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.
Source by Marc Ariad