Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Free-to-share films

Much of VODOs content is available as free-to-share releases distributed via BitTorrent on the site and from your favourite P2P site or service. We're working with uTorrent, Limewire and Vuze, as well as some of the big Torrent indexes online. We want to bring the media to you, not force you to come to us! 

Can I really share VODO films freely?

Yes. As long as you're not making commercial use out of our works, you can share them however you like.

Bundle releases

Our bundle releases are curated around a specific theme or subject and combines a wide array of different media such as books, audio, games and film. You choose how much to pay and always get the base content with extra content available to unlock if you beat the current average price.

Games

I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream


Minimum System Requirements

* OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
* Processor: IBM PC Compatible computer with a 233Mhz 486 processor
* Memory: 8 MB RAM
* Graphics: A VESA compatible Super VGA card
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
* Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

* OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8
* Processor: 233Mhz 486 processor
* Memory: 8 MB RAM
* Graphics: A VESA compatible Super VGA card
* Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

* OS: Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12.04
* Processor: IBM PC Compatible computer with a 233Mhz 486 processor
* Memory: 8 MB RAM
* Graphics: A VESA compatible Super VGA card
* Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Installation:
1. Make sure you have the Steam Client installed. If not, go to http://store.steampowered.com/about/ and install the client.
2. Copy the Steam code provided as part of your VODO bundle
3. Open your Steam Client and navigate to Games->Activate a Product on Steam…
4. Paste the Product/Steam Key into the Product Code text box
5. You should now see I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream in your library. Enjoy!

Hacker Evolution: Duality
(beat-the-average payments only)


Minimum System Requirements:

* OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
* Processor: IBM PC Compatible computer with a 233Mhz 486 processor
* Memory: 8 MB RAM
* Graphics: A VESA compatible Super VGA card
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
* Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

* OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
* Processor: 1 GHz processor or faster
* Memory: 512Mb RAM
* Hard Disk Space: 200Mb free disk space
* Video Card: 32Mb video card

* Linux
* Processor: 1Ghz CPU
* Memory: 1Gb RAM
* Hard Disk Space: Hard Disk Space: 100 Mb
* Note: Requires FreeGLUT and libSDL packages

Installation:
1. Make sure you have the Steam Client installed. If not, go to http://store.steampowered.com/about/ and install the client.
2. Copy the Steam code provided as part of your VODO bundle
3. Open your Steam Client and navigate to Games->Activate a Product on Steam…
4. Paste the Product/Steam Key into the Product Code text box
5. You should now see Hacker Evolution: Duality in your library. Enjoy!


Steam keys

Please note that all Steam keys generated as part of Bundle promotions are considered to be personal. Only one Steam key is available per customer and PayPal account.

Bundles are offered for personal use and enjoyment on the terms stated and are in any case not licensed for redistribution by the purchaser. For the avoidance of doubt, redistribution in any form is not permitted except with the express permission of VODO Ltd. or the rightsholder specific to the content purchased.

Steam keys not working

If your Steam key doesn't work, please restart Steam and try again. Email us at info (at) vodo.net if that doesn't sort it!

Books

Subatomic (graphic novel), The Homeland Directive (graphic novel) and Schneier On Security (ebook) are available for direct download, DRM free, in PDF, CBZ (graphic novels only) and EPUB formats.
For all Amazon Kindle devices use PDF rather than CBZ. EPUB can be converted for Kindle, with a free converter such as epubconverter

EPUB is supported by most other devices such as Nook and Kobo.
Android devices can also view EPUB files by using an app such as Aldiko or ePub Reader for Android
EPUB files can be read on iPad and iPhone devices using iBooks
CBZ files can be read on iPad and iPhone devices using Cloudreaders


Audio

Immortal Technique, Surveillance EP is available for download in zip format and contains DRM-free mp3 files at 192kbps. Once unzipped, double-click files to open with your default media applications.


IPredator

For instructions on activating your IPredator offer, please visit https://ipredator.se/bigbrother


Playback issues

My download won't play in my computer

To play films downloaded from VODO you need to have the appropiate codecs installed on your system or use a player that can decode the video and sound automatically. If you are using Windows we have made it super easy to both download and watch films using our stand-alone VODO Player, and if you are using another operating system we recommend VLC, a free and open-source player that support all films available ton the site.

My download won't play using my Blu-ray/DVD/PS3

Our releases should be playable by most players that support Xvid or H.264 video in a Matroska container. If you know your player normally supports H.264 but still won't play the .mkv file you downloaded you might need to update your players firmware or re-mux the file so it doesn't use header compression, please see the Matroska FAQ for more information.

Submitting works

How do I submit a work to VODO?

Film submissions are currently on hold while we rework our submission process and transcoding services. We should have more information on the future of user-contributed material later this autumn.

Donations

Can I donate with bitcoin?

We are working on a more integrated way of accepting BitCoin payments but for now you can send your bitcoin to 19xdhvfp2YvM6SWoer7pkwsVvuxjjYqard and then email us to indicate which film you'd like the donation to go to. If you'd like us to credit you publically on the website, tell us your VODO account name as well.

The company

Who is working on VODO?

The core VODO team is Jamie King (UK, Founder and CEO), Nils Hellberg (Sweden, Development Leader), Jem Noble (Canada, Commercial Director), Chen Zhe (China, Lead Programmer) and Donald Harvey (UK, Programmer and Frontend Developer.)  

VODO has been in development since 2008 and was produced by conjunction with the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation, with the support of Arts Council UK and Emerald Fund.