Vidgen is an automated video creation tool. You supply a URL or raw HTML content, and Vidgen will convert it into a narrated slideshow video.
The name Vidgen is short for video generator.
Vidgen automatically analyzes your content, summarizes the text, and renders images into a short video.
Generated mp4 videos are available to be purchased for a period of about 2 hours. Once purchased, you can download the video up to 3 times for 3 days.
Vidgen counts the occurrences of entity words in your content, and then chooses the sentences that contain the most of those entity words, with extra weight being placed on sentences that occur at the beginning and end of your content.
You can choose the images and text that are displayed in your video by adding special attributes to your HTML elements.
A direct API and a user interface for video customization are in the works, and will be available soon.
Whatever you want, as long as it's legal. You can post it on Youtube, embed it in your blog, or use it for any personal or commercial purpose.
Vidgen does not claim any ownership or copyright of your video. As long as you have the copyright to or have permissions to use the media contained in the video, it's yours and any copyright belongs to you.
Purchased videos can be downloaded 3 times for a period of 3 days.
Narration audio: Vidgen has obtained a royalty-free distribution license for all user generated narration audio, which means it can be used and distributed in your video, by you, for both personal and commercial purposes. But please note that the narration audio cannot be separately extracted from the video and used for other purposes.
Music: all music contained in generated videos is in the Public Domain, so you can mostly do what you want with it, with some notable exceptions like claiming you created it or own the copyright, or using it a way that suggests the copyright own endorses your or your works.
Vidgen will soon be adding more music that is licensed under Creative Commons that will require attribution to the music's copyright holder.
Vidgen retains them for a short period of time for troubleshooting and debugging purposes. We do not distribute, share, or make your video available to 3rd parties (except as needed for private data storage with hosting providers). After the retention period has expired, your video and all its associated media files are permanently purged from the Vidgen systems.
Vidgen is still being perfected and unfortunately, not all generated videos will be outstanding. You can try using the HTML API to customize your video. Or try altering your content using the tips below, and then resubmit.
If your content does not contain any images, your video's visuals will just be a black background with summarized subtitles. It's best to have at least 1 image in your content. More images will make your video more engaging. Some other image tips:
Only submit URL's or HTML that contain a single article, blog post, or text content. If there are multiple pieces of content on the page, Vidgen may have difficulty choosing the correct one to convert to video.
Vidgen summarizes your content by finding its most important sentences. If these sentences are really long, they'll be broken up into multiple subtitles, which may increase your video's duration. This may also make the audio narration of your sentences sound like it's droning on.
Subtitles are limited to 95 characters per line, so try to keep your sentences limited to 380 characters or less. That way they'll fit into at most 2 displayed subtitles, at 2 lines each.
Vidgen only supports English text content, but will expand to support other languages in the future.
No. You can only use Vidgen to create videos of content that you have the rights to create derivative works of. This means you either own the copyright to all the source content (text, images, and other media), or you have been given permission by the copyright owner to use it in the creation of a derivative work.
And, of course, you can't use Vidgen to make a video of any type of unlawful content.
I don't know, I'm not a lawyer. It's just against Vidgen's Terms of Service to create a video of content that you don't have the copyright to or permission to make derivative works of.