Exploring iTunes movie rentals

The MacBook Air grabbed most of the attention at last month’s Macworld Expo. But as far as I’m concerned, the most important deal to come out of the annual Mac trade show was Apple’s decision to offer movie rentals through its iTunes Store.

In this Macworld Video, I spend some time exploring iTunes movie rentals—how to find movies you want to rent, download rentals, transfer them to a device like the iPod or iPhone, and extend their playtime past the 24-hour limit.

Download Macworld Video #37

  • Format: MPEG-4/H.264
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 (iPhone & iPod compatible)
  • Size: 15.2 MB
  • Length: 6 minutes, 10 seconds

Show Notes

Be sure to revisit Peter Cohen’s first look at iTunes movie rentals for an overview of how the service works.

I tackled the issue of locating iTunes rentals in Thursday’s Playlist blog entry. An earlier Playlist entry covered the workaround for watching rentals even after the 24-hour window expires.

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