Report: YouTube to Stream Movie Rentals

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gamerjames

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I wouldn't. I can't watch movies on my computer unless I am on a plane. I'd just go out and rent it somewhere else and watch it on a comfy couch and huge tv.
 

ainarssems

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I never buy or rent movies, this is what friends are for, just borrow or watch @ friends house. If they were like $1.99 I might consider renting on youtube .
 

cryogenic

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Finally! What took them so long for such a basic service? Let's just hope now that the price will be acceptable.

 

ainarssems

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.I wouldn't. I can't watch movies on my computer unless I am on a plane. I'd just go out and rent it somewhere else and watch it on a comfy couch and huge tv
Here is the crazy idea: why don't Yo4u connect Your PC to TV.
 

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[citation][nom]gamerjames[/nom]I wouldn't. I can't watch movies on my computer unless I am on a plane. I'd just go out and rent it somewhere else and watch it on a comfy couch and huge tv.[/citation]

there are TVs with built-in Youtube support as well as third-party video players such as Popcorn Hour...

i've tried to watch regular Youtube video on TV and it was worse than watching with rabbit ears...

i don't know what kind of bit rate the rental films will have...i hope it'll be good enough to at least get SD quality to TV....
 

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[citation][nom]ainarssems[/nom]Here is the crazy idea: why don't You connect Your PC to TV.[/citation]

You took the words out of my mouth. I have this setup in 3 locations at home here. You get the big screen advantages, without the need to transfer file to pendrive or DVD. A half-decent wireless mouse is pretty practical too of course.
 

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3.99 is a bit expensive, considering all it takes to watch it. (good internet connection, a good PC connected to either a TV or a good monitor). Hell, I could even buy a DVD for that price.

I'd rather rent a physical DVD for the same price and just need a tv and a cheap dvd player.

However, like someone else said, if the price was down do 1.99, I'd seriously consider.
 

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Maybe they could charge based on the quality of the movie, I think that a 2mb/s streaming video isnt worth as much as say a 8mb/s streaming video. It would also help get people with low bandwidth to rent them from youtube instead of going to the local rental place and pay a few dollars more. But its up to the movie studios and google/youtube on how much a lower quality video will be worth. Maybe the studios will think that content is more important than quality..
 

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[citation][nom]ssalim[/nom]Walmart - $1 rental per day.Netflix? unlimited per month at what, I forgot, but it's worth more than $3 per rental.[/citation]
netflix 8.99 a month
 

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how will this relate to netflix's online streaming.. sign up for 2 dvd rentals.. and u get a huge library of streaming movies/tv shows..etc.. its about time we get another strong competitor for netflix.. but price will be the factor here since netflix already has the content.
 

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[citation][nom]maigo[/nom]download a movie for $4 or download a movie for free, hmmmm[/citation]
Or get sued for a million.
 
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