Thanks to iTunes, the concept of legal downloads has taken off for music. For a very reasonable price, you can now purchase your favorite songs online and download them to your handy mp3 player. It makes for really cool entertainment.
Unfortunately, it is taking much longger for videos to become available the same way. There are some companies trying to get us our favorite movies, new and old, but at this time, the selction isn’t that big yet. However, they are out there.
Cinemanow.com is among these few. Their selection runs to several thousand titles but most of them are “B” movies, some of them not bad actually. In their words, they feature many independent films, quite a few of them featuring some well known actors before they became famous. You can wander over there and start watching some movies for free via streaming.
If you choose to just rent a video, you can watch it as many times as you like within a 24 hour window. That is great if you don’t really want to collect it. Still, it is more fun to be able to watch a film at your leisure. The difference in cost of rental and download isn’t that big. It makes more sense to download it. Plus, with cinemanow.com you can actually burn it to DVD.
That option is only open to members, of course. No worries though because they do have a free 7 day trial period. If you don’t like their service, just cancel within the seven day period. If you decide to continue, they have a monthly option as well as an annual option for you to have full access to their library.