By using the name in2movies, the US-American Movie- and TV Company Warner Bros starts together with Arvato a new Service for downloading fee required Movies in Germany. The distribution happens across Peer-to-Peer and Download-Servers.
The Movie-Library is still under construction. To use the offer you need to download an own Software which is 46,08 Megabyte big. At the moment you can find movies like Harry Potter, Last Samurai or Matrix: Reloaded there. The pricing takes place between interesting 6,99 EUR and solid 14,99 EUR, depending on topicality. Moreover there are TV-Episodes from Friends or Babylon 5 for about 0,99 EUR.
The Requirement for in2movies is MS Windows XP or Windows Media Center Edition 2005 and the IE6. As of now, Mac and Linux Users won’t be able to use in2movies. The platform is using the Microsoft-Software integrated digital Rightsmanagement, which is the requirement for burning and playing those movies. Additionally you need 512 Megabytes of RAM and a broadband Flatrate.
There is also a bonus for people using the P2P Methode. For uploading bought movies you will get so called MoviePoints which can be used to buy movies if you earned enough of them. That makes it easy for Arvato because they don’t have to build up the whole infrastructure themselve.
The price of 15,99 EUR is a joke, you can go two times into the cinema for that. Although, the model of 6,99 EUR sounds quite interesting. Anyway, even if you have burned a downloaded Movie to a DVD (which is possible) you can’t watch it on your DVD Player. It only works on your PC, nice one! For 15,99 EUR I gonna buy the movies on DVD and play it everywhere, PC and TV.
Here’s the link.