4Flix.Net has launched its FREE*PRESS annual subscription service, allowing unrestricted access to hundreds of feature-length movies, television shows, cartoons and independent films for a full year. At a blockbuster introductory price of just $99 per year, it provides a wealth of media to the consumer and features dozens of new titles added each month. Subscribers also receive access to an exclusive suggestion form, providing them with a voice in selecting the type of content added over the course of the year.
Most other video subscription sites offer only streaming media or restrictive Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems, and when an account expires, access to those files are lost.
According to Cory Doctorow, former spokesman for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and writer for the influential technology blog BoingBoing, there are several advantages to 4Flix.Net’s DRM-free content. “If you amass a video collection of DRM video from Microsoft, Apple, Google, Yahoo or other restrictive suppliers, you’re dooming yourself to either throwing out all your movies when you want to change platforms, or keeping multiple players and libraries from these competing companies that are attempting to woo the entertainment companies to licensing content for their locked-down platforms by promising ever-tighter restrictions in their players. With 4Flix, you get great movies and a great investment because the movies arrive without DRM, you can be sure that you’ll be able to play them back on devices and players from lots of companies for the rest of time. You can give them to your kids in your will or donate them to a school library. They’re yours, and you can use them as you see fit,” Doctorow stated in the press release.
With 4Flix.Net’s FREE*PRESS, the files are downloaded into the hard drive for viewing at any time on a computer, television or iPod, with no expirations or DRM hassles. These high-quality H.264 MP4 files can also be burned to DVD for backup and even viewed on upcoming high-definition DVD players, providing a great investment value for the long-term.
H.264 content is the next generation video entertainment standard, enabling 4Flix.Net content to be played back on a wide variety of platforms, such as:
– Macintosh: Apple’s new “living-room ready” Mac Minis and iMacs
– Windows: Microsoft’s upcoming Origami Ultra Portable PCs, Intel’s VIIV
– Apple’s video-capable iPod
– Sony’s Play Station Portable (PSP)
– Blu-ray: Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 3
– HD-DVD: Toshiba’s HD-XA1 HD DVD player
4Flix.Net’s FREE*PRESS subscription is online at http://www.4Flix.Net/freepass/
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