What exactly is Flixwagon?
Flixwagon is a mobile phone and web application that allows users to broadcast and share live videos from their mobile phones to the internet. Using our web service viewers can search, view, and share live broadcasts and stored videos in almost any category including sports, travel, news, personal, etc. Broadcasters can manage their stored videos, share them with others, and much more. With Flixwagon, you can broadcast your life...LIVE!
How does it work?
Flixwagon is a web and mobile phone based application that allows the user to:
1. Broadcast live videos from a mobile phone.
2. Access live and stored videos online.
Anyone can check out these videos online.
But if you join you will get increased privileges on the website such as being able to build a profile, subscribe, choose favorite flix, and more.
Joining is also the first step toward become a broadcaster of your own live flix. Remember that signing up, downloading the program, and becoming a broadcaster are all FREE.
Why use Flixwagon? Flixwagon allows you to broadcast your life...LIVE! With Flixwagon you can capture the latest happenings wherever you are, and share them instantaneously with whomever you choose! You can also check out other people's live and stored videos on Flixwagon.com.
What types of videos are on Flixwagon.com?
We encourage you to broadcast anything like your life, news, sports, parties, etc. as long as you don’t violate any intellectual property laws. Any pornography is strictly prohibited in our terms of usage. Let’s keep it clean people!
How do I broadcast live from my mobile phone?
Becoming a broadcaster is easy. After the free Registration process on www.flixwagon.com, all you need to do is download the software and start your live broadcast. Get ready to live your life... LIVE!
What type of mobile phone do I need to broadcast my live videos?
Flixwagon is working toward making our technology available to anyone with a camera phone but as of now our product only works on the following model: Nokia Series 60 3rd edition.
How do I sign up?
Simply go to www.flixwagon.com and click JOIN NOW on the homepage. Once you have completed these steps, you will be a member of our service, which means that you can now comment, subscribe, rate videos, give feedback, and more. If you wish to become a broadcaster, all you need to do is download the software and begin broadcasting.
Should I register even if I don't want to broadcast my own videos?
Sure. Becoming a registered user allows you to comment on other people's videos, build a profile, subscribe, and more. Registering is also the first step toward becoming a broadcaster of your own live videos from your mobile.
Is it really free to sign up?
Yes! Flixwagon does not charge you anything to sign up, download the application, or to start broadcasting your own videos. Although the Flixwagon service is free, you will incur charges associated with using the internet on your cell phone. We recommend that you upgrade your plan to unlimited mobile internet access or flat rate internet access to avoid minute-by-minute internet charges, which can really add up. With unlimited mobile internet access you will be able to broadcast without worrying about racking up a huge bill.
What is a broadcaster? A broadcaster is a Flixwagon user that publishes his or her own live videos. To become a broadcaster, you must first Register and download the software from Flixwagon.com. Once you are signed up, you can download the program and start broadcasting!
Once I sign up, how do I become a broadcaster? Once you Register on Flixwagon.com all you need to do is download the software and begin broadcasting for free. Once you download this application, you will be able to access the Flixwagon program on your mobile phone to record and broadcast live videos whenever you want. Want to capture your son’s little league game live? Go for it! Want to make a music video of your band? Broadcast it live online! Get ready to live your life...LIVE.
Broadcasting from My Mobile
How do I download and install the Flixwagon mobile application? There are two ways to download and install the Flixwagon application on your mobile. If you have not already joined Flixwagon.com, you can go through the registration process and download the application. If you have already joined Flixwagon but you didn’t download the application, you can download it from the SETTINGS page in the ACCOUNT section.
I downloaded the application. What’s next? After you have downloaded the application, you can open the application on your mobile phone and sign-in. Here you must provide the username and password that you chose during the registration process.
How do I broadcast? To broadcast a movie from your mobile phone, simply sign-in on your mobile phone, and go to BROADCAST. You can view your broadcasts on the MY FLIX page.
How can I make the quality of my videos better? There are a few simple ways to improve the quality of your videos. The first is to keep your phone steady while you are recording in order to avoid a shaky video. Second, try to shoot close to the source of the sound so that you will have clear sound in your video. Third, adjust your camera settings in the PREFERENCES category on your mobile phone to adjust the picture quality from normal to best.
