Exclusively for VRChat New Years 2023: Introducing the VRChat Entertainment Network!
VRChat is running a fully managed video stream consisting of both live and pre-recorded content for New Years Eve 2023!
The stream will start at the first official New Years celebration: UTC +14, Kiribati, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It will continue onward, with peak hours highlighted by live music content from various VRChat communities! We’ll be publishing a schedule at a later time.
However, during transitions, waiting periods, and timezones where we aren’t playing live content, we want to play all kinds of prerecorded content! This is where you come in.
- Want to show off your community?
- Make a world in VRChat?
- Make avatars?
- Tell stories?
- Run an event?
- Make animated content?
- Make music?
- Want to make sure everyone stays hydrated?
- Want to wish the entirety of VRChat a Happy New Year?
Can you think of literally anything even remotely VRChat related that’ll fit in a video?
Now’s your time!
Create whatever you like, submit it here, and we’ll take a look. As long as you follow the rules and the video is good, we’ll play it!
- Your content must follow the VRChat Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.
- Do not use your video to advertise a real product. This includes digital or physical products, services, or storefronts, Patreon or Patreon-like profiles, or any other link or content intended to solicit money from the viewer.
- Avoid using links, QR codes, bar codes, or other similar information in your video. It’ll complicate the review process and we may reject the video.
- Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Twitch links are fine. Just keep in mind we’re going to look at what you’re linking to, and if it seems off, we’ll reject the video.
- Discord links are only OK if your server is in the Discord Community program. This makes it a lot easier for us to not have to worry about the content of your Discord server.
- Do not use harsh video or audio. Excessively loud audio or shocking/harsh visuals will be rejected.
- Avoid using lots of text or small text. In addition to being difficult to review, depending on the stream quality, the text may not be readable.
- Keep your content appropriate. Aim for “family-friendly”.
- VRChat reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason, at any time, with no obligation to disclose the rejection or the reason for rejection.
- You may or may not be informed if your video is used in our stream. We’ll try to inform users if/when we’ll use their content. However, considering the amount of content we expect to get and need to use to fill the time, this may not be feasible.
Here’s the legalese version you have to agree to in the submission form:
By checking the “I Agree” checkbox below and submitting this form, you agree to VRChat’s Terms of Service (“TOS”) and agree that the content you are submitting shall be considered “User Content” thereunder, for purposes including but not limited to the license grants governing User Content provided in Section 9 of the TOS.
Roughly summarized, in order to submit video content to us, you have to have the capability to grant us license to the content as defined in our Terms of Service when we talk about “User Content”. Usually, this means that you made the content.
- 1080p @ 30FPS. 16:9 aspect ratio, landscape. No portrait video.
- Video: h264 at most 4000kbps.
- Audio: AAC, ~96kbps.
- At least 10 seconds long, and no longer than 10 minutes. If you want to submit a longer video, submit a concept and give us a REALLY good reason, and we’ll consider it. But probably not. Stick to sub-10 minutes.
- No watermarking. This includes TikTok watermarking. We will overlay your name as submitted to give credit.
- You must submit a final version. Although you can submit a concept or a draft video to our form with a YouTube link, the final version MUST be submitted via Google Drive. Any submissions without a final version will not be used.
Honestly anything you want, as long as it’s remotely VRChat related.
Here’s some more examples:
- A showcase of VRChat worlds
- A fake commercial for a product that doesn’t exist
- Highlight clips of VRChat events you’ve run
- A mini-documentary on X VRChat subject
- A short comedy show
- A clip of you and your friends wishing everyone a happy new year
- A nonsensical and completely incorrect “late night cable TV” instructional video on how to make avatars
- A “found footage” segment where I’m not getting lost in the Backrooms, but instead I’m getting lost in the search results for “The Backrooms” in VRChat
- A safari expedition into VRChat where you record a documentary on all the different people staring into mirrors
Here’s one someone on our team made. It’s very cute.
You can just straight-up record in VRChat if you want, zero editing. Use OBS!
Of course, if you want to do something a bit more complicated, a bit of editing will probably help.
If you want to do some editing, here’s some recommendations:
- DaVinci Resolve has a free version but it’s pretty complicated and might be overkill.
- Pitvi is pretty good, albeit it has a bit of clunk. That being said, it’s Free and Open Source Software
- Shotcut’s interface is a little clunky, but its decent for basic edits
- Oddly enough, Microsoft Photos Legacy is a video editor and it isn’t the worst thing out there (and its free)
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE MONDAY DECEMBER 5TH AT 12PM PACIFIC TIME.
There are no extensions, no late submissions, no exceptions. Sorry, but previous NYE events have taught us that we’ve gotta be harsh here.
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