How to Download Movies and Transfer Them on a USB Flash Drive


With the popularity of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, it isn’t easy to find movies for download. Although some services allow you to save movies for offline viewing, you cannot store them on a USB drive. This wikiHow will show you how to legally download movies from the internet and save them on a detachable flash drive.

1. Look for a movie to download. 

It is illegal to download a commercial film from the internet unless you find a freely available film in the public domain. [1] This means that downloading a free Avengers movie from a torrent source could result in a fine ranging from $750 to $30,000. [2] That is one pricey film! Instead, use one of the following sites to download movies that will not get you into problems with the law:

  • Feature Films from the Internet Archive
  • Network Vuze StudioHD (requires a BitTorrent client)
  • Torrents in the Public Domain (requires a Bittorrent client).
  • You may also learn how to download YouTube videos from How to Download YouTube Videos—make sure you have permission first.
  • There are numerous movie torrent websites available. Keep in mind that downloading copyrighted movies is illegal, and people get caught (particularly if they aren’t utilizing secure VPNs).

2.  Install the video file on your computer. 

The processes for doing so vary depending on the site you’re utilizing. If you’re using the Internet Archive or another non-torrent site, click the movie’s title and click the Download button. It could resemble an upside-down arrow or contain information about the video’s size or resolution. Follow these procedures if you’re using a torrent site like Vuze or Public Domain Torrents:

  • Suppose you haven’t downloaded and installed a BitTorrent client. uTorrent and the original BitTorrent are two prominent choices.
  • Select the Download link, which may appear as a downward-pointing arrow or even a connection with the video’s size and resolution. It will save a file with the extension “.torrent” to your PC.
  • Double-click the the.torrent file you downloaded in your default downloads location. This will launch your BitTorrent client.
  • If you haven’t yet configured your BitTorrent client, you’ll usually be prompted to choose a download location. Your download should begin right away.

3.  Connect your flash drive to the computer. It should be able to plug into a USB port on your computer.

Tip: If your computer lacks the usual USB-A ports, you’ll need a Thunderbolt 3-to-USB adaptor or a USB-C flash drive.

4.  Make a copy of your movie. 

To copy the downloaded movie file, press Ctrl+C (PC) or Command+C (Mac). You may also copy the file on a Mac by going to the Edit menu and selecting Copy (movie name).

5.  Launch This PC (PC) or Finder (Mac).png image. 

If you’re using a PC, type this pc into the search bar and press the Enter key. If you’re using a Mac, go to the Dock and click the two-toned happy face icon at the bottom of the screen.

6.  Take out your flash drive. 

Double-click its icon in the middle panel if you’re using Windows. Click in the left panel if you’re using a Mac.

  • If you’re using Windows and don’t see anything under “Devices and drives,” double-click the heading.

7.  Select Paste from the menu that appears when you right-click a blank region of the flash drive. 

This saves the film to your flash drive. If the movie is a large file, this could take some time.

  • Using a Mac, you may also pick Paste from the Edit menu.

8.  Remove your flash drive. Maceject.png is an image. 

You can safely detach the flash drive after the movie file has been successfully transferred. If you’re using a Mac, click the upward-facing arrow to the right of the flash drive’s name in the left panel. If you’re using Windows, select Eject by clicking the flash drive-shaped symbol in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

9.  Take out your flash drive. 

You can remove your flash drive from your computer’s port when requested.


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