I would definitely pay for the equivalent of iTunes Match for movies, except skipping the part where I used an actual file. I’m looking into the process of finally ripping my collection of Blu-ray [^1] and I am not looking forward to it. It’s also a pain in the ass that there aren’t better devices to play HD video with full TrueHD sound for about $100 with a great interface. The AppleTV is somewhat restricted by not playing popular containers like Matroska (MKV), and most of these devices are set up for internet streaming rather than local files.
[^1]: I had to look up the canonical spelling/punctuation around this. Also, I am abandoning my DVDs because 480p is just not ok on 60” of TV. I really have to figure out how to sell those DVDs, even for cheap, with little effort.
…if any Apple devices were compatible with UltraViolet.
…or if anyone had any idea what UltraViolet was.
I wonder if Apple does something like this eventually as well. It’s like “Rip. Mix. Burn.” — except you pay for it. But I actually think that’s fine if you get an upgrade to HD along the way and automatically get your movies into iCloud (to access from any iDevice).
As someone who has tried to rip their entire DVD collection for several years now, I can tell you what a pain in the ass it is (hence, “several years now”).