Are you like me who always looks forward to a weekend (Friday in particular so that you get to watch your favourite video?
If yes, you know that it is expensive to pay those video rental fees at your video rental store. Not so?
This is a situation that I faced for some years until I decided that I should look for an alternative to paying those monthly fees to the video rental store so that I can get to take my favourite movies home every Friday. Plus on top of the monthly membership fee, I had to pay per movie/video that I was taking home.
So I went to Google and typed in "free video download"
Guess what getvideo happened! I received 358,000,000 results. Wow, that is a great number.
This means that there are that number of websites where you can get free video download or some thing related to a free video download.
So given that fact that there are many free video download software programs available to download free music videos and video games online,before you use one of those free video download programs you may want to know what you need to look for.
I have joined many free video download sites and I have got the good and the bad experience about them. So here are the 6 things you should look for in a free video download website.
1- There should be no monthly fees or any per video download fee. If any site claims to offer free video downloads and then asks you for any monthly fee of any sort, I recommend that you steer clear of it. However, the best free video download sites will ask for a one time monthly fee just to help them maintain there services and sources for all these videos for you. That is acceptable. From my experience these are the sites that actually give you the real videos you want of high quality.
2- Quality of the videos downloaded: This is some how related to the above point. From my experience,free video download sites that do not ask for a membership fee usually provide low quality videos, some blurred and the likes. You see the most popular video site youtube, there are many videos, it is free to join but what about the quality of the videos you get?
3-Download limits: There should be no download limits what so ever. Most sites limit the amount of videos you can download per day, some per hour and others per
session. These are not good and I would not recommend that you join them.
4-Your safety and the safety of your computer or machine. What I mean here is that you should be worry of most free video download sites. Most have the capacity to infect your computer with viruses, adware and spy ware. For your security and the safety of your machine, you should stay away from these. How do you know that this
site will infect your machine with viruses and adware? That is a million dollar question,but my answer is that look for the recommendation of some one who has been there, seen it and experienced it. I have joined many of such free video download sites and I provide a review at my website as you can see in my resource box.
5-How about the number of videos available for you? I think we would all need the site to have as many videos as possible. It would be no good for you to join a site that
has only 10 million videos when you can get one with over 100 videos.Look out for such and it is usually listed at the home page of that website where you get to join and become a member of the website.
6-Variety: While most websites will offer one type of videos such as music videos, others will give you access to music videos, movie videos, video games and other software that you can download. That is the variety I mean here. So look for free video download sites that can offer you such variety.
Well,there are many other things I can talk about here such as the customer support, the download speed and many more. But I hope the above can give you a small hint of what you should look for in a free video download website.
There are many online music and video stores to download videos for your iPod. The most famous is definitely iTunes. You get to download movies, TV shows and music at a standard charge per download. If you have missed an episode of your favorite TV show on national television, just go there and download that particular episode at $1.99. It is that convenient as the iPod video downloads are available the very next day it is screened. You also do not have to worry about having to buy the whole season.
If you are looking for free iPod video downloads that are legal, you can try some of the following sites. They are mainly collection of entertaining videos uploaded by people like you and me or aspiring film producers and public domain videos. Sometimes you will be amused by the kind of iPod video downloads that exist on this planet.
OVGuide: guide to online movies.
Watch Free Movies Online: If you are a fan of classic movies, you would love the free video downloads.
Singingfish: This is a video search engine that archives many movies, movie clips and videos. Check out the hot favorites section.
SearchforVideo: Another video search engine where you will be able to find tons of iPod video downloads. You will also find a range of video clips under different categories like news, movies, music, celebrities, health, TV channels, etc.
No matter where you download, there is something you need to know. Most video files are not exactly iPod video files but rather AVI, RM, DivX, WMV, ASF and VOB video files. In these instances you would need to convert them into MPEG 4 or H.264 video format in order for your iPod to play them. There are many converters in the market, some paid while others free. Type in "free iPod video converters" in the search engines and you should be able to find a few good free video to iPod converters.
Read more about iPod video downloads and which are the most popular sites video lovers are using to download high quality video for their iPod at prices even school-going teens can afford.
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