For starters what you want to download is
always a Divx Movie. Divx files are the newest type of files. What they
do is they compress the audio and video and turn a normaly huge file
into a new file that is about one third the size.
When you download a divx movie, it has a
great DVD quality to it. It's not exactly like a DVD but it can be good
enough to stay at home downloading your movie.
When you download your movies, it's
pretty easy to burn them onto a DVD and watch them as many times as you
like. But what I like to recommend, and do myself, is that I actually
download movies as samples. If I download the movie, and enjoy it, then
I will go ahead and buy it as a DVD.
Downloading DVD quality movies on the
internet can take from 2 to 8 hours depending your conection, so I
always recommend to download them from a high speed internet access
computer. You also want to make sure you have over 500 MB's of free disk
space at minimum, and if you have over 1GB that's optimal.
There are various software programs
that give you access to download movies online. Some of them are good,
because they have high speed downloads. There are places where
downloading movies is based on a P2P system (peer to peer), which means
that you are downloading the movie from another user. These can be great
because you can get the best movies faster, although sometimes you have
to be careful that the titles are confusing, meaning that you download
one title thinking it was another one.
The advantage when downloading movies
from these programs is that you are getting them for free. You pay for a
one time fee and then you just fire up the software and you can
immediately start downloading movies. These are great, but just be
warned that you might find the occasional user that confuses the title's
and you download Ace Ventura thinking you were going to get Scarface.
All in all downloading movies can be
great, just make sure you support the movie industry and you buy the
DVD's you like, and always go to the movies to watch them.