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Watch Youtube Movie Trailers on IMDb

If you are into movies chance is that you are a regular on the IMDb website which is without doubt the most popular place on the Internet when it comes to movie related information.

This not only includes information about movies, but also about actors, directors, related movies and a lot more.

Some of the movie review pages contain links to photos and movie trailers while others do not.

Update: The Google Chrome extension is no longer available, likely because IMDb started to publish trailers on the site directly. You find trailers listed on a movie's profile page usually so that you don't need the extension for that anymore. The information below are kept for archiving purposes only.

imdb trailer

The Google Chrome extension IMDb Watch Trailer improve the situation by embedding movie trailers from YouTube on IMDb movie pages.

The functionality is available right after installation. Each IMDb movie page contains a link to view trailers on YouTube beneath the movie title. If you click on the link posted there, you are taken to YouTube where you can watch the movie trailer.

This worked extremely well for most movies that I looked up on IMDb while I tested the application in Google Chrome. It seems that the extension loads the first matching title result on YouTube all the time.

While that worked well most of the time, it sometimes lead to the loading of unrelated video clips on YouTube. A click on the Draft Day trailer link for example loaded the Draft Day music video by Drake instead.

There is unfortunately no setting to automatically switch to the next video hit on YouTube to skip videos that do not match.

imdb youtube movie trailers

As you can see on the screenshot above, some movie profile pages have two trailer links on them after you install the extension in Google Chrome.

The watch trailer on YouTube button is the one added by the extension.

Please note that the trailer is loaded in the same tab if you left-click on it. I suggest you middle-click on the button or right-click on the button and select to open it in a new tab instead.

Most movie pages on IMDb have a trailer link now which makes the extension somewhat less useful than it was three years ago. That does not mean that you won't find it useful, as it can still link to trailers on pages that do not have one listed natively on the site.

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  1. rruben said on January 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm
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    Great, this will save me some time again as movie freak. ;)

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