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

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

Postby gregwanderson » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:44 pm

As our newly-called Ward Technology Specialist, I've taken it upon myself to manage these downloads for the whole ward (and the other two wards in our building that use the same library). I've been downloading the highest-resolution versions of these Come Follow Me videos because 1) we have enough room on our USB thumbs drives and 2) I want to take advantage of the full potential of our nice, new HD monitors. So I've decided not to use the "zipped" file download because those are usually just the lowest-resolution video files.

Because each month only uses between 8 and 15 videos, I've just been making one folder on the USB thumb drive for each month. Then I put all of the videos for a given month into the folder. I know that some are intended for just one organization while others might be used by all three organizations (Aaronic Priesthood, Young Women and Sunday School) but since there aren't that many videos per month it seems okay to put them all in the same place.

One thing I like to do to help the end-users: I change the name of the video file to something that's easier to recognize. For example, if the original file name was "2011-07-073-participating-in-councils-1080p-eng.mp4" I will go ahead and change the name to "Participating-in-councils.mp4." I think that way they can quickly find the video they want (in alphabetical order) among the dozen or so for that month. By now, I can probably delete the folder for, say, April if I want to add other content that will be useful in the near future.

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

Postby ggllbb » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:34 pm

wsplawn wrote: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.

I'm not sure what the 17 are. There are 7 referenced in the "Come Follow Me" pages for July, unless they are including the leader training videos for the teacher/leader also referenced there, although many of them overlap between YM and YW. If you count each overlap as an additional video, there are 11 plus 6 referenced training videos makes it 17.

I am using a ROKU to play these and some of the users are low tech, so it's a bit more work for me to make it as user friendly as possible.

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

Postby wsplawn » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:46 am

I have noticed that videos have been uploaded to each of the youth sites that include not only this quarter, but apparently for the rest of the year.

I'm just wondering if I should Download these and assume that content will remain static for the rest of the year, or is it likely that other items will be added?

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