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  1. glogan

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    So I've been doing quite a bit of searching to see if there's anything out there to allow me to play movies purchased on itunes on an android phone. There's nothing that I've found, and I understand the technical reason why - DRM. But is there nothing out there that can be used to play these things on an android platform? Really?
     

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    Warner Brothers has an app that allows you to play their DRM'd movies but that's about it.
     
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    That's kind of the point of DRM, to prevent you from watching things on different devices.
     
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    Apple will let you pay 30 cents on every DRM protected song (or movie?) you have to be able to use it on other devices now... makes me upset you have to pay for content again that you already paid for, but that is an option you might consider if you purchased it through iTunes. :eek:

    Just find the iTunes "Plus" page from inside your iTunes application and see how much it would cost. To "upgrade" my entire library it would be right at $135 for 450 songs. :eek::mad: I hope yours is not that bad.
     
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    So Apple want you to pay twice for the same songs?? sheesh!! :mad:

    No wonder Digital Restrictions Management(DRM) encourages piracy.
     
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    Basically, yes. I paid for those songs back in the day when all the iTunes music had DRM protection. At some point they started offering all their music without DRM for the same 99 cents. However, the older DRM protected music they don't offer to remove DRM for free. It's 30 additional cents to "unlock" the older music you already paid 99 cents a song for, whereas if you were to buy that same song brand new it would still cost 99 cents but would already be DRM free. Make sense?

    So iTunes basically is asking you for an addition 30 cents for music you already paid 99 cents for years ago. So, $1.30 for DRM-free music that would cost a new iTunes user 99 cent.

    Sorry if that was confusing the way I explained it.
     
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    ^ This :rolleyes:

    Really. It's an Apple problem not and Android problem. Complain to Apple. Don't buy from them. Or deal.

    From Apple's perspective, yes. I'm not saying I agree with it. Luckily, I had very little DRM music from iTunes when I upgraded.
     

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