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Flixster Disc to Digital Beta - 5 free credits

changeup45 168 February 3, 2013 at 06:48 AM in Entertainment (5)
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Download the desktop Flixster app and try their disc to digital beta. I got 5 free credits. It appears the credits are only good for SD copies. Their movie library isn't quite as extensive as Vudu's but I had no problem converting 5 DVDs I had. Movies will be added to your Ultraviolet collection.

Here's the download link

http://desktop.flixster.com/win/F...rSetup.exe

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Lord Baron of Sealand
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Finally got it to recognize the disc, and now it's giving me $2.50 SD and no option for HD. Last time, it at least gave me an option for HD!

Flixster is becoming dead to me here.. laugh out loud
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Finally got it to recognize the disc, and now it's giving me $2.50 SD and no option for HD. Last time, it at least gave me an option for HD!

Flixster is becoming dead to me here.. laugh out loud
Some titles are not available in HD. Depends on the movie, or perhaps more importantly, the studio.

Did you ever get the credits to show up?
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Some titles are not available in HD. Depends on the movie, or perhaps more importantly, the studio.

Did you ever get the credits to show up?
Nah, they still haven't shown. Maybe I should uninstall and reinstall the program..

Oh, and what I meant by that was, the last time I put that specific disc in, it gave me an HD option, but no longer.. did they "sell out" of the HD version? Wink2
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Nah, they still haven't shown. Maybe I should uninstall and reinstall the program..
Oh, and what I meant by that was, the last time I put that specific disc in, it gave me an HD option, but no longer.. did they "sell out" of the HD version? Wink2
Hey just wanted to bump for a follow up? Did you even get the 5 credits?
I just installed it and though the beta option is there, there are no 5 credits Frown. I'll keep trying but just wondered if you ever got the option for them?

I recently (December 2012) got into the whole UV process. And was looking for something the other day & stumbled on Cinema Now (now) being linked to UV - which I guess it was back in Dec 2012 as well but nothing on the UV website pointed me to that information at that time (only Flixster & Vudu) and since I had a Universal Movie w/ UV, and had played with pocket blu-ray before I knew that - that also sort of worked for their own movies.

I've now linked my account to them which means on pretty much every device I have I have at least 1 if not 2 options to stream form my growing UV collection (Vudu & Cinema Now).
I see that Cinema Now had the first beta & Vudu + Flixster added their own at home Disc to Digital process which is pretty positive.
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Hey just wanted to bump for a follow up? Did you even get the 5 credits?
I just installed it and though the beta option is there, there are no 5 credits Frown. I'll keep trying but just wondered if you ever got the option for them?

I recently (December 2012) got into the whole UV process. And was looking for something the other day & stumbled on Cinema Now (now) being linked to UV - which I guess it was back in Dec 2012 as well but nothing on the UV website pointed me to that information at that time (only Flixster & Vudu) and since I had a Universal Movie w/ UV, and had played with pocket blu-ray before I knew that - that also sort of worked for their own movies.

I've now linked my account to them which means on pretty much every device I have I have at least 1 if not 2 options to stream form my growing UV collection (Vudu & Cinema Now).
I see that Cinema Now had the first beta & Vudu + Flixster added their own at home Disc to Digital process which is pretty positive.
Well, I haven't checked it in a while, but got so frustrated that I don't really even care anymore, haha. I'll never be buying the service, so.. (but I'll check again tonight for posterity, heh)
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Download the desktop Flixster app and try their disc to digital beta. I got 5 free credits. It appears the credits are only good for SD copies. Their movie library isn't quite as extensive as Vudu's but I had no problem converting 5 DVDs I had. Movies will be added to your Ultraviolet collection.
Here's the download link
http://desktop.flixster.com/win/F...rSetup.exe
No idea if this is why or related but it sound like the older install file that you used may be why were not getting the free credit offer. After reading this thread thru: http://forum.vudu.com/showthread....61&page=10

Do you / anyone still have that original .exe install? Not sure if that would work of if they would just download the newest version that I just got anyway or not.
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Well, I haven't checked it in a while, but got so frustrated that I don't really even care anymore, haha. I'll never be buying the service, so.. (but I'll check again tonight for posterity, heh)
Thanks, I read in a much longer thread that tracks the progression that they had a lot of issues not just only some getting the credits offered but also the option being flaky as to whether it's there or not.
http://forum.vudu.com/showthread....61&page=10
Or it's just random - somehow flixster decided who gets the offer & who doesn't
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthre...072&page=2

