Can you download from Amazon? I thought you could only order DVDs there. (Which is pretty useless as region codes make things break.) I'll need to look into that.
Crackle and Hulu don't work here in Australia.
Only in the US. Sigh... (I really hate all this market segmentation nonsense.) And they don't have any way to buy and download (that I could see). I like having local copies so that I'm not held hostage by bandwidth or network problems.
I'd prefer digital copies so that I can just burn them to DVD if I want, or watch them on different computers. DRM basically makes it useless if I want to use a different computer. (Lord knows that the pirated DVDs you get on the streets in a lot of places work a lot more reliably than 'legitimate' DVDs. Sad really. Which brings us to the forbidden word...)
As for the forbidden word, piracy, to be honest, it's actually easier than dealing with all the baggage of market segmentation, DRM and all that silliness, but I'd really rather not go there. It's not reliable and it's still a PITA. I really have no moral qualms about downloading things that I've already purchased (as they are invariably broken in some way that prevents me from watching them), but I'm really looking for things that I don't own already (things I've not watched mostly).
Also, I don't want to subscribe to and pay at a pirate video site because it's just asking for trouble. Lord only knows where your credit card number will end up. (Again, one of the many reasons that I love PayPal for buying online. PayPal is just the best way to insulate against getting ripped off.) Unlimited games, software and videos? Ummm... Nope. Even with PayPal, I'd not risk any trouble with my PayPal account at one of them. My PayPal account is far too valuable to me.