Downloading is the means of acquiring a programme or software, data or even videos, sound, etc. from a remote computer to another computer. The acquisition is made by means of a transmission channel. Very often, downloading is done on the internet, in itself a vast library for books, music or videos. There are two types of downloads: legal and illegal. Depending on countries, downloading can be legal or illegal, paying or free. On the internet, there is a multitude of websites which offer free downloading and which we will suggest depending on your needs and requests.

Well-known websites such as Dailymotion or Youtube offer a streaming service for videos which are downloaded and watched directly. Torrent and other Newsgroups are existing means to transfer and recover films, television series or software packages such as games and utilities.