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  Reply # 1010299 20-Mar-2014 23:18
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freitasm: The service is at http://youtube.com/movies.

And buy only or rent as well?



Only managed to find Buy, No rent options.
@people who bought HD



See my post above. you cannot play HD movies on a computer.. when I played the one I had (and got a refund for) I was playing on a Mac with Safari and it only showed me the SD version of it.




I love you can see the preview in HD but not play the real movie....

Also apparently on my Linux box i "might not be able to play the content". I've got all the requirements but:

 

  • Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.7+, Ubuntu 10+ or Linux OS 11+ (64-bit)

I'm a bit confused what Linux OS 11+ is supposed to be!

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r2b2: I'm a bit confused what Linux OS 11+ is supposed to be!


I suspect it is Ubuntu





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1010333 21-Mar-2014 01:27
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r2b2: I'm a bit confused what Linux OS 11+ is supposed to be!


I suspect it is Ubuntu


Thought so too. Ubuntu 10 is Long Term Support. 11+ would be latest.




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  Reply # 1010334 21-Mar-2014 01:44
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TimA:
freitasm: The service is at http://youtube.com/movies.

And buy only or rent as well?



Only managed to find Buy, No rent options.
@people who bought HD



Seems the ones listed 'From $7' are the rentals, i.e. About Time (Rent: SD $7, HD $8, Buy: SD $18, HD: $25)

From a quick look, some of the movies look expensive (to the point where I think you'd be better off heading to The Warehouse and buying them on DVD/BR, or even iTunes (yes I realise that YouTube has the advantage of more reach, but if you subscribe to the ecosystems already... 'nuff said))

Couple of examples, SD & HD 'purchase' of the Veronica Mars movie is $5 more expensive on YT compared to iTunes.  Zombieland is $25 SD, $30 HD, yet at JB $15 DVD, $19 BR (and I've seen it cheaper in their specials).

Is YouTube using any DRM for this?  (i.e. I assume that they aren't delivering any content using HTML5 players?)

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Chromecast looks good all of a sudden.




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turb: Another obstacle for Spark's new streaming service, and nail in Quickflix's coffin.


Not necessarily. We have access to movie rentals/purchases via iTunes, seamlessly streamed to our TV, but it didn't stop us from subscribing to NetFlix. And we use both regularly. This looks like another interesting service to investigate.

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  Reply # 1010601 21-Mar-2014 14:15
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Does HD automatically mean 5.1 surround as well? 



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JimmyC: Does HD automatically mean 5.1 surround as well? 


I would hope. I have yet to see 5.1 on youtube.




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  Reply # 1010607 21-Mar-2014 14:20
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JimmyC: Does HD automatically mean 5.1 surround as well? 


dont think so.. but in saying that, youtube movie streaming, doesnt seem to be using the same bitrate profiles that they use for normal 1080P which is nice.






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