Recent marketing has drawn attention to the film download market as we move away from DVDs to digital storage on our own devices. iLoaded took a benign view of the credit crunch and encouraged users to download feature films for £1.99!
There are also good deals on music videos and games for PC but it’s very Windows PC oriented. The film downloads are copyright protected to prevent piracy so you know you’re getting the real deal but it’s a Windows DRM based security that’s in place. Just make sure your windows media player is up to date, that’s all I’m saying…
One interesting feature is the OMA DRM format (.DCF) that can be transferred to supporting mobile phones – this is a pretty sweet idea in principle but there are compatibility issues and the market is still settling down to some sort of cross-platform industry standard.
Note: Mac users do have a limited selection of Quicktime titles that are DRM-free 🙂