Special Site Tips
You will need to join Busker Central to watch videos and read our special Insights and How to's on busking and street performing. Busker Central is 100% spam-free!
Using This Site: While many are satisfied with simply clicking on their specific category, it is recommended that the user read each and every page of Busker Central. You may be quite surprised at the outcome. BC is to be taken as a whole, a gestalt, more than the sum of it's individual parts in the busking macrocosm.
Viewing Video: Visitors can freely download performance videos for their viewing enjoyment. For best results, use the VLC player and make most of your screen black. Instead of viewing all the videos in a single day, try to plan your viewing to include a few per day. This will not only give you a longer time to enjoy them but may also evenly distribute bandwidth.
Translation: Busker Central is presented in twelve languages including English (default), French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian. For best results, uncheck the auto-select setting in your browser's encoding settings and select a European or UTF-8 charset. The Google translation is sitewide, limited, and continues offsite. To enable full use of Busker Central, click the header at the top and navigate in the default language (English).
Personal Gallery: Members can find their own Busker Gallery by scrolling down to the bottom of the Photo Gallery's main page and clicking Busker Personal Gallery. Widescreen images may be displayed up to 800px wide by 450px high and 100000kb. You may use this online editor to resize. You can reduce large files by saving it as a .jpg at around 20 to 50 times compression. Members may upload a maximum of 10 images to your personal busker gallery.
Member Stories: Great and funny stories may be formatted to include links, images, and photos that are remotely hosted. Member's stories should be written for general audiences and may be edited at the discretion of Busker Central. Remember that one time? Post your story for all to read.
Display Photos: Members can upload photos for display in Busker Central's main gallery. Click the Upload Pic button at the bottom of the category and the photo will be displayed. Busker Central reserves the right to move or discard any photo.
Display Videos: Members can display video in Busker Central's video gallery by emailing a link or posting a youtube video link on the bulletin board. One clip per busker limit.
Suggestions: You can suggest a pic, song, comic, film, or video you think demonstrates the sport of busking and street performing. Click the 'contact' button and include just it's online link. Busker Central may then co-host it for reference.
Viewing Gallery: You can enjoy viewing full size images by clicking the thumbnails. Set your new window to open full screen when viewing.