Today, you don’t have to go to a theater to watch a movie. You can do that from the very comforts of your home. And you need not get a home entertainment system for it either. Your regular computer can play your favorite movies for you.
If you are asking how that is possible, just follow the instructions below:
1. Determine the source of the movie you want to watch.
When watching movies using a computer, you have two options – you can use the regular DVD disc of the movie, or you can download the movie file from the Internet. If you have the disc, all you have to do is to load it in the DVD drive of your computer. However, if you are going to download the movie file from the Internet, search for it using the title of the movie. You might need to pay some registration or usage fees before you can download the file.
2. Launch the media player.
After the disc is loaded or the file is downloaded, the next thing you have to do is to open your computer’s media player. If you are using Windows, look for Windows Media Player under All Programs, Accessories, and Entertainment. Or you may have an icon for it on your desktop.
3. Play the movie.
If you are using the disc, the movie should play automatically after launching the media player. If you are going to play a downloaded file, you have to browse for the file so that software can find it. Click on the play button and the movie should start playing.
4. Adjust the user’s control.
Depending on the media player you are using, it will be equipped with a user’s panel where you can adjust the volume, stop and pause the movie, or forward and rewind it. It is also possible to enlarge the video screen so it fits the entire screen, instead of playing the movie in a small window. Maximize the use of the panel for your viewing pleasure.
5. Sit back and enjoy.
Once all the fine-tuning is done, you can now enjoy your movie as if you are inside the theater. Ask a friend or two to join you. And don’t forget to keep the popcorn flowing!
If you follow these steps, you will definitely start enjoying your favorite movies in a matter of minutes. Watching movies from your computer, or even televisions shows for that matter, is as easy as 1-2-3.