This is a list of frequently asked questions(FAQ) and some common problems that you might face when downloading movies from Gingle.
How to go about downloading a movie?
You need to visit the movie downloads page from the top bar on the Gingle homepage. Choose your movie from the titles displayed to you, this takes you to the specific movie download page. On the movie download page you several version of the movie, you can download any one version you want:
Normal Version: Download this version by 'Download Part I' and 'Download Part II' buttons. These are two halves of the movie and you should download both one by one.
High Quality Version: Download this version by 'Download in HQ' button.
3GP Version: Download this version by 'Download Part I (3GP)' to 'Download Part IV (3GP)' buttons. These are four halves of the movie and you should download all four of them one by one.
If the movie starts playing in your browser, just right click the 'direct link' on the page where the timer runs, and selct 'Save link as...'.
Video tutorial on how to download
The movie download is not starting?
If the movie download does not start even after 5 seconds, then we request you to wait for 2 minutes as sometimes the servers are taking a little bit of more time to start the download due to the heavy load on Gingle. If you are still not able to start your download, then you need to right click the "direct link" or the "retry again" link (on the page where the 5 second timer runs) and select "Save Link As...".
How to get subtitles for the two parts of the movies?
Just follow this process, and you will have working subtitles for the two parts:
Goto menu File->Load Subtitle and choose the subtitle file you just downloaded.
Goto menu Tools->Split Subtitles
Select 'End of Video' option and click browse. Now choose the first part of the movie.
Now you will have two files, subtitlefile_1.srt and subtitlefile_2.srt, each for one part of the movie.
If you face any problems, then watch the video below
Note: If your subtitle files are not working in sync with the spoken words, then you can do Tools menu->'Track Synchronization' in VLC and try adjusting the 'Advance of subtitles over video' option to a positive or negative value depending on the shift or correction in seconds you require to match the written words to the spoken words.
Video tutorial on subtitles
Why am I not able to watch the movie online?
To play a movie on your computer, your computer needs to have the appropriate codecs which can help your computer understand what is actually contained in the highly compressed movies on Gingle. So, you need to install the DivX codec which is included in the DivX Web Player:
You will not need to install everything included in this installer. Just install the "DivX Web Player" which is necessary for playing the movies. You can do so by checking the box next to the "DivX Web Player" when installing and unchecking all other products. The windows installer of the DivX Web Player is a web based installer, that means the installer is only 970KB, but when you run the installer it will download the DivX Web Player worth 30MB. So the speed of the installation depends on the speed of your network connection. Also, the windows based DivX Player installer takes some time to start on very slow internet connections.
The movie I downloaded does not play properly, ie. there is no video only audio or just video and no audio
You need to download VLC media player for your computer from the given link. It is availiable for free download. Windows users can get it from here - Download VLC for Windows, and Macintosh users can get it here - Download VLC for Mac.
The movie I want is not in here
You should request it in the comments section below each movie download page.
Why is the speed so low?
We recommend you to use Internet Download Manager popularly known as IDM, it can also make your downloads resumeable. Get it for free from Download IDM for Windows
Hall prints are availiable of movies that are very recently released or released just in some countries. They are usually recorded by some guys sitting in a movie hall and are OK for watching but not good like DVD quality. Sometimes you can hear breathing or audio is a not of a good quality. We always recommend that you wait for a good DVD print so you can fully enjoy the movie on your laptop or PC. These are watchable and good if you can't wait to watch the movie.
How do I watch a movie online?
Its simple. You just click on the "Movies" link on the top bar on the homepage. Then select "Watch Movies Free". Then you would see a huge list of movies along with their posters. If you see your movie here, you can click on it, else do a search by entering your movie's name in the search box on that page.
A link for a watch movie is showing 'This file no longer exists on our servers'
Sometimes files get removed from a video hosting service, then the page shows this message or any equivalent 'Not Found' message like a '404 Not Found'. You can do nothing in this case. You can try different links given on that watch movie page. Probably some of them might be working. We are notified of such issues automatically and remove the non-working or not-found links.
I cannot listen to the radio!
There are three ways to listen to a streaming radio on Gingle:
Streaming/Playing inside web browser using Windows Media Player Plugin: This requires the Windows Media Player plugin to be installed for your Firefox, Chrome, or Opera web browser. This plugin is already installed in Internet Explorer. You can get it for firefox and opera from here and for chrome from here. We recommend you to use Internet Explorer if you want a hassle free listening experience.Note for Firefox: Navigate to your firefox folder(C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox) and copy the 'Plugins' folder to 'browser' folder.
Streaming/Playing inside browser using Real Player Plugin: This requires the Real Player plugin to be installed for your Firefox, Chrome, or Opera web browser. If you have already installed Real Player, you dont need to do anything else. You can get this plugin for all browsers from here.
Using the direct link: On the radio's page, you can see a normal link near the streaming player, titled 'Direct Link'. You need to click this link. This launches any app/program installed on your computer which is capable of playing the streaming file. If you dont have any program to play the Direct Link, we suggest you download VLC Media Player for free. Then you can copy this 'Direct Link' by right clicking on 'Direct Link' and choose 'Copy Link Location'. Paste this copied link into "Media-->Open Network Stream" in VLC Media Player. The streaming radio station should start playing.
What is direct link for a streaming radio channel?
The direct link is useful if the streaming radio is not playing in the browser or if you want to play the radio in your preferred media player that is installed on your computer or device. You can click the 'Direct Link' to allow you computer to open an app/program which can handle playing/streaming the radio.
I cannot stream/preview the music files!
There are two ways to listen to a streaming music on Gingle:
Using Windows Media Player Plugin: This requires the Windows Media Player plugin to be installed for your Firefox, Chrome, or Opera web browser. This plugin is already installed in Internet Explorer. You can get it for firefox and opera from here and for chrome from here. We recommend you to use Internet Explorer if you want a hassle free listening experience. Note for Firefox: Navigate to your firefox folder(C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox) and copy the 'Plugins' folder to 'browser' folder.
Using Real Player Plugin: This requires the Real Player plugin to be installed for your Firefox, Chrome, or Opera web browser. If you have already installed Real Player, you dont need to do anything else. You can get this plugin for all browsers from here.
If your download manager is catching link that are being previewed and forcing you to download them instead of streaming in the web browser, you need to disable your download manager. This problem usually occurs when using Internet Download Manager.
What is this High Quality version? Where are my 'Download Part 1' and 'Download Part 2' buttons?
Most of the movies on Gingle now have a high quality version for free download. This high quality version is double in size of the 'Part 1 and Part 2' version, and good for viewing on any big screen. Just press the 'Download In High Quality (HD)' button and your download will start in five seconds. If the download starts playing in your browser(that is, starts streaming) instead of downloading, right click on the 'direct link' on the page where the timer is running, and select 'save as'
We have tried to use the best lay man terms in writing this help. If you have any other problem using Gingle, write us a mail at [email protected]