iTunes Movie Rental: Fatal Flaw

Hey,” I said to myself, “maybe I’ll rent an iTunes movie to watch on the plane,” as I sat down to wait for an hour after arriving early for my flight to Montreal from Boston. Fortunately I had the help of a friendly American with a US iTunes account (we can’t rent movies in Canada yet), so I went through the rental process. It was hard to find a movie that I wanted to watch, but I settled on Live Free or Die Hard. And clicked “Rent.” And then:

My plane leaves in an hour, so I don’t think I’m going to make it (the movie, not my plane).


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Yoel Roth on January 18, 2008 - 22:15 Permalink

It must be a local connection issue in your part, or iTunes is just particularly slow today of all days. The day after the Jobsnote, I rented Ratatouille and saw it downloading at a very decent clip of about 1.5-2MB/s. The whole movie downloaded in about 19 minutes.

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Peter Rukavina on January 18, 2008 - 22:38 Permalink

I suspect you’re right, Yoel: the for-fee wifi here at Logan Airport isn’t exactly zippy.