Ever since I started collecting various items digitally, namely media like music, movies, TV, ebooks and even comics books - I often wondered what would happen if that service ever failed, or if there is some sort of computer glitch that erased your account with a particular service, taking your digital media library with it?
Namely, "what if?"
Now, unfortunately it seems I will be shortly finding out the answer to the question "what if?"
personally - at least in the case of my VHX
collection, as when I tried to login to the VHX streaming service (now owned by Vimeo
) tonight I was greeted by the following troubling alert...
- Admin note: email address has been edited out -
OH NOES! - that's somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50 movies that I currently don't have access to, and am left to wonder what in the hell happened!
I did reach out to VHX customer service via their website and also sent a Tweet; however as it is Sunday night I don't expect a response until tomorrow at the earliest.
I will update this post as events unfold, but it definitely raises concerns about investing significantly in 'purchased' digital media content - and even though I don't anticipate Walmart/Vudu or Apple/iTunes going anywhere anytime soon it does raise the question of "what if?
" doesn't it?