New Harry Potter DVD to contain PC and DMP versions

At the DVD Forum conference in Universal City, CA, Warner Home Video announced that it will release the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD with a bit of extra content. The DVD will contain two additional versions of the latest installment in the Harry Potter series: one for viewing on a […]

At the DVD Forum conference in Universal City, CA, Warner Home Video announced that it will release the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD with a bit of extra content. The DVD will contain two additional versions of the latest installment in the Harry Potter series: one for viewing on a PC and another targeted for digital media players.

It's a move that MPAA chief Dan Glickman promised at last spring's DRM conference, when he said that the studios had a plan in the offing to allow consumers to move DVD content to other devices.

Although it's not clear how exactly the technology will work—and Warner has not yet responded to our requests for comment—the easiest way for Warner to make it happen would be by including the two extra files on the disc. When inserted into a PC, users would then be able to download the files from the DVD.

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