The Problem: You finally got that 160GB iPod you've always wanted. Now its time to vent out to the internet to download some movies right? Yes. But what is the best choice? How can I download high quality movies for my new iPod without spending a fortune? In the next few paragraphs I will discuss the different methods and the legality of them.
Millions of people own an iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP and many other gadgets that play music and videos. Where do they get the content? Well there are many sources out there though some are really expensive and some of them may get you into hot water.
Solution 1 Itunes and Zune.Net (Very Expensive but High Quality):
One way to get media for your new device is to use the service from the maker of your device. In the case of an iPod its iTunes. The only problem with iTunes is that it can get quite expensive. The price to download a movie, or download a tv show from itunes ranges from $ 2.99 – $ 9.99. Depending on the title or weather or not you want to keep it. In the case of Zune you are pushed to use Zune pass, which is better but you pay a monthly subscription fee to download movies and download music. The only problem with Zune Pass is that you can only play the downloaded files on your Zune. Not between Zunes, or on your PC. The other devices have similar services with similar problems.
Solution 2 Peer to Peer and File Sharing: (Very Taboo)
Another way people have been obtaining media for their media players is by downloading movies using P2P networks such as Bittorrent, LimeWire, or BearShare. While it may be legal to use the programs, in some countries, its not legal to use them to download copyrighted works such as DVDs, MP3s, and Feature Films. While it may seem like a good idea at the time to use the P2P networks, be VERY CAREFUL. The FPAA, and the RIAA has been known to imposes fines of up to $ 4000 per file downloaded. You may think that you have done everything to anonymize yourself but your ISP will rat you out in a heart beat. Best bet is to stay away from this method. Do not say I did not warn you.
Solution 3 Download Subscription Services:
The best alternative is to use a reputable download subscription service. There are a ton of these out there on the internet. The offer the Unlimited downloads of latest Movies and TV shows. Some of them even offer games for you iPod, PSP, and Zune.
Now you have a good idea of the different choices when it comes to downloading movies to enjoy on your new media player. Enjoy, have fun and be safe.