Frequently Asked Questions
2. I want to use material featured on this site. How?Do not ask me to send you material – I don’t have any. If you want to screen or feature some of the films in front of an audience in your community, in theaters, cinemas, festivals, or on a TV Network, please don’t ask me if you’re allowed to. Find the producers and ask them.
3. I want have my film listed on this site. How?If you are the copyright holder please send us the link where the film can be watched online and embedded from there along with the title and/or description.
4. I have problem viewing the streaming videos. Help!(Note: If the screen is blank and nothing happens the video has probably been removed, therefore it’s not your fault. Also some of the videos are NOT iPad/iPhone compatible). However if you’re not able to watch any of the videos, the problem is probably on your end. Occasionally people have problems due to their Browser/Internet settings or lack of the necessary software installed. All documentaries are tested on the latest stable release of Firefox before adding to the list. You can Download Firefox here.
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or DivX Web player. While Divx is a reputable company they are among the worst for sneaking in adware with their installers. You absolutely can install just the Web Player without the adware by choosing custom instead of recommended installation at all steps, you do not need to pay for anything, and be sure to avoid adware during upgrades. For a review of DivX and how to install it without the extras click here.
VLC Web Player for Mac and Windows has been used by some as an alternative of DivX but does not work for everyone. VLC Player also tries to get you to install adware, but it does not install an automatic updater as DivX does, but will give you alerts when an updated stable version is released.
Still having problems? Sorry, there’s nothing more we can do about it.
5. Why have some videos been removed? They have been removed by YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion or a similar video hosting service by any number of reasons. DocumentaryList.NET moderators check our embedded videos on a regular basis and remove dead links. However as our site grows it is not possible to do this on a daily basis.
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