The 3 AM 2 Movie Download
Some Apple TV channels might have limits for how many titles can be downloaded simultaneously and the number of devices you can download content on. If you reach the limit, the Apple TV app alerts you. If you want to download more titles, delete TV episodes or movies that you already downloaded from one of your (or your family's) devices.
The 3 AM 2 Movie Download
Eminem raps from the perspective of a serial killer questioning his own sanity and recalling a string of murders. The song, according to Eminem, is said to be closer to the overall sound of the album, as opposed to the poppy, fun-poking "We Made You". It's meant to be an ode to his fascination with horror movie characters such as Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lecter. It features Eminem presumably rapping from the perspective of his alter ego Slim Shady, using both internal and multi-syllabic rhyme schemes in his three verses. The song contains a line from The Silence of the Lambs ('She puts the lotion in the bucket, she puts the lotion on her skin. She puts the lotion in the bucket, she puts the lotion on her skin, or else she will get the hose again.'). This is the third time Eminem uses a reference to The Silence of the Lambs, to which Eminem also referred in the D12 song "American Psycho" from Devil's Night and the music video for "You Don't Know" from The Re-Up. He later referenced the movie again in the track "Buffalo Bill" from Relapse: Refill. The beginning of the song uses a sample of "Ghost of Love" by Timeless Legend. The song has a much darker concept than most of Relapse's songs, which are generally more humorous, which sets it aside greatly from much of the album. The censored version removes references of killing or murder, but the music video keeps the words in.
On Shade 45, Eminem announced that shooting for the video had been entirely complete and was shot in Detroit, Michigan at 3 am with director Syndrome, who also worked on the video for "Crack a Bottle". It premiered on Cinemax, May 2 right before the movie The Strangers. It follows Eminem playing a serial killer who is escaping from a rehabilitation clinic and killing everyone who might try to stop him. The video takes place at Popsomp Hills Rehabilitation Center in Detroit; the name of a fake rehabilitation clinic, which serves as a viral campaign for the release of Relapse. The music video shows murder victims laying bloody, beaten and helpless after what seems to be a killing spree performed by Eminem's alter ego, Slim Shady. The song and video suggests that it has a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde theme, being Eminem as the good side and Slim Shady as the evil side. Slim Shady roams the halls of Popsomp Hills at 3:00 am and violently slaughters members of the staff on duty and warns the audience: "It's 3 am and here I come so you should probably run." Eminem is also shown watching the music video to "Crack a Bottle" on a television, which is also directed by Syndrome. New York magazine described the video as a revival of the "torture porn" subgenre of horror films. It was voted the fourth best video of 2009 by Fuse TV.
The movie starts with few students trespassing on a haunted place called "Rudra Mills", where they are stopped by Sunny to go further into the premises. Sunny then narrates his story to them. He starts by narrating about his fiancée Sarah who used to do programmes on haunted places and while once she was unable to find her Bhagwad Gita, so she unwillingly had to leave for her show without it. At around midnight, Sunny woke up to see Sarah crying and on being asked what happened, Sarah says,"I am sorry" before vanishing away. While confused, Sunny receives a call from police informing him about the death of Sarah, who was found hanged from the walls of Rudra Mills which was deemed as a haunted place.
Also - be aware that if your download speed is slow then AppleTV 2 is effectively unusable for anything else in the interim, as if you do it frequently flushes the rental so when you go back to check download time it will start from scratch and redownload even the portion that had previously been downloaded. This is stupid memory management which IMO could be handled better for slow connections by protecting rentals partially dowloaded and warning the user if an action would delete it. Feedback to:
I am having the same problem. Wanted to watch a movie the other night... Apple Tv say's loading then it will be available in 8 hrs. . I left it on but switched to satellite input to Tv . A day later checked and Apple said the movie would be available in 3 hrs. Same deal . Left it on . Checked today and it will be available in 2 hrs. At this rate I could make a movie. It is almost as if I have to sit there and prevent the screen from going to screen saver and watch the time slowly pass.
