Frequently Asked Questions -FAQ
1. What is UNIMUNDO?
UNIMUNDO is an Internet TV, Video Sharing, Social Network; free WebTV Broadcasting and Internet Streaming Media; for imaginative and creative individuals who love watching and sharing videos.
UNIMUNDO is a community of respectful people who enjoy collaborating, and watching videos made by people just like you. UNIMUNDO provides you with free space to showcase your Videos and your creativity.
UNIMUNDO’s mission is to provide Video Producers with a safe and positive environment to create exposure for their Videos and Video Art Products and to help Producers share their Video creations by connecting with others all over the planet.
The “UNIMUNDO Awards “ are designed to provide exposure to Video Art Creations and to position the imaginative and creative Producer or Producers among the leading Producers in the world. For more details read the UNIMUNDO Awards Policy Statement and the Uploading Terms.
The annual UNIMUNDO Awards go to videos solely featured in UNIMUNDO and can only be selected through the votes of the “Voting Members.”
The member’s votes are tallied toward the selection of the winning Videos in each Category for the Annual Awards where the top videos in their respective Categories receive the Award. The “UNIMUNDO Choice Award” goes to the best Video of the year which is determined by having the highest vote by the Voting Members. A “Voting Member” is a “Registered Member.”
There can only be one (1) winning video per Category and only one (1) video as the winner of the “UNIMUNDO Choice Award.” However, in the event of a tie in any of the Categories and/or of the Video for the Choice Award, those videos will be reset for new voting by the Voting Members. The final tally shall be concluded on the Thirtieth (30) day from the date the videos are republished for new votes at which time the voting will close and the winners will then be announced.
2. How do I Pronounce UNIMUNDO?
Uni Mundo (Uni Moondo)
3. Will UNIMUNDO always be Free?
Yes, UNIMUNDO will always offer a free service for our users and members.
21. How do I upload a Video to UNIMUNDO?
First, you must become a voting Member, for this you need to go to the Upload Page. If you are already a Member, you can click the “Upload Video” button on the home page or find a link in the top navigation bar under the heading “Upload”. That will bring you to the upload page where you can upload your video. Make sure you have first read and agree with the Uploading Terms for what kind of videos you can upload.
We insist you only upload videos you make yourself. And then select a “Category” select the file you want to upload from your computer, and hit “Upload” Your video will magically start uploading to UNIMUNDO and you will see the progress bar telling you how long it will take.
Be aware that slower connections and large files will take longer so please be patient. After you video is finished uploading, it will go through the UNIMUNDO conversion process. You can monitor that process with a progress bar as well.
5. How do I confirm my email?
If you still have not received your confirmation e-mail from UNIMUNDO, please make sure you are checking the e-mail you used to sign up for UNIMUNDO. Also check your spam file. It may take a little while for the e-mail to get to your inbox, so please be patient but keep an eye on the e-mail to arrive; look in your spam box; go to your spam filter and be sure to allow e-mails from UNIMUNDO make sure you are checking the email you used to sign up for UNIMUNDO.
6. Did you spell your email address incorrectly when signing up?
7. Can I use UNIMUNDO for my Business or for Commercial Purposes?
No! UNIMUNDO is for noncommercial use only. If your intent is to use UNIMUNDO as a hosting service for your business, or promoting a product or service, then you are not allowed to use UNIMUNDO and you should go elsewhere.
8. How do I Get People to watch my Videos?
The best way to promote your videos is by using smart tags. Another way is to use social networks.
You may also promote your videos in any manner you feel is necessary such as via e-mails, though Social Network sites, by sharing them on other video sites, advertising, or any other marketing campaign you so desire to employ. The idea is to get people to watch your videos and to give your videos as much exposure as you possibly can to qualify for the UNIMUNDO Awards.
To promote your videos is not difficult; you just need to be dedicated to let as many people as possible become aware of your production.
You should refrain from attempting to deceive others for the purpose of increasing your videos view count. UNIMUNDO is a community of intelligent and creative people. UNIMUNDO strongly encourages you to find people who share your interests and connect with them here.
