Watch Movies Online

The movie industry is one of the most booming industries worldwide. This is because movies seem to be one of the most popular choices of people globally when it comes to entertainment. It is hard to find a person who does not like to watch movies. There are a number of genres available these days suiting viewers of different mentalities and ages. Movies can be watched at theatres and on television. One can also buy or rent movie disks to play them in players or computers. However websites that let you watch movies online are becoming increasingly popular. This is because you can get a lot of content out there in the World Wide Web and practically any movie that has ever been produced. You also have the option of watching them whenever you want. You cannot get so much content at an offline store of disks even though disks let you watch movies at the time of your preference and neither is it feasible to build such a huge personal collection.

To watch movies online there are some things that you need besides a good computer with enough hard drive space and memory and a high speed internet connection. However these are the things which are absolutely indispensable in order to watch movies online smoothly because movies tend to get stuck when viewed from computers low on performance and over slow internet connection. You will need at least a broadband connection as dial up connections are just not enough and your movies will either not load or will not play properly. It is always better to have high resolution flat monitors for the best viewing experience. Today’s movies have a lot of high quality effects and they might be completely lost on low resolution screens while non-flat screens will give the movies a distorted or otherwise unsatisfactory appearance. Among the flat screens a TFT monitor is always better than liquid crystal display monitors as they have wider viewing angles and are better for viewing by a group of people. They are also glare free. What you need next are good audio and video drivers and speakers. You can opt for 5.1 surround speakers and those reproducing dolby sound for great audio experience.

You need some basic software loaded onto your computer too to watch movies online. You need some video playing software like Adobe Flash Player, Divx, Windows Media Player and Video Lan or Vlc. It is advisable to add the streaming media players Quick Time and Real Player. Streaming media is media that is played on a viewer’s computer while it is being delivered from the server where the database is stored. Almost all movies that you can view online without downloading on to your computer are streaming media. There are a limited number of sites that stream in two formats that can be played exclusively with Quick Time and Real Media Player. Plus these two players have their own networks, movies from which can be played only on them.

Now the only thing left for you to do is to find a good site that streams media for free. There are certain sites that carry out surreptitious activities like data spying and spamming by infecting viewers’ computers with spyware and malware. Do some Google search and take a look at online forums and social networking sites to find out which sites are safe.

Online video is really a great way of watching movies.

Digital Media Player – Stream Your DVD Collection Straight From Your Computer

Do you have a huge pile of DVD movies growing in your home and you are tired of buying Ikea DVD shelves to house your massive movie collection? You may want to look at a digital media player and how backing up your personal movie collection can free up some space in your living room. This article will look at what a digital media player is and how to back-up your DVD collection.

A digital media player is a device that allows you to stream media files from your home computer through a home network directly to your living room television and sound system, or to any television in your entire house. They are generally small in size and allow you to store hundreds of movies. Most of the players come with internal storage or have slots available for you to install your own internal hard drive to store the movies. Don’t want a player with internal storage space? Then you can buy units that hook directly up to portable USB hard drives. The idea is that you store your music, movies, pictures, and whatever other media you may have in one central location. That could be on your computer, a server in your home, or on the player itself. After all of your files have been backed up into one place, the digital media player will allow you to access that media anywhere in your house.

Before starting, there are several software options that allow you to back-up your DVD collection. One of the highest rated software programs is called DVD Shrink. It can still be found by searching for it on Google. It is also a free program which is also a plus. I want to state that I am in no way admonishing illegally copying DVD movies or copyrighted material for money or other illegal uses. I am only discussing fair use and making a back up of DVD that you have purchased and own. The movies can be saved to a portable hard drive or on your personal network.

The digital media player sits right next to your television and can access your movies and music using a wireless connection or through a wired connection depending on the level of technology. Currently one of my friends is completely wireless. He can access about two hundred and fifty movies with the click of one button. They all stream in high-definition full 1080p. He has even backed up his Blu-ray movies also.

Netflix Movie Rental Review – Online Movies

Netflix has been around for several years now. You may have tried it and enjoyed unlimited rentals delivered to your mailbox. I have been a member for 3 years now and I love it but now Im even more excited about a new service they are offering. Netflix has listened to their customers and they are now providing a service which lets you get unlimited movies downloaded to your television for only $9.99 a month! This is a very new technology and Netflix is the only company that offers this service. Imagine being able to watch any movie at any time as long as you are a member of Netflix. You will no longer have to wait for your movie in the mail. There is a converter box that you can purchase called Roku. It costs about $99.

Or you can get an LG BD300 Network Blu-ray player which also allows Netflix members to stream more than 12,000 standard definition TV and films through the device at no additional increase to their monthly paid subscriptions. Members will use the Netflix website to add movies or TV to their individual instant queues. Movies will begin playing in as little as 30 seconds when selected from the TV where users can browse, make selections, read synopses, rate movies, and fast-forward / rewind video streams using the BD300’s remote control.

You will also have the option to use your XBOX 360 to stream Netflix movies! This requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership and any Netflix unlimited plan. All of this for only $9.99 a month. The Roku is available to use currently. The Blu-ray player and XBOX service will be available in September.

You will be able to stream movies instantly and request movies in the mail all for the same monthly fee. If you compare Netflix with Blockbuster or any other movie rental service you will see Netflix is keeping up with technology and at the same time offers the lowest price on memberships.