One of the features that DVDs are touting is a Digital Copy. This is a copy of the movie, usually that you must download, for you to watch on your computer. What they neglect to tell you is that Digital Copy can be USELESS. Here’s why.
Look carefully. Warner Brothers puts digital copies of its DC Universe movies on the two-disc sets. However, you can’t download the movie on a Mac. You can’t transfer it to an iPod. The only place you can watch it is on a Windows based computer.
As far as I’m concerned, the point of a digital copy of the DC movies would be to put on my iPod so my kids could watch it in the back of the car. If I have to watch it on a desktop PC, why would I want to take up hard drive space with it. That leaves the only use for digital copy as a Windows laptop.
The most popular video player is the iPod/iPhone. Why would you make your movie not available on the device most people want to use?
Mac users, take the time to download Handbrake and Mac the Ripper. These programs will copy your DVD to your hard drive and let you use it on an iPod. (Sorry Windows and Linux users, I haven’t used software on those platforms I can recommend, but a quick Google search will find you loads of options).
Tell the studios that its time for them to join the 21st century and put movies where people want to watch them.