"EyeOdyssey" wrote:I just have a few questions to ask.
Has anyone in the US rented the Vindex set of episodes yet?
Does it still work?
Is it legit?
And how exactly do you view the episodes? Is it online like with Netflix, or does it download into your computer? And after the 30 day rental is over, does it just delete itself off your computer, or do you have to do it manually?
This site is official, Toei Animation allowed Videx to offer episodes on their site. Ill try to explain on how the website works the best I can.
Despite the sites description stating that Videxs videos are only viewable in Japan, I was able to view them. Although I dont live in US, Im sure that Videx would allow users from the US to download from the site. However, I only tried getting the episode that is free (the first episode) so it might be different for those who try to rent episodes which are not free. I heard that they do accept international credit cards but Im not certain since I havent tried it yet. I think its a good idea to download the free episode before trying to rent the episodes that cost money.
Videx is sort of like an online Red Box in some ways cause they offer cheap rentals. In order to download episodes, you have to have a Videx account. Once you sign up for Videx, you log in to your account and click on the episode you want to download. Then click on the shopping cart icon. The white icon allows you to download one episode; the yellow icon allows you to download the entire series. Then go to your shopping basket(買い物かご
to confirm your purchase by clicking the icon on the bottom right hand corner. Be careful; do not click the icon on the right beside the payment window because that would delete your purchase.
After thats done click on My Page(マイページ
and click on the icon with the arrow that says click here to download(ダウンロードはこちら
. Once you click it, a dropdown box will appear and it will offer two options. The first option will allow you to download the episode though Videx Station. Videx Station is a video player that, not only allows you play a video from the site, it allows you to download the episode(s) shortly. If you click on the second icon, you download the episode normally and you can play the episode(s) though Windows Media Player. Downloading the episodes will take longer but you dont need the Videx Station Program in order to play episodes.
You can get the program from Videxs site though this link: http://www.videx.jp/vs/download_confirm.php?vsurl=https%3A%2F%2Fssv.videx.jp%2Fvssvc%2Fdlpitem%2F%3Fp%3D001165433023%26r%3D234429%26v%3D203583
The program is free.
Once you download the episode, press play, then a window will pop up were you put down your videx ID and your password. Then Videx uses this information to confirm that you legally purchased the episode from the site. Once it has, (this takes less than a second) youll be able to watch the episode.
The length of time you are allowed to watch the episodes would depend on if you rented the episodes individuality or not. Individual downloads will last 2 days and if you rent them as a pack it will last for 30 days. Once your time is up, then you cannot view them anymore and you have to download and pay for them again. The files will be useless and you have to delete them manually.
I hope this information helps you.