9. How do I Interact with people!
The more you interact with the UNIMUNDO community by liking and commenting on their videos, the more they will be interested in watching your videos and getting to know you in return. To start, we recommend joining some Groups in the Social Network that may interest you or try subscribing to one of the UNIMUNDO Channels. You should also think about participating in some of the many great UNIMUNDO projects in UNIMUNDO’s Projects Forum.
10. How do I get my videos featured?
The UNIMUNDO Staff features videos that they think exemplify the best of the best of what UNIMUNDO is all about. If you would like to have your video considered by the UNIMUNDO Staff it must be an HD video and you need to upload it to the UNIMUNDO HD Videos Channel. Please refrain from sending messages to Staff members to watch your videos, that doesn't work.
11. How do I log out?
You can log out either by selecting "log out" under from the top navigation menu, or just closing your browser.
12. What video formats can I upload to UNIMUNDO?
You may upload the following file formats - mp4, ogg, avi, mov, wmv, flv, ogv, webm.
13. How much Space do I have for my videos?
Each video file is allowed up to and including Five Hundred Megabits (500 MB).
14. How long can I make the title to my videos?
The title of your videos file may be up to and including One Hundred (100) characters including spaces.
However, try to keep the titles of your videos short, sweet and to the point so Search Engines can find them and more people can discover your videos.
15. How long can I make the description of my videos?
The description of the video file may be up to and including one thousand (1,000) characters including spaces. The video description should be brief and to the point because you want Search Engines to find your videos. You also want the viewer to enjoy reading what you have to say about your videos without having to read too much. Keep it simple!
16. How long can the tags for my videos be?
The tags may not exceed Thirty (30) words separated by comas. Be smart when writing tags because these are key words that Search Engines will see and read to publish your videos. Be be as concise as you can.
17. What type of videos can I upload?
You need to read the UNIMUNDO Uploading Terms. The Uploading Terms are a binding and enforceable contract that you need to read and understand. If you do not understand the Uploading Terms, either get the advice of competent counsel or simply do not upload any videos to UNIMUNDO.
18. Can I upload other people’s videos?
Copyright violations are punishable by law. Do not infringe on the copyrights and trademarks of others. Read the UNIMUNDO Uploading Terms carefully, you must first be in agreement before you upload any videos.
We should all try to protect and honor the copyright and trademarks of others. Depending on the content rights, privileges, trademarks and value of your video or videos, UNIMUNDO reserves the unilateral and exclusive right to delete or take down your video or videos without notifying you.
19. If I see a video that is violating the Copyright of another should I report it to UNIMUNDO?
Yes, immediately! If you see a video and/or media that infringes on the rights of another or that it should not be part of UNIMUNDO for any reason whatsoever, you must report such video to UNIMUNDO.
20. How do I get Involved in the UNIMUNDO Social Network?
Participating in the UNIMUNDO social Network is completely optional, but we believe that if you interact with the other users through our Social Network, you will find the experience to be very rewarding.
The best way to get started is to upload a video you have created. Voting Members will then see you are as a creative and talented individual just like them. You should also watch the other videos and give feedback to their creators.
Whenever you are navigating UNIMUNDO and you find a video you like, go ahead, leave a comment; tell that person what you think of their video, why you like the video, or even what you think might help make it better.
You can also click the “Like” button to show your appreciation. Not only does this give the owner of the clip a good feeling, but now they are more likely to check out your videos in return.
If they comment on and “Like” your clips, your videos will be brought to the attention of their contacts too, which will increase the amount of views which will count toward the UNIMUNDO Awards.
Make contacts! If you see someone else’s videos you like, add them as a contact and subscribe to their videos. That way you will always see what they upload as well as see the videos they “Like” on UNIMUNDO. The more you interact, the more members of the community you will meet.
Get involved in the Discussions. Try looking in the Discussions to see if there are any cool projects you can participate in.
As long as you maintain a respectful attitude towards the people you encounter and explore the many creative videos UNIMUNDO members upload. You can have a very positive experience on UNIMUNDO. So explore a little and have fun!
