File under: Lagniappe (Free! Free! Free!), Movies
For the next 24 hours, AOL Video is offering users on free downloadable movie. These movies usually sell for $9.99 or $19.99. We don’t have a list of all the movies, but so far AOL mentioned Spider-Man 2, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Jack Frost as three of the thirty movies you can pick from.
The movies are in Windows Media format and would require Windows XP with Internet Explorer and Window Media 10 support. You will have 24 hours (ending 12/3 at 6 AM EST) to complete the download. Once downloaded, you can view the movie on your PC and transfer it to one other PC and two Windows Media devices.
Update: Talk about a broken service… We understand that AOL’s video plugin doesn’t work in IE7, but at least let us download the movie and watch it on our standalone Windows Media player. Considering how Microsoft pushed out IE7 (1/3 of our IE users are now IE7), AOL may be missing the boat here.
Link: Free Movie from AOL Video (expires 12/3/06 at 6 AM EST)