Amazon offers free digital download with Blu-ray and DVD purchases

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Amazon is currently testing a feature where buyers of Blu-ray or DVD discs automatically receive a digital copy of the movie or serie in their online video library.

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#2

I suspect this will have the same limitations as the Ultraviolet copies. Namely, limited numbers of devices in which they can be seen and poor quality video in comparison to the original Blu-ray.


#3

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2775428]I suspect this will have the same limitations as the Ultraviolet copies. Namely, limited numbers of devices in which they can be seen and poor quality video in comparison to the original Blu-ray.[/QUOTE]
Don’t forget DRM as well or rootkits…or something else they don’t want to loose their cash cow.


#5

So, I guess this is the DVD/BRD equivalent of AutoRip, which Amazon has been providing for audio CDs? That sounds like it could be a good feature, were it not for the malicious DRM that will inevitably be required to play these digital copies. Also, given Amazon’s track record, I’m sure these digital copies will be deleted without warning long after the testing is done, in a strangely George Orwell-like manner.

Personally, I’d stick with an old-fashioned DVD. After all, a DVD can’t be deleted remotely, so there’s no risk of Amazon basically stealing the thing you paid for. If you want to play the DVD on a mobile device, you could easily rip it and re-compress it (assuming that doing so is legal where you live).