The traditional method of watching movies involved going to the theater or watching movies at the home theater by renting movie videos. Though visiting theatres or watching movies on the DVDs are still popular options, another method, which is giving them a run for their money, is watching movies online. Another plus point is that in most cases the movies are free of charge.
Watching movies online may result in a compromise as far as quality if you don’t have the right software installed in your computer. Otherwise you will find that the quality of the picture is very low and the picture continues to flicker, thereby spoiling the movie.
First of all, you need to have the right cable connection. This means you must select the right modem speed. For example, if your modem’s speed is 64 kb, the movie will not start playing immediately. This is because movie files are streaming videos involving mpg or mpg4 files. These files need to first build a buffer in the computer and only after that will the movies begin playing seamlessly. On the other hand, if you have a 256 kb connection, your movie will begin to play instantly. This is because the download time with this speed is much faster.
Also, as stated before the movie files are mpg or mpg4 files that need to build up a buffer before actually beginning to play and therefore the amount of space you have in your computer will also make a difference.
The movie should begin to play in five minutes. If it doesn’t start or you see a broken Q image in the middle of the screen, it means that you don’t have the Quicktime movie player installed on your system.
Apart from a stable cable connection, you also need the QuickTime movie player installed in your system. Most computers already have this software installed. Otherwise you can download it from the net itself.
Source by Kristy Annely