[mythtv-users] Can an iTunes TV download play on MythTV?

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon Jan 30 06:21:37 UTC 2006

On Sunday 29 January 2006 21:18, Brian Wood wrote:
> >> I've downloaded an episode of "The Office" from iTunes, and I'm
> >> trying
> >> to play it under MythTV.  Unfortunately, it does not work.  Same goes
> >> for mplayer.  Do I need a codec or something?  Or is it simply not
> >> possible to play a download from iTunes under linux/MythTV?
> >
> > Not that I'm aware of.  Like audio downloaded from iTunes it is
> > protected and can't be played in anything but an Apple product.
> I think you're correct. At least with music you can burn a CD with
> iTunes and then re-import it in and it will be DRM-free. I don't know
> of any equivalent process with video.

Play the video via an output (either iPod video or a computer 
w/iTunes/QuickTime) and record it w/another program, sans DRM. :)

> What we need is the video equivalent of "Audio HiJack Pro" for the Mac.

That would definitely be more efficient, but...

> I'm sure somebody will hack this soon, but it will be illegal due to
> the DMCA (in the US anyway).

...there would be that.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com
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