Can I set the broadcast title, category, and tags from my cell phone? Yes. To change these fields simply go to SETUP AND BROADCAST on your mobile phone. Remember, all of these fields are optional and you can set as many or as few as you would like. Also, you can set these fields pre-broadcast on your mobile phone or post-broadcast on Flixwagon.com.
When I sign into Flixwagon on my mobile phone, what do the different options mean? Broadcast: this will allow you to start broadcasting right away. After you shoot a video, you can choose to go back and title your movie, add tags, a category, etc. in the ’’Setup and Broadcast’’ category.
Set-up and Broadcast: this is where you can choose a title, tags and category. You can either change all of these options or none of them.
Preferences: this is where you can see your username, password, access point, billable events notifications, and choose your preferred video quality.
What do the different symbols on the broadcast screen mean? When the circle becomes red, this indicates that you are recording live. The time you see at the bottom of the screen shows how much time you have been broadcasting live. You can be sure that you are broadcasting when the time scroll and circle live indication are both red in color.
Can other people see my live broadcast? What happens if they missed the live broadcast? Yes. Other people can see your live broadcasts based on your sharing preferences, which you can update from the website in the CONTACTS section. You can change the default sharing settings or per broadcast sharing settings according to your preferences. If your contacts miss the live broadcast, they can still check out the stored video by clicking the link provided in the notification e-mail or by checking out your movie page online.
What are my different sharing options? You have full control over who has access to your live broadcasts and stored videos. This can be set up from our website in the CONTACTS section. You can choose to share your movie with:
1. No one but me.
2. Specific groups of contacts (groups that you have created for example, co-workers or family).
3. My contacts.
How do I notify my friends and family each time I start to broadcast? To notify your contacts, simply go online to Flixwagon.com go to the CONTACTS section and click on My Contacts. In this section, select the contacts or groups of contacts that you want to notify and click NOTIFY on the right side. This means that when you start broadcasting live, an e-mail will be sent to these contacts alerting them.
Once my broadcast is over, can I still change things? Yes. You can change things like the title, tags, privacy, etc. from the web. On the web you can go to the MY FLIX page and edit the details of your videos.
How can I see my broadcasts? To see your broadcasts go to Flixwagon.com and access the MY FLIX page. Here you will find all of your live and stored videos.
What else can I do on the website? On the website you can manage your videos, build a profile, add contacts, and export your videos to other sites, just to name a few options. For example, if you go to SETTINGS you can build your profile, change certain preferences, and export your Flixwagon broadcasts to other sites such as YouTube. In the CONTACTS section you can add contacts, create groups and choose who you want to notify when you make a live video broadcast. In the FLIX category you can manage your videos, read your subscriptions comments and more.
Do I have to register in order to view broadcasts and stored clips? No, you do not have to register to view broadcasts. Although once you Register you will have increased access to the website. For example, you can make comments on other people’s videos, build a profile, get subscribers, and even become a broadcaster. Once you register on Flixwagon.com all you need to do is download the application and begin broadcasting for free.
Can the broadcaster see my comments during a live broadcast? What about after the broadcast? \Yes! When you comment during a live broadcast, the broadcaster will be able to see your comments right on his or her mobile phone. You can check out all the comments made pre and post broadcast on the MY FLIX page on Flixwagon.com
Why are you asking for a password to access a private broadcast? This is to ensure that your video broadcast is truly private and only available to the intended viewers. Since this video is password protected, there is no chance that the wrong person will see it.
What does it mean to ’subscribe’? You can choose to be a subscriber of anyone on Flixwagon.com. If you see a broadcaster that makes particularly cool videos, simply click SUBSCRIBE and you will be added to this broadcasters group of subscribers. You can also choose to receive notification of when this broadcaster is shooting a live video.
I want to be a subscriber but I don’t want to receive notification of live broadcasts. How do I unsubscribe? To unsubscribe from a notification mailing either click I DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE FURTHER E-MAIL ALERTS on the bottom of the e-mail notification or go to the CONTACTS section on the website and then click on MY SUBSCRIPTIONS. Here you can choose to be removed from the notification mailings.
