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oneday

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iTunes digital movie recovery?
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:31:38 PM »
Got word from the computer shop that our old hard drive has a mechanical failure. $475, and they don't guarantee they will get the data.

We had a lot of movie digital downloads we got using the codes from BluRay disks we bought. We, well really Mr. O, used iTunes to download and organize them.

Can he re-download them because he used iTunes?  Does iTunes remember what your media was like that?  I don't think he has the codes anymore, but could be wrong about that (he is a pack rat). 

I don't want to install a current version of iTunes on the computer in order to find out, as it is still as old as it was before it crashed, just with a replacement hard drive (likely used). I found iTunes to be a resource hog in the past.

I have never used iTunes personally, so let me know if I'm asking a nonsensical question.
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Re: iTunes digital movie recovery?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 12:50:06 PM »
iTunes should have kept a list of everything under the "Purchased" tab.

If you look at my pic, I downloaded the movie "Rush" back in 2014 after getting a download code with the blu-ray. It will show up on any PC when I log into iTunes.


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Re: iTunes digital movie recovery?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 12:53:55 PM »
iTunes is a turd but I'm pretty sure it'll do what you want.  When I bought an iPhone last year and logged into my Apple account on it, it started playing music I had purchased in 2003 on iTunes.

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Re: iTunes digital movie recovery?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 07:20:46 PM »
@Dave1442397: thanks, that kind of personal experience is helpful and exactly what I was hoping to learn.  The thing that was throwing me was use of the term "purchased".  We didn't buy through iTunes, so wasn't sure it would count as Purchased.

@ketchup: ha, I see that you feel about iTunes the same way I do!

Thanks to you both.  I will tell Mr. O the good news.  When we pull the trigger on our next computer, he can get his movies back.
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