Getting movies onto my iPad: Bleg

I am about to make a trans-Pacific flight. Moreover I am doing this on a third world American Airlines plane that I am reliably informed does not have individual movies on demand. This is a fairly serious problem but of course to any Troppodillian it is more of an opportunity in disguise.  Time to get out the trusty iPad and load it up with movies. Only to discover that this is easier said than done – at least for me.  iTunes selection is woeful. I presume this has something to do with Australia’s wise decision to cooperate with the IP Cartel’s parcelling up of the world into separate fiefdoms so that we can’t be given the variety that is available on other continents.

In any event I’d like to load onto my iPad some movies that I actually want to watch.  Renting would be fine, though I’ll probably purchase if necessary. I’d be happy with a good selection of old classics if necessary. Why the hell iTunes doesn’t have a good selection of those I don’t know. Does anyone? Or am I missing something?

Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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Michael
Michael
10 years ago

Avoid Apple stuff and it’s lock in? You blame Australia for it’s “decision to cooperate with the IP Cartel’s parcelling up of the world into separate fiefdoms” yet you were the one who voted with your pocket and bought a device designed to enforce such questionable anti-competitive laws.

Just take a book – few movies are even worth watching these days, and movie overload on long flights is one big reason I feel that way.

Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

I second Michael’s comment, just don’t buy Apple. Don’t use I-Tunes. Forget that you knew about them!

You will probably also want to avoid the Sony product when that comes out.

Buy the product if its easy and practical to do so, pirate it if its not. As you note, the present state of copyright law long ago left the realm of the morally defensible.

rog
rog
10 years ago

Try dragging movie into Itunes then syncing to the Ipad.

Pedro
Pedro
10 years ago

slysoft works to get at your existing dvds

Antonios
10 years ago

On the subject of iProducts, I thought this was a pretty good article on Apple (and an excellent, sly dig at “management” taught in MBAs):

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/jobs-made-apple-great-by-ignoring-profit-20110831-1jkns.html

Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

No Nick, it’s the Age, you aren’t missing anything.