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Old 10-19-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I am taking a long air flight and want to load movies on my ipad air. Never have done this. It seems I can rent movies from iTunes but I don't really understand how that works. When I finish watching the movie does it just disappear or can my husband watch it too when I am done?

Also, do I need special apps for other kinds of movie sources like Amazon or Hula?

Any suggestions for me about all this?

Since I want to travel light I was just planning on taking my ipad on the trip instead of my MacBook. Would it be better to download movies to the Macbook and take that instead?
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I buy DVDs and then use the software called Handbrake to convert it to a file my iPad can use. Then I sync it over to the iPad. I keep the DVDs and receipts so I can prove I paid for it, but have never had a problem.
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Right now Amazon is offering a 30 free trial on "Amazon Prime" and they have a ton of free movies for Prime members. All you need do is sign up for the free 30 day trial and then download the ( free) Amazon video app on your iPad.
They also have more current movies than you can pay to rent.
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:10 PM
 
Location: McAllen, Tx.
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In order to view movies downloaded/rented from Amazon, iTunes, or Netflix, etc. you need a Wifi signal to "stream"/play them...only Digital copies of physical DVDs purchased can be stored in your library on your iPad.

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Copy-D...node=721726011

Keep your Blu-rays and DVDs, Hollywood -- I've gone digital - CNET

https://www.apple.com/itunes/digital-copy/




I hope this helps
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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I buy DVDs and then use the software called Handbrake to convert it to a file my iPad can use. Then I sync it over to the iPad. I keep the DVDs and receipts so I can prove I paid for it, but have never had a problem.
Can you convert Blu-Ray's, or is this limited to DVD's?

I think I'll stick with iTunes or Amazon Instant. The prices are about the same, and no ripping required.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Can you convert Blu-Ray's, or is this limited to DVD's?

I think I'll stick with iTunes or Amazon Instant. The prices are about the same, and no ripping required.
I don't know. Never tried a Blu-Ray.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Can you convert Blu-Ray's, or is this limited to DVD's?

I think I'll stick with iTunes or Amazon Instant. The prices are about the same, and no ripping required.
You can convert BluRay, but you need a BluRay drive in the PC, which are relatively rare. I use software called Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. I can select the resolution, or the device type, and the movies are converted accordingly.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I thought there were Apple people here that know their stuff?

#Confused

When you RENT a movie from iTunes (or Google Play or Amazon for that matter) you absolutely can DOWNLOAD the movie to your iPad, Android Tablet or Kindle. That would be pretty lame if you couldn't download them.

FAQs about renting movies from the iTunes Store

You have 30 days to start watching. Once it starts, you have 24-48 hours to watch it as often as you want. once your rental period expires it becomes unavailable.
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