21. I do not Know How to Make Videos. Where do I Even Start?You don't need to be an experienced producer to make videos. All you just need is a camera, and a little motivation. There are all kinds of videos on UNIMUNDO made by all kinds of different people.
Some people make videos with their little digital point and shoot camera that has video capabilities, others are professionals who make a living from making videos, and there are the people in between who make edited videos with slightly nicer video cameras.
Whatever kind of video producer you may be, there are always great videos on UNIMUNDO to get inspired by and we love any kind of video you create.
If you're a beginner, start by making a video of whatever you feel is creative and upload it. If you are feeling slightly more enthusiastic, try editing a video using an editing program. Most computers come with some sort of editing software, and the more you practice editing video with it, the more rewarding it will be.
To practice editing a video, try making a 5 Vignettes - 5, 5 second video clips put together to make a short video. As you become more familiar with editing, try to make similar videos that you find on UNIMUNDO. You can also join different Groups and ask other users questions about how they make their videos.
Try it you may become a famous producer after all. The sky is the limit! You could also strive to win a UNIMUNDO Award in whichever category you chose. Read the UNIMUNDO Awards Policy.
22. What are the Recommended Settings for Uploading a Video?
There is no way we can make exporting and/or compression guides for every kind of video software on the market. However, we do want to give you some guidelines for compressing your videos for UNIMUNDO, so look over these tips, find the corresponding settings in your software, and you should be able to make it work for you.
23. What is a Codec
A codec is the format in which your video will be encoded. Different codecs have different features and varying quality. For best results, we recommend using H.264 or “MP4” for the video codec and AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) for the audio codec. If you are on a Windows machine, WMV3 is a good choice for video codec.
24. Frame-Rate & Key-Frames
If there is an option that says "current," it is best to just go with that. Otherwise, this is usually 30 fps (frames per second) for USA, Canada, and Japan, while in Europe and rest of the world it's usually 25 fps. If there is an option for key-frames, use the same value you used for frame rate.
UNIMUNDO does not change the frame rate of your video if it is fewer than 30fps. However, anything faster than that will be capped at 30fps.
25. Data Rate
This setting controls both the visual quality of the video and how big the file will be. In most video editors, this is done in terms of kilobits per second (Kbits/sec or kbps). Use 2000 Kbits/sec, for standard definition, 4:3 video, 3000 Kbits/sec for widescreen DV, or 5000 Kbits/sec, for high definition footage.
If you have this option, enable it. If you shoot in DV format, this is an especially important. If you do not deinterlace, you will often get weird-looking horizontal lines in your video.
640x480 for standard definition 4:3 video, 853x480 for widescreen DV, or 1280x720 for high definition. It is also best to export 1920x1080 or 1440x1080 video as 1280x720 too, since we will automatically scale it down. If you have the option to control the pixel aspect ratio (not display aspect ratio) make sure it's set to "1:1" or "1.00", also sometimes called "square pixels."
28. Audio Settings
Choose AAC for the audio codec. You'll want to set the bit rate to 320 kbps and the sample rate to 44.100 kHz.
29. Note about UNIMUNDO's Encoders
Our encoders do not like Apple Pro-Res codecs. They're very intense codecs that create a hassle for our servers. If you insist on using your own settings, please avoid using Apple Pro-Res.
30. If Something Goes wrong, or does not Work...What Should I do?
Try again! Sometimes the best way to fix a problem is to try it again by refreshing your computer.
If your problem does not work after multiple attempts, try holding down the “shift” button on your keyboard and pushing the reload button on your browser. This method resets the cache in your browser which will often clear up any problems. If this method still doesn’t work, quit your browser and reopen it and try again.
31. Is there any cool UNIMUNDO merchandise?
Yes! We have UNIMUNDO t-shirts and caps available.
32. Is there a hi-resolution UNIMUNDO logo available for download?
You can find hi-res UNIMUNDO logos for downloading on this page: “UNIMUNDO Logos” Look for the "Downloadable" tab along the right hand side of the page. You can also find UNIMUNDO Logos on the Internet.
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