Why won't Apple let movies be downloaded directly to iDevices?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Kamazar, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    6,509
    0
    0
    Sometimes I'm at a hotel or something and didn't bring my computer, and LodgeNet usually has a stupid selection of movies. Why won't Apple let us download movies directly to the device? File size?
     
  2. SmallSoldiers81

    SmallSoldiers81 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    278
    0
    0
    oHiO
    Have you ever been trying to download an app and then your out of the wifi zone or something, and then you just have a halfway downloaded app on one of your pages? maybe it's something like that.
     
  3. {klondike}

    {klondike} Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    414
    0
    0
    Rapture. It sucks.
    I think it's because Apple is a company full of douchebags.
     
  4. SmallSoldiers81

    SmallSoldiers81 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    278
    0
    0
    oHiO
    Yes, thats mainly the reason. But at least the games on the itouch are fun.
     
  5. {klondike}

    {klondike} Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    414
    0
    0
    Rapture. It sucks.
    That's cuz Apple doesn't develop them.
     
  6. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    5,252
    6
    0
    Earth
    well; supposedly imovie in the cloud will be introduced at macworld and allow that.... wait and see. :(
     
  7. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    356
    0
    0
    Coram, New York
    File size.
     
  8. Kuratsu

    Kuratsu Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    250
    0
    0
    College Student
    That, and think about how long it would take to download said movie.
     
  9. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    6,509
    0
    0
    say you're at a hotel with wi-fi, you leave your ipod plugged in with a movie downloading, shower, go down for dinner, then come back up. voila! movie! no one's gonna stay in a starbucks or panera for 2-3 hours just to download a flick.
     
  10. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    356
    0
    0
    Coram, New York
    Yeah, which is because of file size. :p
     
  11. Fubit86

    Fubit86 Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    301
    0
    0
    STUDENT
    Seattle, WA
    yup, file size, especially because apple's movies on itunes are like 1 gig!!! That would take an hour on a COMPUTER!
     
  12. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    356
    0
    0
    Coram, New York
    Took my computer 15 minutes.

    2.26 GHz dual core + 3GB RAM FTW.
     
  13. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    6,509
    0
    0
    proof that aliens are visiting earth. they have brought with them their superior technology.
     
  14. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    356
    0
    0
    Coram, New York

    DAMN! They're on to us!

    BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY!
     
  15. Fubit86

    Fubit86 Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    301
    0
    0
    STUDENT
    Seattle, WA
    #15 Fubit86, Jan 4, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2009
    lol, I can do that too, just not on wifi. took me 25 minutes to download the iphone sdk (1.6 gigs) if you go to http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and do it, i got 15000kbps, holy crap

    And guys, shuddup about the aliens!!! THATS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, remember?
     
  16. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    356
    0
    0
    Coram, New York
    My computer only uses wifi. I have a lack of Ethernet cable......

    15000KBPS? I think I just heard my heart stop.
     
  17. bmcvey

    bmcvey Active Member

    Dec 31, 2008
    31
    0
    0
    I've been wondering about this one for a while. They really need to add it in as a Wi-Fi only method of course, but it would make sense to have it. Even to have the option to set a download on your main desktop so when you get back home to your computer the movie is waiting for you.
     
  18. Fubit86

    Fubit86 Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    301
    0
    0
    STUDENT
    Seattle, WA
    haha, i just realized though that kbps is kiloBITS/s. there are 8 bit in a byte, so divide the 15000 by 8 and its more like 1.9 megs a second. Still freakin fast though :)
     
  19. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    356
    0
    0
    Coram, New York
    Yeah, my router is only 54KBPS.
     
  20. smokin okin

    smokin okin Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2008
    169
    0
    0
    lime wire can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to download a quality film, preferably the dark knight
     

Share This Page