4Flix.net has launched
FREE*PASS, a subscription-based video download service that costs $99 per year. The service doesn’t encrypt its content with Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and includes classic and independent releases.
Subscribers are able to download files to their hard drive for viewing at any time, with no expiration dates or issues related to DRM. The files are encoded in MPEG-4 format using the H.264 codec — they can be burned to DVD, transferred to a video iPod, viewed on a PSP or used with other portable devices and formats as well.
Categories of content on FREE*PASS run the gamut from action and adventure to comedy, drama, film noir, science fiction, thrillers and horror, animation and cartoons, independent films and more. The service is adding dozens of new titles each month, according to 4Flix.