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What is VH1's VSPOT?
VSPOT is a free premium broadband video service brought to you by VH1.com

What kind of videos will I find on VSPOT?
VH1's broadband channel - brings viewers the richest music and pop-culture video content while it's happening: live events, series sneak peeks, exclusive celeb Q&A's, movie trailers, in-studio performances and original series, not to mention thousands of music videos, customizable play lists and artist interviews.

MUSIC: VSPOT offers VH1's entire collection of music videos, plus a variety of fun playlists including "Fresh New Music," "Blondes Have More Fun," and "Ladies On Top." There are also exclusive performances from your favorite bands on Live @ VH1.com. "Take 2" blends music videos with artist commentary, offering a candid look at the filming and songwriting process. "Box Set" is a comprehensive portrait of an artists' career, using music videos, live performances and exclusive chats. We also have the great music video lineups in VSPOT Top 20, Mix Tape, Rock Spot, and Nocturnal State as well as videos and specials from our digital channels VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul.

MOVIES: Trailblazers and DVD Debut showcase all the latest trailers, clips and DVD footage. Plus there's gossip from the Red Carpet and exclusive interviews and clips.

SHOWS: All the latest VH1 shows are on display, featuring tons of bonus footage, outtakes, and highlights. And of course, there’s our popular "Celebreality" TV series, watch exclusive footage from your favorite VH1 shows like, "Flavor of Love," "Breaking Bonaduce," and "Hogan Knows Best" on VSPOT now.

Do I have to pay to use VSPOT?
VSPOT is a totally free service. You do not need to pay to use it.

Do I have to register to use VSPOT?
You do not need to register to use VSPOT.

Why is there advertising before or after some VSPOT videos?
VSPOT is an advertiser supported service. In order to offer you all of this terrific content free of charge, VH1 raises money from advertisers.

What are the minimum system requirements to run VSPOT?
To run VSPOT, your system must meet the following requirements:

   High speed Internet connection (DSL or Cable modem):
  • Minimum Broadband Bandwidth: 500kbs
  • Optimal Broadband Bandwidth: 1,000kbs
   Operating System:
  • PC: Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • Mac: OS X 10.3
   Browser:
  • PC: Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1.5
  • Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari, Firefox
Do I need special software to use VSPOT?
No. As long as you are running one of the browsers listed above, and you have the Flash 8 plug-in installed, you’re ready to start watching all the great music videos and show clips that VSPOT has to offer.

What is My Playlist?
Don't want to watch the programs we've assembled on VSPOT? My Playlist is a playlist of videos that you control. Any video you see on VSPOT can be added to your playlist if it has an "add to my playlist” button. You can watch your playlist straight through without any of the stuff you don't want (though there will still be ads).

Common Problems

I am hearing sound but not seeing any video. What is the problem and how can I fix it?
Some computers cannot display video unless they are in 24- or 32-bit color mode. To see if you are in this mode, right-click on your desktop and choose 'Properties'. Then click the 'Settings' tab. There should be a box near the lower-right which says 'Color Quality'. From the dropdown menu, make sure either 24-bit (high color) or 32-bit (true color) is selected. That's it.

I am getting a "Stack Overflow" error message when I run VSPOT on my Media Center PC.
This is known bug in the VSPOT application. To help reduce this problem, try reducing the number of active application you have running at one time.