This is one of the first things I've noticed after purchasing my Apple TVs. Downloading movies or TV shows is painfully slow.....even though I have a high speed internet connection. All other downloads elsewhere are very fast. It is only when I download from the iTunes store that it takes 2 or 3 hours to download a movie. What is really annoying is that Apple TV will not allow you to start viewing the movie until it is almost nearing completion. It is frustrating to see so much content already downloaded but be unable to view it.
I bought my ATV2 to use as an audio Airplay bridge to my stereo, and as I don't use it for video, I've always been puzzled by threads like this. Can someone clarify how this works? What happens when you rent a movie or TV show? Does it download to your computer and play back from that local content? Assuming you have a reasonably fast connection (I have 20 Mbps), how soon would it be available to play? Surely it would start in just a few seconds and be like streaming, right? If not, how is this even remotely a substitute for things like PPV and On Demand? Is the ATV capable of streaming any content Netflix-style from Apple? Or is it all based on downloading files to the PC with iTunes as the intermediary?
jon8979.........The whole purpose of Apple TV is not to have to go through the hassle of loading the movies on your computer first. The Apple TV connects to an HDMI port on your TV and connects wirelessly to your router, so the movies are downloaded directly to the Apple TV. I also use the Apple TV for Netflix and Netflix movies play instantly, however they are streamed differently from Apple movies. The problem is downloading a movie purchase or rental from the iTunes store. Even on my high speed connection, as I stated before, the movies and/or TV shows download painfully slow from the iTunes store. As I also said in my previous post.....you can't start playing the movie until it is almost fully downloaded, more than 3/4 of the way, or until after a couple of hours or more. I don't understand why they don't allow live streaming in he same way Netflix does. Movies from the iTunes store don't really stream at all. And that is my beef. Surely they could do this in a faster way. When I download movies via my computer from other sources (not the iTunes store), even when they aren't live streaming, they download fully in 20 minutes to a half hour. Only from the iTunes store is it so slow......so I really think it has very little to do with connection speed.
There should be no reason why it takes longer to download to AppleTV and start than to your computer unless your wifi connection to AppleTV is the rate limiting step. If you could connect temporarily by ethernet that would help determine if wifi is the issue for you.
Both of you are talking about "downloading to the Apple TV", and that's part of the confusion. To "download" is to receive a file from the Internet onto persistent storage such that it is available until deleted. The ATV has only got 8 GB of Flash, and my understanding is that it does not really "download" anything. It uses the Flash as a buffer and cache. OTOH, you actually do download rented and purchased video from the iTunes store to your PC. I see Alley_Cat wrote earlier that this iTunes video must download in its entirety before you can view it. So please tell me if this is correct, talking about Apple's content:
1. You can use iTunes to download rentals and purchases, and they must download completely before they become usable. Only then you can use the ATV to stream them. (You cannot initiate any streaming from iTunes; it's purely downloading.)
2. When you initiate the rental or purchase from the ATV, it's purely streaming. The PC's iTunes is never involved, and the files are never downloaded. It's expected that a streamed file is to begin playing immediately, but if you can't sustain, say, 8 Mbps, it can take 30 minutes or longer before it becomes available to watch. (So you might as well have downloaded it to your PC with iTunes, as you can't get any immediate satisfaction, which absolutely is expected of streaming. Can you ever convert a streaming purchase into a download?)
Both of you are talking about "downloading to the Apple TV", and that's part of the confusion. To "download" is to receive a file from the Internet onto persistent storage such that it is available until deleted.
Semantics I'm afraid. I know what you're saying, but whether you call it partially downloading or caching/buffering the problem is the same. If you want to call it a cache/buffer then its size varies from title to tile and even during the process if the connection rate changes.
AppleTV analyses connection rate (many places where this can fall down), then knowing the fixed file size for a particular rental or purchase it determines how much it must download (or cache) to local storage in order to playback withoiut interruption as the rest of the file downloads/caches in the background.
I use the term download, as in my experience, provided I have not finished a film to the end I can then navigate freely back and forth without the 'buffering' restarting - so if it is a buffer it seems to increase in size rather than acting in a fixed or FIFO manner.