Jaman Launches HD Movie Rentals for Mac

Jaman has launched a service that delivers international and independent films in HD to the Mac desktop with a player, similar to iTunes. An additional feature will allow the user to broadcast those movies to Apple TV, and then on to an HDTV.

Last week, Jaman announced distribution agreements with Dreamachine, Fortissimo, the Trust Film Library, and Fortune Star.

Jaman Player on Mac OS X

Movies in HD format can be purchased for US$4.99 or rented for $1.99.

"A suitably modified Apple TV supports the Jaman Apple TV plug-in, available now. This plug-in, once loaded, provides a menu option to synchronize with your Jaman media player so that new movies and other media automatically load onto your Apple TV box and are available for viewing through your flat-screen or other home theater display," a Jaman representative told iPO. They also noted that such modifications "need strong tech skills and void the warranty agreement for your [Apple TV] device."

However, for those who simply want to rent or purchase a wide range of independent and international films directly on their Mac, the Jaman player will be a free application. The recommended system is a 1.8 GHz G5 or a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better and a video card with 64 MB of VRAM or more and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.