In the United States, more and more people prefer the comfort of their homes to watch movies on their computers. Downloading a film from the Internet is easy and the subsequent experience is quite satisfying. These days, full length versions of movies available online can be downloaded in a matter of minutes.

Thanks to huge strides made in Internet technology relating to movie downloads, more and more people are downloading films from relevant sites. They are finding that it is no longer quite as time consuming and there are a wide range of movies to select from.

State of the art software has been developed that reduces video files to a more convenient size making it very acceptable for users. This sort of reduction is known as “file compression”, in which redundant or repeating data is thrown and away before sending the file. The data is then re-multiplied once reception of the file has taken place.

In keeping with the pressing needs of the internet and bearing in mind the interest of movie buffs who prefer downloading films, software giant Microsoft has developed a software program called Codec. This program squeezes and decompresses video and facilitates the Media Player program in efficiently sending movies over the internet.