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Sonic to sell movies on USB drives

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jul 2009 1:48 User comments (3)

Sonic to sell movies on USB drives Sonic Solutions has announced that will begin selling USB drives loaded with movies that are available through their CinemaNow service, at retail price, beginning later this year.
The drives will each hold one film, and will come from the CinemaNow library, which offers over 10,000 films from all the major studios.

The movies can be played right from the drive or through many of the CinemaNow integrated devices. The content is yours forever once you buy it.

“Delivering content on USB drives is the latest example of how Roxio CinemaNow is enabling access to digital Hollywood hits across the broadest possible range of devices,”
Dave Habiger, president and CEO at Sonic, added, via VB. “Teaming with industry leaders such as Widevine is allowing us to overcome the technical hurdles of digital rights management and platform optimization behind the scenes, so all the consumer experiences are convenient, hassle-free entertainment viewing.”

The drives will be sold independently at retail or bundled with phones or other devices.

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3 user comments

126.7.2009 14:12

Usenet + Newegg would be a lot cheaper. :)

226.7.2009 14:51

hmmm...interesting idea. I may be inclined to buy a movie this way. If the very likely DRM crippling isnt involved.

So, I'm guessing it would only run in Roxios own container? Whatever that is.

Were they to offer a high quality copy that could be freely converted I think it may work. Assuming its on a 4 gig stick it may actually be a good deal.

326.7.2009 21:50

a Movies on the go service would be better. have like a kiosk let people pick a movie they like and stick a thumb drive in the kiosk to download it to.

maybe in the next 50 years

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