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EZTakes enables burning of DVD movies

updated 10:25 am EDT, Fri September 8, 2006

EZTakes for digital DVDs

EZTakes has released the EZTakes Download Manager for Mac OS X, which allows users to purchase any of the nearly 1,000 movie downloads available on the EZTakes site and then burn those titles to standard recordable DVDs that will play in virtually any standard DVD player. In order to discourage piracy, EZTakes has developed technology that personalizes all DVDs with the purchasing consumer's identity and an embedded ID number. People who make unauthorized copies would incriminate themselves because the copies are clearly traceable. Movies on EZTakes start as low as $1.99 per download. Most EZTakes DVDs offer the same quality and all of the extra features of the original DVD. The site offers dozens of movie classics, a number of independent films, a small selection of Bollywood films, Yoga training videos, and more. The offers are sorted by category and also offer customer ratings on each as well as a preview video clip.

by MacNN Staff



  1. dchin203

    Joined: Dec 1969


    DRM is a myth

    Digital rights management (DRM) is a generic term that refers to access control technologies used by hardware manufacturers, publishers and copyright holders to limit usage of digital media or devices. DRM is controversial and rightfully so, as consumers avoid it wherever and whenever it crops up.

    Eztakes and its constant insistance on DRM, is more of a hindrance for any filmmaker and producer. The people who would use download features are realistically not there: they download from p2p sites anyways. DRM does not actually exist, because any content can be downgraded to analog and then digitzed again; thus eztakes' claims of DRM are misleading, if mot false.

    For independent producers other and better options such as filmbay ,brosmedia and xing are available. Their networking and distribution features are well beyond the standard fare, suggesting a web 3.0 notion. Indy producers need useful tools. Time will tell how things will pan out, but at least there are some good choices out there.

    Dave Wakefield

  1. zillion167

    Joined: Dec 1969


    EzTakes unhelpful pawns

    EzTakes only advantage may be rare and hard to find media for customers in region 1. They still enforce ridiculous region codes so forget about buying a dvd when on holiday or even buying a dvd made from the country you are in, if it isn't region 1. Their downloads are only slighltly less trouble than the competitors they name. Sure, you can burn their DVDs, but you can't move away from region 1, or the disc wont play. So much for their portability and easy claims. EzTakes are just pawns.

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