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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:10 pm

Site FAQ
Have any questions about the site? Chances are, you can find the answer here.
Note: To maintain consistency, this thread will be locked, and only moderators will be able to post and update the list.
General
What is a AMV?
What is a AMV Studio?
I'm interested in entering a AMV Contest. Do I have to attend it?
I'm trying to improve and become a better editor. Where should I go?
What are the VCAs (Viewer Choice Awards)?
How do I become eligible to participate in the VCAs?

Web Site
Why should I register? Is there a cost?
How can I search for AMVs?
I need to change the email address associated with my account.
How do I change my username?
How do I unsubscribe from the mailing list?
A certain member is harassing me. What can I do about this?
Who makes up the site administration? Who do I contact about...?

Donations
Why does this website need donations?
How can I donate?
What happens if I make a pledge, but I don't fulfill it?
Is the donation status permanent?
I made a donation, but my status hasn't changed.

Videos
How do I play the videos that I downloaded from this site; What is the best Codec?
I made a AMV that uses hentai and could be considered pornography. Can I enter it into the catalog?
How do I catalog and upload videos to this site?
The anime I used in my video hasn't been approved/ confirmed yet. What should I do?
How do I add a image to my Video Information page?
I don't like a video anymore, can I delete it?
I accidentally entered a video in the catalog twice. How do I remove the extra entry?
I went to change the premiere date of a video that I cataloged, but its not working.
Can I catalog/ upload a manga, video game, or cosplay music videos to this site?
How do I announce a video?

Forum
I'm new to the site. What should I know before posting?
I'm interested in being a part of the community, where should I go?
How do I get avatars to appear on the left side of the threads?
How do I announce a video?
How do I post my video info in the Announcement thread? Do I have to type all of it manually?
Can I post non AMVs in the forums as well?
What is the "Awaiting Catalog Entry" forum?
How do I embed a youtube/ vimeo video into my post?

Other Errors and Problems
I signed up but I didn't get a confirmation email. What happened?
I've forgotten my username or password. How do I retrieve it?
My username/ password is definitely correct but I can't log in.
My account is inactive?

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Site FAQ - General

Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:16 pm

Q: What is a AMV?
Wikipedia wrote:An Anime music video (AMV) typically is a fan-made music video consisting of clips from one or more animation shows or movies set to an audio track, often songs or promotional trailer audio. AMVs are not official music videos released by the musicians, but are rather fan compositions which synchronize edited video clips with an audio track. AMVs are most commonly posted and distributed over the Internet through AnimeMusicVideos.org or YouTube. Anime conventions frequently run AMV contests or AMV exhibitions consisting of blocks of videos.
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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:32 pm

Q: What is a AMV Studio?

A studio is a label to which one or more editors associate primarily for recognition purposes. You do not need to be in a studio to enter a video in the site catalog.

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:35 pm

Q: I'm interested in entering a AMV Contest. Do I have to attend it?

Most AMV contests don't require participants attend its corresponding convention. And the very few that do, only require attendance in order to accept your award or prizes (if you win). And so if the rules of a particular contest don't explicitly state that attendance is required, then its fair to assume that it isn't. To see a list of upcoming contests, you can go to the “AMV Contests” forum here

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:40 pm

Q: I'm trying to improve and become a better editor. Where should I go?

The Org is full of people willing to help you out and give you advice. If you would like critique on a specific video, you can post it in the “Opinion Exchange” forum here. It is also recommended for you check out the “So You Want To Be A *GOOD* Anime Music Video Editor?” thread here.

A list of valuable AMV resources can also be found here.

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:42 pm

Q: What are the VCAs (Viewer Choice Awards)?

The AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards is an annual opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the videos that stand out above and beyond the rest. It is a way for everyone who enjoys anime music videos here to say “Thank you” to the ones who went out of their way to put that extra effort of creating a video that is really exceptional. And so every year, we let members vote on what videos they thought were the very best from the previous year. There are awards for Best Action, Editor of the Year, Best MEP, and quite a few more! If you want to see what has won in previous years you can go here and click through the years!

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Site FAQ - Errors and Problems

Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:44 pm

Q: My username/ password is definitely correct but I can't log in.

Try clearing your cookies and cache in your web browser, then try again. This solves the problem 99% of the time. Additional login problems can be resolved by following the steps listed on this page.

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:45 pm

Q: My account is inactive?

If you haven’t used your account in a long time or have used the wrong password too many times, your account may be marked as inactive. email admin@animemusicvideos.org to have it reactivated.

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:47 pm

Q: I signed up but I didn't get a confirmation email. What happened?

Most likely, one of three things happened. Either you typed in your email address wrong, there has been a delay in delivering/ receiving your message, or your email account settings may have filtered the message, and sent it to your spam box. If you don't get an email within a day then contact admin@animemusicvideos.org with your username.

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Site FAQ - Errors and Problems

Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:50 pm

Q: I've forgotten my username or password. How do I retrieve it?

Go to the user login page and click on the “Forgot your password?” or “Forgot your username?” link. Note: Both links require you to have access to the email address currently associated with your account. If you do not have access to this account, email admin@animemusicvideos.org for further assistance.

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Site FAQ - Web Site

Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:58 pm

Q: Why should I register? Is there a cost?

Registering will make you a member of the site. Non-members can still view the database, and download both direct and indirect videos, but local video downloads are available only once you register. As soon as you become a member, you will also be able to have your videos listed in the database and upload videos that you’ve made to the local server. Members also get a few other neat things such as the ability to participate in the Viewer’s Choice Awards, the forums, and much more. Signing up is free, and donations are not required for membership (although it is of course appreciated and will help us fund things like server costs and site maintenance).

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Site FAQ - Web Site

Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 pm

Q: I need to change the email address associated with my account.

To change your email address, click the “Edit Profile” link that's located in the “My Account” dropdown menu located on the left side column of the main site. You will now be on the page where you can change your email address, password, location, and much more.

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:00 pm

Q: How do I change my username?

In order to have your username changed, you must submit a request in the “Official Name Change Request” forum here.

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:02 pm

Q: How do I unsubscribe from the mailing list?

To unsubscribe from the mailing list, click the “Edit Profile” link that's located in the “My Account” dropdown menu located on the left side column of the main site. You will now be on the page where you can unsubscribe from the Newsletter.

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:04 pm

Q: A certain member is harassing me. What can I do about this?

If another member is harassing, threatening, or being especially rude to you, please contact a admin/ moderator. A updated list of Admins and Moderates can be found here. You can also report the specific message by clicking on the report button located at the top right corner of the post.

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