Sohail Mirza, standing in for Peter.

Helpful Hints: Downloading trailers from iTunes Movie Trailers

This guide works with iTunes Movie Trailers as of Jan. 14th, 2010.

What you’ll need to get things working is:

  1. The Greasemonkey Firefox addon.
  2. The HeaderControl Firefox addon.
  3. My iTunes Movie Trailers Download script.
Screen capture of iTunes Movie Trailers download page for the new Karate Kid

Yes, Karate Kid, I want to download you... even though Jackie Chan != Mr. Miyagi

Installing Greasemonkey

Thank goodness for Firefox documentation:  just use the easy-to-follow guide on installing extensions, but install Greasemonkey instead.

Instructions for installing Firefox Extensions

What could be better than easy to follow instructions?

Installing and Configuring HeaderControl

HeaderControl is slightly more difficult to install and requires some additional configuring as well.  Not to worry though, I’ve already covered it before.  Please refer to the section titled “Setting up HeaderControl” in my last version of this guide.  Just make sure you’ve got the User Agent string right (“Quicktime/7.6.2“).

Installing the iTunes Trailer Download script

Installing the script is as simple as visiting the script’s webpage and clicking the big green Install button:

Webpage for The Apple Trailer Download Greasemonkey script

Go ahead, cilck that big, green button.

Rock ‘n Roll

Followed all the steps?  Great, now you’re ready to rock and roll.  Go ahead and try it out.

Download links for the Karate Kid trailer

That's money.


Written by Sohail Mirza

January 14, 2010 at 2:03 am

3 Responses

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  1. Wow. This is awesome. I like it.


    April 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm

  2. Funny thing is I have iTunes and it still dosen’t work. It worked before and suddenly I cannot access the site. I did your work-around and presto, I once again had movie trailers to watch. Closed it, came back a half hour later and no more iTunes movie trailers…again! 😦

    Wow this is dumb. Thanks for the great work at trying to figure this out though. I thought it was just my imagination not being able to access it.


    July 1, 2010 at 4:50 am

  3. You can easily download trailers for free, though, using the RealPlayer video player or download movie trailers from youtube with iFunia free youtube downloader for mac.


    June 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

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