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MySpace launches Quicktime trailers competitor, sort of

MySpace does movie trailers. Best get out the hand sanitizer, because this one's viral baby.

MySpace quietly launched Trailer Park this morning, a new area showcasing trailers for upcoming movies. All videos are played on the in-house MySpace player and can be embedded on member pages. Trailer Park is launching with five trailers from Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Independent, and Buena Vista Pictures.

The page is designed to feel like a member's profile, with forums, a friends list, and a comment board. The dearth of actual content about a movie (actors, ratings, and so on) can be found at the movie's marketing site, which gets its own link alongside the trailer.

Unfortunately, from the looks of it, trailers only stick around briefly before removal, unlike Apple's Quicktime trailers page where they reside for months after a film's release. Also, there's no option to download the trailers at various quality levels (including high definition) to watch offline.

Not to knock page design here, but the trailer gets about 20 percent of the entire page. CNET Networks