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FlixChip to offer movies pre-loaded on USB flash drives

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Oct 2012 23:50 User comments (5)

FlixChip to offer movies pre-loaded on USB flash drives FlixChip, a new startup company, has announced that it will release films pre-loaded to USB flash drives, in an effort to replace DVDs, Blu-rays and other streaming options.
The company is currently in negotiations with major film studios, indie distributors and also video game producers and they have recently signed a content deal with FilmChest Media Group.

FlixChip is looking to offer its products online and in brick-and-mortar stores by the holiday season.

Dubbed the "muvichip," the company's product is a USB flash drive pre-loaded with movie content and other extra features. The device can be loaded directly into computers or devices that can read from USB, including Blu-ray players.

Additionally, "to accommodate tablets like the iPad that don't have USB ports, FlixChip also has developed muvifi, a small-portable player that accepts the muvichip and streams its content to any wifi-enabled smartphone, tablet or TV. As many as five devices can stream a movie from muvifi at the same time," says THR.

Muvichip will also be able to use the cloud library catalog UltraViolet and is compatible with iOS, Windows, OS X, and Android, a.

The drives will be expensive, unfortunately, costing on average $35 each, on par with the MSRP of Blu-rays, although the discs never cost that much at places like Amazon.

FlixChip founder and CEO John Strisower added: "The time is definitely now for the launch of filmed entertainment on the USB platform. The key thing is that the customer already owns the hardware they need for muvichip playback and muvifi local streaming, and they already know how to use it. Along with hard media, VOD and other digital delivery systems, muvichip promises to be the next major content delivery platform."

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5 user comments

17.10.2012 11:23

not a bad idea with the wifi one but lets see how this plays out

27.10.2012 12:56

About time


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37.10.2012 15:18

I see this as a great idea in one hand & a mixed bag of rabid weasels to be attached to my testicles in the other...

I.e., I'll be damned if I'm going to bother with purchasing into one more media circle jerk frontier of the future!!! Meaning: We went from records to 8-tracks - cassettes - CDs - DVDs - BluRays - Now most of us are pretty much writing our stuff to a hard drive, but Hollywierd would have us tapping the "cloud" (till the lights went out).

NOW, we're dabbling with lower cost, more easily mass produced micro drives that the movie studios will probably freak out about pirates hitting on in one fashion or another.

I Ain't Gonna Buy Star Wars Again!!! I don't care what it looks like!


47.10.2012 17:08

Meh, too much money for one "movie stick" (unless you can use it as a regular USB drive later on if you wish) and will be loaded with DRM, meaning they're will probably be no way to download any of these movies, even if there's Ultraviolet on it. My guess is that it will die fast. Too little, too late. Should've been in development way before this for this to mature into a reality.


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57.10.2012 23:22

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Meh, too much money for one "movie stick" (unless you can use it as a regular USB drive later on if you wish) and will be loaded with DRM, meaning they're will probably be no way to download any of these movies, even if there's Ultraviolet on it. My guess is that it will die fast. Too little, too late. Should've been in development way before this for this to mature into a reality.
I was thinking the same thing. This seems kind of late into the game. USB technology isn't exactly new and I'm sure it won't be around for much longer for this to become popular whatsoever.

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