Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

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Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby wsplawn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:51 pm

in the past I have been able to download the youth lessons for a coming quarter. This quarter is about over so I want to download youth videos for Jul, Aug, Sept, or at least for July.

However, when I go the the youth sites, and select the red download button (top) the months Jul, Aug, Sept have a black font which, it appears, means they are not available.

Is there something I'm missing? Where and how and when will these videos be available? In our stake we download the videos to flash drives we keep in the library, which members can check out. We need to have access to them at least a week before the actual Sunday they are needed.

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby aebrown » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:59 pm

wsplawn wrote:Is there something I'm missing? Where and how and when will these videos be available?

From the experiences in the past, it's pretty clear that there is no announcement ahead of time as to when the videos will be available. Last time, the videos were available on March 19. We're more than a week later than that this time, but in any case it does seem that it is always quite late in the quarter. I don't know why that is, but we just have to be patient.

And if you're impatient, you can always download the videos one by one. If you choose that route, it's helpful to start with the Monthly Category page.

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby wsplawn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:29 pm

It sure would be helpful if they'd give us an estimated release date. If you or someone else on this forum becomes aware of a date will you please say so in this thread?

Thank you

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby lajackson » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:49 pm

Someone usually posts the news when they find that the files are available, so that others will be aware. This is a pretty helpful group, and all are in the same boat awaiting these resources.

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby ggllbb » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:00 am

I just checked, the link for July download is enabled.

The videos are, and have been available in Resources video section on lds.org but not sorted by PH,YW,SS.

Also, one of the links (Always in Our Sights) in the Come Follow Me, Sunday School page pointed to the wrong video. I reported this several days ago via feedback and it has been fixed. I mention this in case anyone has watched or downloaded the wron video from the links.

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby wsplawn » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:23 am

@ggllb

Thank you for responding.

Well, I do see that there are videos there but I am sort of at a loss to know what to download - when. That is, we have a system in our stake that is working quite well, It makes it unnecessary for for each teacher to jump through the hoops needed for their particular lesson. The system is simple: One person (me) downloads all the videos needed for a give time period, I put them on flash drives (five of them) and they are available for checkout in the Stake library each Sunday.

A couple of months ago the site gave the option of downloading all the needed videos for each organization for a given quarter. This works well for us. Every three months I just go in and download them all, put them in folders for YM, YW & Sunday School and the work is done.

The site is dynamic, however, and things have changed and it is not always easy now to know where to go to get what we need for the coming quarter - or month. Fortunately, I see the videos for the month of July have been uploaded. I don't know who has influence with the powers that be, but putting them up ahead of time, sorted by organization and for the upcoming quarter is really helpful to us.

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby wsplawn » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:39 am

P.S.

It's not clear to me what the differences are (if any) between the YM, YW, and SS videos for a given month. When you download them, they all seem to have the same Zip name and size.

Hate to download all three if they are all the same.

Anyone?

Also, with regard to the resources section, I see that videos are there, but how do I know if all of them are there that are needed for a given time period? Is there a way for the church to group them so you do know?

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby ggllbb » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:08 am

My guess is they are all the same and contain all the videos, but since I have already downloaded them individually and I have limited bandwidth here at home, I haven't tried the zip download. Does anyone know?

I do the same thing with the flash drives, but since I hwve limited bandwidth, I usually download them while at the church on Tuesdays. I'm out of town all next week, so I downloaded them last Tuesday before the zip was available. I then went through each section to decide which videos to put in each organiztion (tedious, but at the same time I watched all of them). That's how I discovered the broken link.

I'm sure there is a way the videos could be grouped, but so far the church has not chosen to do that.

Note: Some of the videos may overlap between YM and YW but not with SS.

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby wsplawn » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Well, I downloaded the videos for Aug 2013 from each of the organizations and reviewed the files inside the zip files and they do indeed appear to all contain the same material. So apparently there is overlap from organization to organization.

This is good to know. I wish there were somewhere on the site where this is delineated. I think I understand what's happening for Aug 2013, but because the strategy seems to change I'm not sure what the situation will be next month.

Is there a way to ask the powers that be to delineate their strategy and give us a URL where it can be read?

I think videos are truly inspired and of great benefit to our youth. I am glad to be a small part in getting it to them.

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Re: Can't download youth lessons for Jul, Aug Sept 2013

Postby wsplawn » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:38 pm

One other point to make. The zip file I downloaded for the month of July contains 17 videos. When I go the the Resources page (mentioned earlier in this thread) for the month of July, there are only 7 listed. If I had downloaded only from this this URL I would have been 10 short.

Any clarification that can be offered by the Church people in charge of this will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you again to others for your help.


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