. Ocasionally I'd use it to burn a CD from within the program. When I finally bought an iPod and later an iPhone downloading music that I can share on multiple computers and idevices seemed like an easy choice. Back in the days when I had a Blackberry syncing it with my Mac was a major pain and ungrading the Blackberry's system and eating into my data plan just wasn't do-able. Occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon and add it to my iTunes Library. As a Mac user it's hard to imagine why I'd want to use anything else.


darcilicious
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said by Stacy:

Occasionally I'll buy something on Amazon and add it to my iTunes Library.

I love how the Amazon downloader will automagically add things to your iTunes library if you want it to.

Back to the original question:

said by Oleg:

I do not understand why so many people love iTunes?

I rarely use the iTunes software anymore -- between streaming services (including from my own media server as well as paid ones) and a 32GB iPhone, I actually can avoid syncing my iPhone.

The iTunes store is the last place I'll get music from as well usually.

Last but not least, I rarely watching movies more than once (and if I do, I buy the physical media and rip it), we have very few movies from iTunes and the few TV shows I do have from iTunes, were freebies.

But for those who have iOS devices, Macs, and/or an Apple TV, it seems like I no-brainer that they would use the iTunes store...

Oh, the music from iTunes these days? DRM-free.
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Jehu
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iTunes music is DRM-free. Movies use DRM.

Fair-play (Apple's DRM) is enforced for Movies you purchase through iTunes.

If you live in the Apple ecosystem you will probably never see the restriction, nevertheless it is there.

ASFAIK there is no DRM-free download source for movies or TV.


H_T_R_N
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reply to Oleg

said by Oleg:

I do not understand why so many people love iTunes?

There are so many places to buy tunes or TV show DRM free.

Can you please list them and the reasons they are better than iTunes.
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darcilicious
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said by H_T_R_N:

said by Oleg:

I do not understand why so many people love iTunes?

There are so many places to buy tunes or TV show DRM free.

Can you please list them and the reasons they are better than iTunes.

Well for music, there are any number of online sellers of mp3 songs/albums: Amazon, Google Play, etc and some specialty sellers like Beatport (dance music, etc) that sell songs in uncompressed WAV format. In most cases, deciding if these alternatives are "better" than iTunes is a personal preference.

I think we've all come to the conclusion that the OP was mistaken about being able to buy DRM-free tv shows or movies online.
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Kearnstd
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reply to Oleg

I do not think we will see DRM free TV and Movies for a long time. The MPAA members still like to live in their fictional world where DRM is slowing piracy instead of the truth that is DRM is increasing it.
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