No worries at all, and it’s actually very easy!
For images and text, the best way is to use a programming language called Textile, which provides simple text commands to format your text, create a link, or even post a picture. An excellent resource for using Textile can be found here.
Video is a little trickier, but the good news is that sites like YouTube and Vimeo have you covered. If you go to YouTube, there should be a small button under each video labeled "Embed." If you click on it, it will give you the complete embedding code in HTML. Just copy the code and paste it where you want the video to show up, and you’re good to go.
These can be used in both your profile and in forum posts. Those are the basic tools, and there’s lots of room for creativity—just browse around some of our users’ profiles, and we look forward to seeing what you come up with!
There are two payment options: pay-per-view and subscription.
Pay-per-view is ideal to watch movies on a film-by-film basis. You can purchase credit to watch films on the account page. Credit does not expire (we hate that) and can be used to watch films at your leisure.
Subscription is ideal if you want to watch as many movies as you want each month. The subscription offers unlimited access to all films that are playing in your area...when you scroll through our library, it’ll be like the price tag in the corner doesn’t matter! The subscription carries over from month to month automatically, but you may cancel it at any time.
Straight from our lead developer, the general system requirements are:
In addition, we are now offering MUBI through Sony’s PlayStation 3 in 18 countries around the world. The system requirement for that application is:
Since we’re a film database as well as an online cinema, we aim to list every movie ever made—regardless of whether or not it’s playing on our site—for the community to review and discuss. So the number of films in our database will be in the tens of thousands (and counting), even if the number playing in any given country is less than that.
Regarding which films are available, there are rights and licensing issues involved. Availability varies from time to time and place to place, and there’s no one area where all our films are playing. But we aim to have a slate of excellent films playing anywhere at any time. You can see the full list of films available in your area at mubi.com/watch—and no matter where you are, we can guarantee that many of our favorites are there.
Currently, the subtitles of a film are fixed by territory, so there is actually no way to disable or switch them—at least not at the moment.
However, adding more subtitle options, so people can choose their subtitles (or even turn them off completely), is a big part of our dream for MUBI. This is a bit complicated, not just for technical reasons, but for licensing reasons as well, since different companies may own the rights to subtitles in different languages. But rest assured, building a completely versatile (and multilingual) movie-going experience is our goal for the future.
If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions for any aspect of the site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as we can.
We’ve also included some of the more general questions and troubleshooting tips down below.
For starters, we would definitely recommend making sure your version of Flash is up-to-date. You can download the latest version for free here. Aside from updating Flash and making sure your computer meets the system requirements, our lead developer would also recommend:
If you continue to experience problems, please email us at email@example.com.