How to Download Free Movie Trailers

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There are dozens of websites that offer free movie trailers for download to personal computers or smart phones. Whether the film is brand new or a classic, you will be able to find its preview online. In order to download free movie trailers, all you have to do is point and click — most trailer sites use simple set-ups that make it easy to determine whether a trailer can be downloaded, or if it is only available for streaming.

  • Visit a movie's official website. If the movie is a new release, you can do a search for the film, and the official site should be easy to find. For older movies, try visiting the official website of the production company that owns the rights to the film.

  • Click the link to download the movie's trailer. Most trailers come in several resolutions; note that HD trailers can be large files that may take a few minutes to download if your Internet speed is slow.

    Know that if you wish to later upload the trailer to a blog or other personal website, you must get permission from the production company. Although you are free to post links to streaming trailers, and are often allowed to embed videos from official sites, in most cases you cannot upload a copyrighted video to a personal site without permission.

  • Check out websites such as Crackle.com, Spike.com, TrailerAddict.com and ReelzChannel.com. These independent websites have good selections and allow downloads. You can search by title or genre.

  • Search the site of any online vendor that offers content for MP3 players or smart phones. For example, Apple's official site includes a subsite for downloading free movie trailers to iTunes.

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