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Amazon Prime Instant Video will let you download movies/TV shows

Old Sep 1, 15, 9:16 am
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Amazon Prime Instant Video will let you download movies/TV shows

This is great for flights and road trips. I guess I don't have to record them anymore on PlayLater.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...d#.VeWyOmN3cch
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Old Sep 1, 15, 9:50 am
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So what is the download size of a TV episode? A 2-hour movie?
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Old Sep 1, 15, 10:03 am
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Not sure. I don't think it is available now yet. It probably depends on if they will let you pick the resolutions. I am guessing around 0.8 to 1.5GB per hour on 1080p?
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I guess I don't have to record them anymore on PlayLater.
I have been looking for something like this. Anyone have opinions on this?
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Old Sep 1, 15, 11:34 am
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I have been looking for something like this. Anyone have opinions on this?
On PlayLater or Amazon Prime Video download? I have been using PlayLater for a while. It works, but the quality even recording in HD is not as good as the original streaming. Once in a while, it will glitch out and not record a show. Once in a while, it won't stop recording. I would recording a 45 min episode and come back 2 hours later and it is still recording. If you cancel it, you lost everything. But the only way to stop it is to cancel.. you cannot say stop recording now and let me see what's in there.
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On PlayLater or Amazon Prime Video download?
PlayLater. Would you recommend this? Can I use this instead of my cable DVR service?
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I have been using the amazon fire phone and my i-pad 2 for the prime download feature. great for travel but remember to download before you travel abroad.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 12:09 pm
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PlayLater. Would you recommend this? Can I use this instead of my cable DVR service?
I don't think so. Your cable DVR records from your cable TV. PlayLater records streaming video on the internet; ie. Hulu, Netflix, CBS, NBC, ...
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Old Sep 1, 15, 2:50 pm
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It is so frustrating that I cannot download to my laptop. I don't want to watch tv on my phone (I'm old, the screen is tiny, forgive me) and I travel with a laptop, not a tablet. Because I actually like a laptop for working, and if I'm not working, I probably get by fine with just my phone. Grr. (I also have a kindle, but it's old school reading only, not a Fire). So I have Amazon Prime but have so many problems using the included media components...... I won't even delve into my lack of internet access because I live in the boonies
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Old Sep 1, 15, 5:00 pm
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I have been looking for something like this. Anyone have opinions on this?
I've been very satisfied with PlayLater. I share a 2-deviceNetflix account, and I use PlayLater overnight to record stuff we want to watch. Then I use Plex to view it when it's convenient for us.

As an aside, does anyone know if there is a way to properly match TV episodes recorded by PlayLater so that Plex can recognize it? Thanks in advance.
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Just tested it out. Availability is limited/random. I smell rights holders .
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Originally Posted by Need View Post
This is great for flights and road trips. I guess I don't have to record them anymore on PlayLater.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...d#.VeWyOmN3cch
It's good to see Amazon trying to catch up to Plex. Plex for me is about 2GB per movie at "high" quality.
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Originally Posted by pseudoswede View Post
I've been very satisfied with PlayLater. I share a 2-deviceNetflix account, and I use PlayLater overnight to record stuff we want to watch. Then I use Plex to view it when it's convenient for us.

As an aside, does anyone know if there is a way to properly match TV episodes recorded by PlayLater so that Plex can recognize it? Thanks in advance.
If it's named properly (i.e. Breaking.Bad.S01E03) Plex should recognize it automatically and download the metadata.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 7:17 am
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It is so frustrating that I cannot download to my laptop. I don't want to watch tv on my phone (I'm old, the screen is tiny, forgive me) and I travel with a laptop, not a tablet.
Amazon has actually had a Windows desktop app for quite some time now that allows you to download your Amazon videos to your laptop to watch them offline (ie., on a plane). I've been using it for years. The problem is, I'm pretty sure they recently discontinued it.
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