What is vienna-podcast.at?
vienna-podcast.at is a new video city guide, comprehensively documenting the city of Vienna with all its places and faces in film with the highest quality editing. All users can upload their videos to this site, and publish them on their own website, blog and social networking platforms. The state-of-the-art Adobe Flash technology which almost all browsers and system software support ensures that virtually anyone using the internet can view the videos.
Can I add music to my video?
You cannot put films online that include music written by somebody else due to copyright. If you make music yourself or have written consent of the copyright holder, it’s no problem. Just be sure that your materials don’t include any music from third parties, e.g. a pop star!!!
The same is true for pictures, parts of videos, texts, charts etc. – anything that has not been created by you.
Can I include people?
If your video shows individuals who are recognizable and are neither personalities of contemporary history (e.g. famous people such as politicians, sportsmen and women, actors or people who have gained temporary fame) nor merely incidental to the subject, they have to give their written consent to the use of the material:
For this purpose, please find a downloadable declaration of consent to be filled in and signed by the persons concerned here. In the case of legal action you are obliged to make the signed declaration of consent available to vienna-podcast.at.
If you record or take a picture of a group of people where more than 10 individuals can be seen at the same time, then there is no problem.
Can I upload videos if I am under 18?
According to the child welfare regulations you are unfortunately not allowed to do so. But if you either fax a declaration of consent signed by your legal guardian (parent) to +43/1/5224028-11 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can participate, too.
Can I show anything I want?
You are solely responsible for any multimedia content you upload to the vienna-podcast.at platform. You guarantee that this content does not violate existing law and regulations, does not offend common decency and especially does not infringe any rights of third parties (publicity rights, personality rights, copyright, data privacy rights etc.). You are specifically obliged not to upload any content that violates criminal law or the law concerning weapons. Therefore you are obliged not to present any pornographic, racist, discriminating or seditious content or content that glorifies violence, furthermore not to incite a criminal offence or show how to perpetrate one, nor to offer or let anybody offer services with pornographic and/or erotic content.
How does vienna-podcast.at work?
You can easily upload videos using the upload tool on our website. We will then automatically optimize the video for internet use and professionally edit it. As soon as this process is finished, you will receive an e-mail notification to the address you have given.
Is vienna-podcast.at really cost-free?
We will charge you no costs whatsoever. You will only have to pay the normal internet usage fees to your provider, if applicable.
Can I send my videos to other people?
As soon as our editorial team has published your video, you can immediately forward it using the site we provide to you. It is also possible to send the link you receive from us to friends, relatives or business partners using an e-mail or instant message program of your choice.
How can I upload videos?
Which file formats can I upload?
Our experience so far has been excellent with Quicktime Movies, H264 Codec for video and AAC for sound. We recommend choosing a resolution of at least 640x480 pixels.
Which file formats are supported?
Our system supports all commonly used video formats, such as mpeg4, h264, mpeg2, mpeg1, wmv, h263, h263+ and many more, except for Real Media files and m2ts.
The supported audio formats are, amongst others, mp2, mp3, ac3, aac, and wav.
Containers can be, for example, mpeg, mpg, avi, wmv, mov, vob, dv.
What size can my video be?
The original video file’s size is restricted to 500 MB and a maximum of 10 minutes in length. We generally recommend a length of 1 - 3 minutes, as the viewers’ attention level drops after this time. There is no restriction to the resolution of the video.
How many videos can I upload?
The number of videos is not limited. You can upload, one after the other, as many as you want.
How long does it take until my video is online?
The length of time that may pass after the upload greatly depends on the current load on our system and on the original video. The editorial team will also take a look at the video. All this may take anywhere between 5 minutes and several hours.