The advent of the internet has revolutionized the entire concept of entertainment. If you thought that the internet was just for information or downloading songs and listening to music online, think again. The latest internet utilities allow you to watch movies online, download and store them on your computer.
There are websites that gain access to movie sneak previews, copy the movie files, process them and put them on the net for people to download or view. Yet, watching movies online could mean that you are compromising on quality. The picture might be blurred or constant flickering might distract you. To correct this problem, you need to download and install certain software that will make watching online movies a worthwhile experience. However, you must keep in mind that not all movies can be downloaded. Some can only be viewed online. Assuming the movie can be downloaded, you need to have a dial up, broadband, DSL and cable TV connection. You should have movie-playing software like Windows Media Player, Real Media or Quicktime.
Free movies are available through public domains. In most cases, the movies available for download are ones whose copyrights have expired. There are also new films available for public viewing that are free of charge with no royalties involved.
You must also keep in mind that these movies are usually streaming mpg or mpg4 files. This means that you cannot start watching them as soon as you log on. Depending on the speed of your connection, there may be a small buffer space on your computer before your movie begins.