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"protected content" from iTunes to ps3 via dlna server?

post #1 of 8
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I've played around with this a bit and have been able to play regular video, but is it possible at all to play any drm'd iTunes downloaded video content across the same pipe to the tv? Is it only special software that can do this, or does it essentially come down to having to connect appleTv or pc/mac with iTunes directly in order to play this kind of content?
post #2 of 8
Apple wants you to live in a world with their devices and nothing but, so I'd guess no.
post #3 of 8
2 options that I have found - burn a CD with the songs and then rip that CD to MP3.... or use Tunebite to strip the DRM.... gotta love Apple telling you how to use your media
post #4 of 8
He's talking about video, not songs. iTunes hasn't had DRMed music in a while, if I remember correctly. Their video, on the other hand...
post #5 of 8
The second option will work then... I believe Tunebite does video
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Interesting point about the Tunebite. I had not preferred to go that route, but interesting to know.

I was just curious if anybody can get any drm'd video across dlna streamed from the official client player or is it just something that iTunes won't stream out or is it a matter of using certain software built to address that specifically?

I agree that Apple has an agenda that results in this, but I would also extend the same suspicion to the likes of all protected downloaded video services- netflix, amazon, hulu, wm? It's pretty well analogous to just another format war (which goes beyond hardware or software) with content as the lure, and we are the pawns. Now if Sony could just get their downloads act together and blow open the variety of available content so I don't have to hunt around for tv show xyz amongst different services, I wouldn't be complaining. It would just come directly out of my ps3, and what could be easier than that?
post #7 of 8
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon VOD can all be streamed to the PS3 via PlayOn

*<3's PlayOn*
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
I'll have to check that out. Thanks for the tip!

(figures...no mac support)
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