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Will the droid play my "digital copy" from a blueray movie?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmichael99, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. jmichael99

    jmichael99 Member
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    i picked up a few movies this past month and some of them have a digital copy in the package... will they play on the droid? i know they will play on my touch.. but i dont carry it anymore since getting the droid
     

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  2. skilaufen

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    Good question. I went into my iTunes directory and loaded one of the movies into my gallery folder. When I tried to play it my Droid said it couldn't. It is an mp4 but I imagine it has some type of copy protection. Hopefully someone else here can give a better answer.


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  3. anavrin0901

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    That is correct. A digital copy redeemed in itunes will not work because of the DRM. I know there are ways to convert a WMV file (if redeemed that way) into a playable mp4 file, but I would image that the WMV file may have DRM protection too.
     
  4. jfe

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    No,I had the princes and the frog with the three discs, and the digital copy was useless
     
  5. jmichael99

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    thanks for the replys... guess ill use handbrake.. i know it works
     
  6. droidpcguru

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    Or just download the movie and convert that.. Since you OWN the movie now it is "permissable".
     
  7. skilaufen

    skilaufen Well-Known Member
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    I did a little digging and found this thread that while interesting doesn't actually tell you alot other than the legal concepts with DRM:

    http://androidforums.com/sprint-htc-hero/25589-digital-copy-movies-drm.html

    The other thing I found much more useful was if you google a slightly rephrased version of your original question you will get alot of useful info. Hope this helps.


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