The Internet has revolutionized the entire concept of entertainment. Watching a movie no longer requires planning a schedule for taking time out to watch movie at the theatre, or the bother of renting out a DVD to watch movies at home. Though, there are people who would still watch movies in the theater or go in for a movie rental, but the advances of technology has made it possible to watch movies on your computer, free of cost and that too at a click of the mouse.
Added to the above is the fact that instead of downloading the entire movies, you can download just the trailers for free. A trailer not only gives you a sneak preview of the movie, but also lets you decide whether the movie is worth downloading or if the better option would be to watch it in a theatre or rent a DVD. Also, you can download these trailers, copy them on a CD, and give them to your friends, who too can go through them and decide which movie to watch.
Watching movies or their trailers on the computer requires some basic hardware and software. First of all, you need to have a stable cable connection, which can be a dial up connection using a 64 Kb phone modem or a DSL broadband 256 Kb connection which can start playing the movie almost instantly. Once you have the connection, you need the QuickTime movie player. The QuickTime media player is usually installed in any computer system. Otherwise you can easily download it for free from the internet. This software is a multipurpose multi media platform that enables you to watch the video and listen to the audio content of the movie. This free download software supports varied platforms such as Mac OS X Tiger and Panther, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. This software has many advantages. It doesn’t require any connection time and if you happen to lose the connection while watching a movie, you don’t have to reconnect it manually; it reconnects automatically. Also, it has the ability to determine your system’s connection speed and then choose the highest quality stream that best fits the available bandwidth