Hope you get lucky.
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No idea if this is why or related but it sound like the older install file that you used may be why were not getting the free credit offer. After reading this thread thru: http://forum.vudu.com/showthread....61&page=10

Do you / anyone still have that original .exe install? Not sure if that would work of if they would just download the newest version that I just got anyway or not.
I honestly don't know. My guess would be whatever file you downloaded Flixster would make you update to the latest version. But I am not sure.

I downloaded the exe file in the original post shortly after they released the beta disc to digital. The credits showed up immediately without doing anything else, and redeemed just as easily (assuming the movie was available). Obviously it didn't work for everyone. I have heard of people emailing them asking about the credits not showing and getting them. Flixster does have some excellent service (especially compared to CinemaNow) but I don't know if they would do anything now.

Wish I could help more.
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I honestly don't know. My guess would be whatever file you downloaded Flixster would make you update to the latest version. But I am not sure.

I downloaded the exe file in the original post shortly after they released the beta disc to digital. The credits showed up immediately without doing anything else, and redeemed just as easily (assuming the movie was available). Obviously it didn't work for everyone. I have heard of people emailing them asking about the credits not showing and getting them. Flixster does have some excellent service (especially compared to CinemaNow) but I don't know if they would do anything now.

Wish I could help more.
Hey that was actually a great help. IDK if it was because of the email, I'm thinking yes. Bc i had installed it, then I logged in logged out a few times that day before leaving it alone. Then tried the next day still nothing. Sent an email and the CS agent said log out (I already was) and log back in, and when I logged in the credits were there. Not sure if they did it but that is my feeling. Repped! ya.

EDIT: P.S. So I have a stack of $1 & $1.50 DVDs from Pawn America. About 1/3 of them were eligible for Flixster to convert that probably wasn't so bad bc I then had less to decide over (but would have liked to add Super Troopers & Scary Movie 2) just for some giggles on demand but no dice thru Flixster. I tried to pick movies that I thought didn't need the HD quality.
Anyway it only took about 30 seconds to detect and add each of the 5 free movies (after the time it took finding which ones from the list etc. that flixster could add and then decidng which ones I wanted to add).
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Hey that was actually a great help. IDK if it was because of the email, I'm thinking yes. Bc i had installed it, then I logged in logged out a few times that day before leaving it alone. Then tried the next day still nothing. Sent an email and the CS agent said log out (I already was) and log back in, and when I logged in the credits were there. Not sure if they did it but that is my feeling. Repped! ya.

EDIT: P.S. So I have a stack of $1 & $1.50 DVDs from Pawn America. About 1/3 of them were eligible for Flixster to convert that probably wasn't so bad bc I then had less to decide over (but would have liked to add Super Troopers & Scary Movie 2) just for some giggles on demand but no dice thru Flixster. I tried to pick movies that I thought didn't need the HD quality.
Anyway it only took about 30 seconds to detect and add each of the 5 free movies (after the time it took finding which ones from the list etc. that flixster could add and then decidng which ones I wanted to add).

Great! Glad it worked for you.
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Worked for me...thanks OP!
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Worked for me...thanks OP!
Hey just to follow up, so did you use the link on the website or the link the OP posted. And did you have the credits instantly?
What version of the software do you have?

Thanks
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Thought I'd update this since I know some had issues redeeming the free credits before.

Flixster is now advertising their disc-to-digital right there when you log into your account online. It says:

"To get started, install Flixster Desktop on your PC or Mac
Start now and get 5 free copies!"

So, before the credits just showed up (for some), now they are advertising it. Here's a link to the latest version of their desktop software:

http://www.flixster.com/d2d/downloadFD/

That's a download link. If you log into your account you'll see the disc-to-digital link there on the left side.

If you have tried before unsuccessfully I urge you to try again (if you want the 5 free copies). I am determined for this to work for everyone! :-)
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I'll have to try again, I keep forgetting about it.. pinning the thread now! Thanks changeup!
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