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4Flix.Net offers subscription plan for DRM-free videos

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, April 7, 2006
News Categories: iPod

4Flix.Net has announced its Free*Pass annual subscription service, which allows unrestricted access to the site’s collection of iPod-ready videos for a full year. The $99 service allows members to download any of 4Flix.Net’s DRM-free feature-length movies, classic TV shows, and independent films. “The first subscription-based Download-To-Own movie service featuring unlimited access to full-length DRM-free movies allows consumers to download hundreds of available titles, with dozens more added each month,” says the site. “Avoiding Digital Rights Management restrictions provides a better long-term entertainment investment, while enabling 4Flix.Net content to play back on a wide range of H.264-compatible hardware platforms, from video iPods to high-definition DVD players.”

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1

Great idea, horrible site.  I wouldn’t pay $.99 for anything from there, let alone $99!

Posted by A on April 7, 2006 at 10:56 AM (PDT)

2

Hey you guys get some great content and this will explode. This is exactly what we want. DRM free :D

Posted by Jonathan Keim on April 7, 2006 at 11:28 AM (PDT)

3

They lowered the price to $49.

Posted by Spencer on April 7, 2006 at 11:44 AM (PDT)

4

Hey! Lets not be so quick to be critical. I’m sure TONS of people are just begging to have “Bride of the Gorilla” or “The Brain that Wouldn’t Die” on their iPods…. just BEGGING!

Posted by jeremytheindian on April 7, 2006 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

5

Great idea but looking through some of the movie titles they have available to download I wouldn’t pay the price until the selection is more extensive.  Even at the $49USD price it’s to much with the titles they have available for sale. The other thing would be how do they handle downloads that have a poor quality picture?  The forum is not up and running for tech support as of yet and there is not much information on the site.

This will be a wait and see what develops.  Hopefully, they will put out more detailed information.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on April 7, 2006 at 11:59 AM (PDT)

6

Okay, so we are expected to pay $49 a year for a bunch of movies that are already in the public domain and can be found for free with a 2 minute google search or a handful of TV shows and movies that haven’t hit the copyright free zone yet, but are all but unwatchable. If iTunes offered this stuff up at a dime apiece, do you think they would make a buck by the end of the week?

Posted by Vic on April 7, 2006 at 12:27 PM (PDT)

7

Not necessarily a bad idea, but for a subscription service there’s not much in the way of content, public domain or not. What few category pages I got to load only had a handful of titles, then the rest of the site had the audacity to lock up on me.

Little content, little bandwidth…a stirring impression left for the consumer…NEXT!

Posted by flatline response on April 7, 2006 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

8

Many of these shows look great.  Yes they are old and yes they have a small group they appeal to but they do appeal to me and I’m turning my iPod into a video server so this would be a great way to easily access many many old shows I would love to have.

Posted by MacBandit on April 7, 2006 at 3:28 PM (PDT)

9

wow… as far as I know, 2 of the 3 scifi/fantasy movie we’re on MST3k. That kinda says what kind of movie’s your getting.

Posted by Dorian on April 8, 2006 at 8:56 AM (PDT)

10

Veho is offering the same movies for free.  Why would anyone want to pay for movies that are part of the public domain.  That you be like going to a libary and paying to check out a book.

Posted by shaftman75 on April 8, 2006 at 6:11 PM (PDT)

11

This is the right way to run a subscription service.

Posted by LukeA on April 8, 2006 at 6:35 PM (PDT)

12

THATS AN AMAZING DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to but that right now!

Posted by Betty Koyle on April 9, 2006 at 9:46 AM (PDT)

13

Hello people VEOH has the same deal for the great low price of FREE.  What more could you ask for?

Posted by shaftman75 on April 9, 2006 at 7:02 PM (PDT)

14

Simply amazing.  NBC is now going to be offering free online programming (with ads).

Interesting to say the least, and a possible injury to Apple.

Posted by cg on April 10, 2006 at 7:45 AM (PDT)

15

Holy cow! This is EXACTLY what I want… Who wants Justin Timberloaf and Russell Grope when you can have Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Bela Freakin Lugosi!

They have a few Famous Studios, Fleischer and Terry cartoons there. The rights to the libraries of these studios are owned by Paramount Home Video, who is sitting on them and not releasing them. The fact that there hasn’t been a good B&W Popeye DVD is a crime.

God bless the public domain. I’ll support it with my hard earned cash.

See ya
Steve

Posted by Stephen Worth in North Hollywood, CA on April 11, 2006 at 7:15 AM (PDT)

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