Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor
    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Location
    Anytown, USA
    Posts
    4,925
    Specs:
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor
    FYI: I rented a movie and watched it a while ago. In iTunes it shows that it has 19 hours left. I sent it to my iPhone and when I went to play it on there, it gave me the 24 hour warning and it says I have 24 hours to play it on the iPhone.

    So I guess the system isn't perfect. If you rent a movie and don't have time to watch it in the 24 limit, you can "life raft" it over to your ipod to get an extension.

    Update: when I moved the movie back to iTunes, iTunes adopted the new time limit from my iPhone. I moved it back to my iPhone yet again to see if it would reset again, but no luck.
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

  2. #2
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor

    Member Since
    Oct 17, 2007
    Posts
    288
    Specs:
    2.16 GHz C2D, 1GB Ram, MacBook White
    Also if you change the time on your Mac back to say 30 days you have an extra 30 days on top of the rental time

  3. #3
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor
    dwb356's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 26, 2007
    Posts
    17
    i'm sure a patch will be released soon to take care of this issue...in the meantime, i think i'm going to start downloading...hahaha
    2 GHz MacBook
    Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8
    8 GB iPhone 3G 3.1

  4. #4
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor
    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Location
    Anytown, USA
    Posts
    4,925
    Specs:
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    Quote Originally Posted by northy124 View Post
    Also if you change the time on your Mac back to say 30 days you have an extra 30 days on top of the rental time
    Yeah, I found that too. Apple needs to take a page from Microsoft and learn how to overcome that system clock trick.
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

  5. #5
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor

    Member Since
    Apr 28, 2006
    Posts
    2,542
    Specs:
    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    ^^ Well I hear the same effect is felt if you take your clock ahead

  6. #6
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor
    Zoolook's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 24, 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, New York
    Posts
    2,756
    Specs:
    15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5
    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    Yeah, I found that too. Apple needs to take a page from Microsoft and learn how to overcome that system clock trick.
    Won't playing with the system time/date play havok with email and time machine? Not to mention calendar alerts?
    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
    - Joan D. Vinge


  7. #7
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor
    fleurya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 18, 2006
    Location
    Anytown, USA
    Posts
    4,925
    Specs:
    27" iMac 2.7GHz Core i5, iPhone 4S, 3rd gen iPad
    ^^ yeah. The trick is, move you clock forward before you download, start the movie to initiate the "doomsday clock", then move the system clock back to where it should be.

    It'll probably still mess things up and ,overall, it's a poor method to try to hang onto a rented movie. There are much much simpler ways of obtaining a rented movie indefinitely that I won't mention due to forum rules. I just thought people may want to know about the move to iPod glitch in case they need more than the 24 hour limit to finish up their movie.
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

  8. #8
    Rental service a little buggy, in our favor

    Member Since
    Oct 17, 2007
    Posts
    288
    Specs:
    2.16 GHz C2D, 1GB Ram, MacBook White
    I reckon you could keep the rental if you move it out of folder its downloaded to and renamed/re-encoded not sugesting anything mind

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Buggy iMac
    By galan05 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-20-2010, 07:08 AM
  2. A Big favor to ask..
    By quicksilver in forum Web Design and Hosting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-15-2007, 04:38 AM
  3. A favor or two
    By antizero in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-17-2006, 10:13 PM
  4. Big favor?
    By Mojo027 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-30-2004, 11:19 PM
  5. Need A Favor
    By Mr.Curlynose1 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-25-2004, 05:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •