Is this against TOS?

I’m really confused on the wording of the Standard license. I’m wanting to purchase a video hive intro, but I want to use it on my youtube videos (for the intro). The issue is that it sounds like it can only be used on one thing. The issue is that it isn’t an “End Product” in the sense that I won’t be selling it. I don’t know. It’s a little tricky. What do you think?

You can use it 52 times if the videos are all part of one series. I.e. you can’t use it 20 times for a series on trout fishing and then 32 times on a series of badger racing videos. So if you do one video a week then you’ll only need to buy a new license once a year.

Hmmm… Is there any way to just buy it and not worry about it? For example, if I purchased the extended license? If not, what do you mean by a series? I do videos about quite a bit of different things. All related in a way, but not completely. Thank you for the answer BTW.

In the Standard License page, Envato define an End Product for a template:

So that includes the final rendered intro from an intro template, right?
And they also say:

What does that mean? How would the example of a buyer can use an End product for unlimited times be like?

Anyone able to help?

Do I need a separate license each time I use an item in a series?

No. You only need to purchase the item once per series.

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What constitutes a series (eg TV series, webisodes, or a magazine with monthly editions)?

To be considered a series, all things in the series (eg episode, edition) must be connected, and be released within 1 year of the first installment. There is also a maximum of 52 episodes or editions within the series.

Example: A 12 episode TV series that starts in December and ends in July would only require a single license. A YouTube series that releases an episode every week (52 total) would only need to purchase a license once every year. A magazine that releases an edition every other month would need to purchase a license once every year.
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But what about the extended license? Can I use that for unlimited uses? Especially since I really don’t think my videos would be considered a “series.” I really just want to not worry about is.

No, they’re all single use licenses. Single use, with the exception of the rule about series’… but that’s the same for regular and extended licenses.

Oh, well thank you. I guess I will have to look elsewhere then. I do reviews and things like that, but I wouldn’t call them a series exactly. So yeah.

Surely they’re a series of reviews though? By using the same branded intro on a collection of videos that you’re creating, I guess that makes them a series. That’s the way I see it anyway.

Rather than buy an extended license at three times the price, buy three licenses and then you can make one video a week for three years. Result!

I plan on making quite a bit more than 1 video a week and they are all quite a bit different, so 10 videos = $160. I’d rather pay for a custom intro that no one else can have. Thank you though.

I contacted the Help Team in this regard, this is the answer I got from them:

So as long as you don’t make modification to the intro, feel free to use the rendered intro as many times as you want.

Hi, you can use the intro you create multiple times, as long as its using the same video/ render. So basically when you buy something from videohive, you can produce a video/ intro/ logo, etc with it, and that output file can be used wherever and how many times you want. What you can’t do is use the template again for an other purpose, such as creating a different kind of intro, or using a different logo.

Hope that’s more clear :slight_smile:

I’m so confused now. Lol.

Basically, here is what I will do.

I make videos on YouTube. I want to take one of the videohive templates. I will put my logo in it. My video format is me kind of giving an intro on what the video will be, then the videohive video will play (with my logo), then the rest of the video. I will have hundreds of different videos, but the videohive part (kind of like the intro little cut scene part) will remain the same.

As long as you don’t touch the final rendered/customized “videohive video”, there will be no need to purchase a new license, and you can use it as an intro to make 9,765,434,983,421,654,987,213,687,498 YouTube videos.

Well, it will kind of be after the intro (the actual intro is me kind of discussing what that video is about, but the placement of everything may change overtime. I dont know.), but I think that’s the same. Either way, I’m a little worried because it isn’t what the mod said. :frowning:

I’m sorry, I should have said “the videohive video” instead of “intro” in my previous post :grinning:

From what you’ve said above, I guess your normal videos will be something like:
{You: “Hi everybody, welcome to [Your channel name] and today I will take about X thing”, then the videohive video plays for a few seconds with music, after that you talk about the X thing.}

The second day will be like:

{You: “Hi everybody, welcome to [Your channel name] and today I will take about Y thing”, then the same videohive video plays for a few seconds with music, after that you talk about the Y thing.}

The third day:

{You: “Hi everybody, welcome to [Your channel name] and today I will take about Z thing”, then the same videohive video of the previous days plays for a few seconds with music, after that you talk about the Z thing.}

and so on…

If my guess is true, then you’ll need to purchase just one regular license.

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That is basically it, yes. The videos will be on different topics etc, but the videohive video will remain the same. If that’s true, I’m happy to purchase it. I just wonder why the mod told me different.

I was always under the impression that it worked that way, but then the whole 'series thing in the license terms confused things. Thought it best to err on the side of caution!

Still makes me wonder how the whole 52 episodes thing works though… I mean you can’t make 52 different intros for different shows, so how come the terms say you can use it 52 times and support are saying unlimited? Strange. But yeah, before I read the whole series thing, I was under the impression that the rendered video is the end product, and you can then use that as many times as you want… you can only use the template itself once.

So you’re saying I’m good?? That I can use it for an unlimited amount?