Originally Posted by tattootearz
LOL... great thread!
But the real crime is having to pay again
for a higher resolution version of a movie you already bought 1-5 yrs ago. All the while fearing the reality that you will probably have to pay again for the same movie in another 5yrs (or perhaps sooner?) for yet a HIGHER resolution.
It all depends on what they're selling
. For years what they've been selling is a product
. I purchase the CD, I can do what I want to with it (within Copyright), there are no restrictions. Given this, I don't find it unreasonable to for them to sell better versions down the road, given that I bought a physical product.
However, the industry would like us to believe that they are selling a license to use that product, and that is really what they are doing with DRM. Well, if I'm buying a license to view movie "X", then the disc it's on is just a transportation medium (no different than the phone or cable line used to download software), and like software we should expect to be offered upgrades for free or reduced cost when new versions come out.
They want it both ways, but we shouldn't let them have it such.
Originally Posted by Zagor
Wow...I am really surprised by how smart people can't see the plain obvious. DRM is here to stay for ever.
I go back and forth on that. On the one had, as I said above, I don't see the industry as rational enough to abandon DRM. On the other, there have been some signs that the industry might see the light, for example EMI offering DRM-free music on iTunes. Also the choice of the DVD forum to not use region coding.
Originally Posted by TType85
I used to use the "MKV" container when I was bringing all my DVDs to the HTPC. It's really the only container that would allow me to keep AC3 audio, subtitles and h264 video. I have since gone to the "MP4" container and AAC audio since I figured out how to get it tomy receiver correctly.
That is a "fair" reason to have MKV, it's not just for pirating.
I agree 100%. And as said above, I've got nothing against discussing usage of the MKV container. But if I may "ask" a rhetorical question. Have you ever had trouble playing an MKV you made? I'd bet the answer is no. I would not expect the type of questions I see from people with making their own rips.
I purchased the movies, I converted them and I don't share them with other people.
Bravo, and I mean that sincerely.
What if I want to burn one of my "MKV" movies to a DVD to take with me on my vacation without digging out the original that I have in storage? This would be one of the places I would ask how to do it.
Fair enough, but it would seem easier to just get the original out of storage.