What is the difference between My Contacts and My Subscribers? You can decide who is a part of your Contacts group. You can create groups of co-workers, family, friends, or general people you have met on Flixwagon.com. My Subscribers include anyone who has decided to become your subscriber after viewing your flix. When you broadcast a video from your mobile, you can decide who will be able to see this film whether it be a group from your contacts, subscribers, or anyone on the web.
What is the difference between a public and private broadcast? A public broadcast is a video that anyone can access. With a private broadcast, you choose who will have access to your private broadcast. If you want a particular broadcast to be private, go to MY FLIX on the web choose which movies you want to be private. If you want to change your default sharing, this can also be changed in the MY FLIX category.
How do My Contacts view private live broadcasts and stored videos? Once you grant your contacts access to a private video, you can choose to send particular contacts e-mail notification. At a later time, if you decide that you want other people to see this video, you can easily change the setting from private to public on MY FLIX page.
Can I make my broadcasts and stored videos private? Of course. You can either make your videos private before or after you broadcast them.
Before you broadcast a video from your mobile phone, you can choose to make it private. If you want to change the default sharing of all of your videos, go online to the CONTACTS section and click on DEFAULT SHARING. Remember, this action changes the sharing of all of your videos, so if you want to make your next video public or available to other contacts, make sure you change the default sharing.
After you record a video, you can choose to make it public or private. To make stored videos public or private online, go to the MY FLIX page and change the SETTINGS from public to private.
What if I don’t want to share my videos with anybody? Is this possible? Yes. You can choose to make a particular broadcast available to ’’no one but me’’ by going to the Default Sharing category in the CONTACTS section.
What is the purpose of having contacts? You can choose to invite your contacts to see various broadcasts. For example, if you captured little Billy’s little league game live, you can broadcast it to your family in the CONTACTS category that you created. If you captured a funny moment at a party, you can broadcast it to your friends in your CONTACTS section. It’s up to you who will see each movie that you create. It’s also up to you to create the different category of contacts whether they are Friends, Co-Workers, Family, Colleagues, etc.
Websites Related Questions
What is the What’s Hot link? What’s Hot is a section highlighting this week’s most exciting videos.
What is My Page? My Page is a page that is unique to you. This page will include your subscribers, the people you’re a subscriber of, your favorite flix, and your most recently viewed flix. From this page you can also access stored videos and edit the details of these videos such as who can see them, their titles, and more. This page includes all of your preferences of favorite people, flix, and your own recent movies.
What are tags? Tags are keywords that help people find your videos online. For example, if you are broadcasting a video about beach volleyball, possible keywords may include sea, girls, sand, and volleyball.
How will my contacts know when I’m broadcasting live? You can decide who will receive an e-mail notification about a live broadcast. To choose who will receive notification when you start broadcasting, go to MY PAGE and access your CONTACTS. On this page you can choose who will receive notification when you broadcast something live by clicking the NOTIFY button.
Can I view videos on the website without subscribing? Yes. You can view videos on the website without subscribing but in order to write comments, choose favorites, subscribe, or create a user profile you must subscribe to this free site. You must also become a subscriber to this free service if you want to download the application and start broadcasting your own videos.
How much will it cost? Flixwagon is a completely free service. All you need to do is SIGN UP on our site and you will be able to view public videos, make comments on other people’s videos, and create a profile. Once you download the Flixwagon application, you will be able to broadcast your own live videos from your mobile phone. All for free. This free program broadcasts your videos live over the internet so mobile internet charges will apply according to your mobile plan and carrier. We recommend that our users upgrade their mobile plans to include unlimited internet access or flat rate access so not to incur these minute by minute charges.
How much will my mobile phone bill be? Although the Flixwagon application is free, you will incur charges associated with using the internet on your mobile phone. We recommend that you upgrade your plan to unlimited internet access or flat rate internet access to avoid minute-by-minute internet charges, which can really add up. With unlimited internet access you will be able to broadcast without worrying about racking up a huge bill.
Do I need unlimited mobile internet access to use Flixwagon? Since the Flixwagon mobile application uses the internet to broadcast videos, we recommend that users upgrade their mobile plans to unlimited internet access. On average, a minute of broadcast uses up around 1Mb of your data plan. With unlimited access, users will not incur any minute-by-minute charges associated with mobile internet usage.