iTunes Music Store now selling videos


Abstract:
The proof is in the screenshot.

Body:
Check it out, the iTunes Music Store is now selling videos, in the U.S. store at least:



Screenshots available here.

As of this writing, they offer no preview, and their times are listed as zero, which they obviously are not.

Too bad I accidently bought the single song first and then had to buy the album again to try the videos. They show up in the "Purchased Music" playlist just like any other song, and behave in the same way that videos imported from your hard drive do, with the option to play them in the "Album Art" box, in a separate window, or full screen. My purchase history indicates that I was able to do this as of 9:20 PM tonight.

I have not yet had a chance to test if movies can be shared via Bonjour. I did transfer one of the files to another (non-authorized) computer via another method, and it plays, meaning there is no DRM. Very interesting. The videos do not transfer to iPods.

I've published an iMix containing a listing of all the albums which have downloadable videos. If you think this is a useful iMix, please vote for it. Email me if you find one I missed.

Well, I have to get back to work, so I'll point you to the MacRumors article, which I'm sure will be updated with more information about this new service throughout the night.

Posted: Monday - May 09, 2005 at 06:23 PM          


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