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  1. Crude

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    I'm out of the loop on the latest ways to watch movies on mobile devices. I'm going to be cooped up in planes and airports all day saturday and since this trip never includes in-flight entertainment I thought I'd watch some flix. Is there a way to legally watching movies without an internet connection?
     

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    there's 99cent rentals on the app market.
     
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    Just wondering in case I overlooked something... but is there anyway to actually buy a movie from google? I don't particularly care for renting a digital copy.

    And to the OP, you could always convert movies you already legally own for playback on your phone. This thread has some good tips in that regard.
     
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    The "Video" app under your Google services folder has movies for rent. They come through the Android Market.
     
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    Offline? Rip your own. Copy to the phone. Use a quality video player like MX Video ...

    Many tools to rip ...
     
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    why give google any more money lolol
     
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    If there were any equity in "renting digitally", maybe I'd feel better about it.

    But to charge $3 or $4 to rent a movie - NOT EVEN A BLU RAY - but some low quality cell phone movie - with ZERO overhead cost (no brick and mortar, no employees stocking the shelves, no cases to buy .. NOTHING but some bandwidth) ... that's theft in my opinion.

    .99 is better ... But I'm not typically a "renter" .. I like to own. And you don't own ANY digital ANYTHING you buy online that cannot be committed to physical medium and played back on another piece of hardware. That's just my feelings on the matter.

    Yes, I would rather OWN the DVD/Blu .. RIP to a HQ version ... and play THAT on my phone.
     
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    Redbox>anydvd>dvdshrink>handbrake. Yours forever.
     
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    I'll make some subtle substitutions ...

    netflix>DVDfab. Yours forever. :)
     
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