How and where to watch free movies on the web
Watching free movies on the Internet can be done in several ways. If the movie is available for streaming, a movie screen will appear on your browsers window.
Some browsers (like older versions of Explorer, Safari or Firefox) may not have an updated Java script or Flash to play the movie. In that case, you will need to update your browser.
Some portable devices might require the movie to be in a certain format (like MPG, AVI, etc.). Once the correct format is set, the file can be transferred to the device.
Using mobile devices pose other problems. Many people are unaware that when a movie or TV show is playing while using a cellular connection, the network (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc.) may charge for digital use. There are ways to work around this. Learn how to watch movies using mobile devices.
Troubleshooting Movie Problems
Movie files are very large and have to be broken into "packets" or pieces and sent to a buffer on your computer to provide streaming video.
If a packet doesn't make it, or arrives too slow, it may break up or stop the movie. Then the movie stops playing until the buffer fills up.
Also, if too many people watch the same film, the source- or your network- may not have enough bandwidth to serve everyone at the same time. It is similar to a rolling blackout.