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The ChurchMilitant.TV website has many features, and to get the most out of the website you should understand what they all do. If something is not clear, please feel free to email us.


Overview & Site Layout

Once you have created an account and logged in to the site, you will see the main page. The main page of the site is where you watch videos and is very similar for both the Premium and the Free channels. There are six sections to the main page.

At the top, running the full width of the page, is the header. This displays important information (such as your username) and useful links and tools (such as the control panel, shop and search feature).

Underneath this is the display area. The display area shows the currently playing video, or the search results. Underneath the display area is the list area; this shows a list of programs, seasons or videos (see "Navigating the site" for details of how this list works).

Underneath these two sections are the most recent daily programs (to the left) and the premium promotion section (to the right). The most recent daily programs section lists the most recent five episodes of the daily News, Vortex, Saint and History (see "Recent videos" for details of how this daily section is used). The premium promotion section shows (if you are a Premium user) the ten most recent episodes of programs available exclusively on Premium access or (if you are a Free user) previews for the various exclusively premium programs(see "Recent videos" for details of how this list is used).

At the bottom of the page is the footer. This contains useful links and information.

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Navigating the Site

Navigating the site is very simple and intuitive. The easiest way it to use the list area to "drill down" to a particular video. Select a program by clicking on its title (as you hover your mouse pointer over the title, you will see a description of the program). You will be presented with a list of seasons within that program. Click one of those seasons (again, you will see a description when your mouse pointer hovers over the the title) to see a list of episodes. Click one of those episode titles (again, you can preview a description by hovering) to watch the particular video. You can return to the list of all programs or the list of seasons within a particular program by using the links at the bottom of each list.

When you are watching a video you will see a number of buttons at the bottom of the video player; these buttons are fairly standard on video players and are intuitive to use.

If you are logged in as a Free user and try to watch a Premium program, you will see a shorter preview of this program, not the full-length video. You can use these shorter previews to judge whether you wish to upgrade to premium access.

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Recent Videos

Use the daily area to watch recent News, Vortex, Saints or Histories : Click the title of the episode you are interested in (a description will be shown as you hover your mouse pointer over the title) to watch the video. If you click one of the four program titles (Catholic News Roundup, The Vortex, Saint of the Day, This Day in History) that particular program will be displayed in the list section.

Premium users can use the premium promotion area in a similar way - simply click on the titles of the most recent videos to watch them. Free users can use this area to watch previews of the many programs offered eclusively on the Premium channel.

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Searching for Videos

To the right-hand side of the header is the search box. To search the videos, enter a particular term (such as "Bible", "Mary", "Obama") into the search box and click the "Go" button. This will display a list of episodes whose titles and / or descriptions include that search term. The search function uses simple search logic, and so you should search for single, specific terms.

If you are a Free user, then any programs which are available exclusively on the Premium channel will be displayed - but you will be unable to watch them. Of course, you can always subscribe to the Premium service to see them!

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Emailing Videos

ChurchMilitant.TV is happy for you to send videos to your friends, family, coworkers or other interested people. As stated in the Terms & Conditions, you may email a "reasonable" number of videos. If you are emailing videos to advance the mission of the Church (which is to teach and sanctify all men) this is perfectly acceptable.

To email a video, simply click the "Email this video" button to the right of the video player. A small window will open - fill out the form with your name and email address, your friend's name and email address, and a personal message if you desire. Then click the "Send the email button". The email will be sent to your friend automatically.

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Embedding Videos

ChurchMilitant.TV is happy for you to embed videos on your website or blog. As stated in the Terms & Conditions, you may embed a "reasonable" number of videos. Embedding a few videos relevant to the content of your site is acceptable, but creating a partial or full duplicate of the website it not permitted.

To embed a video, simply click the "Embed Code" button to the right of the video player. A small window will open - copy the code generated and paste it into the HTML code of your website and blog. If you are unfamilar with HTML code, you should consult your website provider.

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Sharing Videos

Selected videos (generally speaking, videos available via Free subscription) on ChurchMilitant.TV can be shared via social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. If this feature is available for a particular video, a link will be shown under the description next to the video player. To share the video on via the social media site, simply click the button link. A popup window will open, allowing you to confirm the post or tweet.

The social media links use software provided by those websites, and so they may change without warning and ChurchMilitant.TV is not responsible for anything beyond our servers.

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RSS Feeds

In the top-right of the website is a small RSS logo (it looks like a black circle with golden lines transmitting from a golden dot). RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication and is a method of subcribing to frequently changing or updated content - such as our daily videos! If you have an RSS reader and are familiar with using RSS feeds, you can subscribe to one or more of our RSS feeds; simply click the RSS icon to visit our RSS page.

We have several different RSS feeds, each of which displays a different video and / or different sort of content (video, script, podcast etc.) You should choose whichever RSS feed best suits your needs.

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Podcasts & Scripts

Selected videos have audio-only versions available, as well as scripts / transcripts of the programs. If these are available for a particular video, they will be accessed via a link under the description in the display section. Please note the audio version may be edited for length, and the scripts may be transcripts or shooting scripts (and thus may differ from the words spoken in the video).

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News, Vortex & Mic'D Up Archives

Only the most recent 12 months of News, Vortex and Mic'D Up are hosted on the site. You can, however, access the archives for older episodes by using the archives link near the top of the screen. The archives are not complete - there are gaps - but they will allow you to see older Vortex, News and Mic'D Up episodes.

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Talks Archive

In a similar way to the News, Vortex & Mic'D Up archives, not all of the talks given at speaking engagements are stored on the main site. But, you can access many talks by going to the talks website link near the top of the screen.

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Shop

There are many items available for purchase from ChurchMilitant.TV, including DVDs and CDs of the various programs, bumper stickers and advance subscriptions. You can also make donations to help us continue our mission.

To access the shop, use the link in the header of the page - or click the links next to particular videos, which will take you to a specific product in the store. You can order items online, paying via PayPal, or you can contact us to place an order via check or credit card over the telephone.

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