This FAQ is divided into three parts, in this order : questions from regular viewers, questions from uploaders, and questions from site/content owners. Last updated June 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions by VIEWERS

- What do I need to watch the videos?

You only need the last version of Chrome / Firefox / Opera / Safari or Edge.

- How much do you charge to view the videos?

Xvideos is completely free. However we have to use ads to cover the monthly multi-million dollars costs of bandwidth and servers. Without ads there would be no free porn.

- How can I support XVIDEOS?

The best way is to buy a cheap $10 subscription to XVIDEOS RED. Note that it also supports the uploaders upon which we depend.

- There is so much free porn on internet, no need to pay for it!?

Everything here relies on the existence of porn content as well as new content being shot. If no one buys anything, only vintage content will be available and ultimately the free sites themselves will disappear too.

If you are a broke student no one expects you to pay for porn. But if you can afford it, please do. The same is true for every industry. Be responsible.

- How can I retrieve my account login or password?

You can retrieve your password here by giving your account email. This must be a valid email address or you won't be able to retrieve your account!

- How can I prevent my children from accessing Xvideos?

Find more information on this page : solutions for parents.

- How can I easily locate videos that I liked?

The videos you like are located under the third tab named "Videos I like" located on the front page of Xvideos.

- How can I access my subscriptions?

You can find them on this page.

- How can I save a video to my favorites?

Visit any video page. You will find a button below the video that says : Add to your favorites.

- My favorites are gone!?

We receive emails like this regularly, and every time it is because a user with two or more accounts logged into the wrong account.

- Where are the gay and shemale videos?

Here are shortcuts to the new and improved GAY and SHEMALE indexes. Please note that you must use the search from these pages (or related subpages) to see gay and shemale content in the results, or use the search filters directly.

- Can you email me videos or updates?

Upon creation of an account and if your registration is confirmed, we may send you emails to inform you about specific events (such as new friends requests, likes of your videos, etc). If you wish to follow Xvideos' updates closely you can subscribe to our feed.

- I saw a video that doesn't work!

Unfortunately, given the large quantity of videos on our site, there may be some instances where certain videos TEMPORARILY do not work. Typically the problem will be a "This video will be available soon" message, or the video will load only a small portion of its length. Once again, these problems are only temporary. If you were able to access a certain video page, that means it is still in the database and will be fixed. If you notice a video that doesn't work for a longer period of time, you can contact us about a video (see below).

- How to report / flag a video?

To report an issue with a video, click on the REPORT bottom located below the videos player.

- How can I remove Xvideos from my computer?

Visiting this site does not install anything to your computer. Therefore there is nothing to remove, other than your browsing history and your cached / temporary internet files, which you can do in your browser's options.

Frequently Asked Questions by UPLOADERS

- How to upload videos?

First create an account, then go to the video upload page. You can upload a file from your hard drive or from a web address.

- My uploads fail at 99%, what can I do?

If your upload fails near the end (generally at 99%), go to the 'my videos' page, there at the top you should see a link to resubmit this video to our system without having to upload it again.

- My video had an encoding error, what should I do?

We will attempt to encode your video again several times automatically. After that, if you still see this error message, please convert your video(s) to a more conventional format and upload them again.

- How can I edit my videos?

You can find all your uploaded videos here. Each video has an Edit button.

- How can I make money with my content?

You can only monetize content that you own. In order to do so you must first verify your account, and then obtain the "channel" status. You can find more detail under "Account status" when you are in your account administration panel. You must be the exclusive content owner. We do not pay for licensed content.

- Do you pay for any kind of video uploads?

We do not pay for regular unverified uploads.

- How can I delete one or more of my uploaded videos?

If you wish to delete a video you have uploaded, you can do it directly from your account.

- What video format is best to use for uploading?

Try to avoid exotic codecs or very recent ones. Go with standards like MP4 (H264, AAC). A high resolution, and high bitrate is always better. Contrary to common beliefs flv format is absolutely not ideal for us and is not recommended.

- I don't see my videos published on Xvideos, why?

Newly uploaded videos must first be encoded before they are viewable on Xvideos. Newly uploaded videos appear around 1 hour after their encoding is completed, though it may take longer to appear in the listings.

Frequently Asked Questions by SITE OWNERS

- How can I import the Xvideos database to my tube script?

You can download our entire database. Follow this link please.

- Why would I want to upload my content to you?

Tube sites attract an enormous amount of users. If your stuff is good, it will sell. And if it doesn't, at least you will become more popular. If you are not on the tubes, surfers will forget about you. Our channel system and content program offer many advantages. This system is self-service (for you), unlike the old ways that relied on waiting for gallery reviews and other slow processes.

- What is the CHANNEL system?

What we call 'channels' are upgraded profiles with many benefits.

- Who can have their channels on Xvideos?

This service is reserved for exclusive content owners only, after they have uploaded a few videos.

- How can I have my content removed from Xvideos?

This is our Content Removal page.

- How to keep track of the deleted videos?

We delete a lot of videos! We understand it's a problem for you if you are embedding us. You can keep track of video deletions by using this special RSS feed of deleted videos.

- How can I advertise on Xvideos?

Here is our advertising page.

- I want to exchange links / trade traffic with Xvideos.

Sorry but we do not do this at the moment. But feel free to link to our pages :)

- I have questions that are not on this page!

We are working on setting up a forum where you will be able to find a lot more information.