Frequently Asked Questions

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    Dim Lights purpose?

    Please explain the purpose of Dim Lights. It just makes the whole page go black.

    I thought it was to make the area around the video black like it used to be vs. white. I feel the older version was visually better because the black covered up all distractions. Now there is text around the video, Facebook button, etc.

    I like the new features so thank you (such as the ability to crop a video)

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    Downloading videos

    Kathi Smith · 2 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    I thought it was "illegal" to download YouTube videos without the consent of the author.  How does your Download video option work?

     

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    HOW TO FIND THE YOUTUBE PREVIOUS LINK WHICH WAS USED TO CREATE THE SAFESHARE LINK ?

    jean-marc · 1 · Last reply by Jose Proenca

    HOW TO FIND THE YOUTUBE PREVIOUS LINK WHICH WAS USED TO CREATE THE SAFESHARE LINK ? THANKS , Jean-marc

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    Any way to hide Buttons below video?

    Kevin Smith · 2 · Last reply by azzubair yusuf

    I really appreciate this service. I use it to have students view YouTube videos from QR codes we create in our 1st grade classroom. Is there any way to hide/disable the YouTube/Twitter/Download buttons upon upload perhaps? I preferred the simplistic view that the older site provided. Could it be an option? 

     

    I truly appreciate the free service you've provided and on behalf of my students and teachers, thank you.

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    Does edit = repost?

    Tim Tharrington · 2 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    If I edit a title or description (fix a typo, add a word, etc.), do I need to get a new URL or will the original still work?

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    embedding safeshare on schoology?

    Rose DiGennaro · 3 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    Hello! Thank you so much for creating this tool. I use it exclusively to show and share videos with my elementary grade students. Our school uses Schoology as our learning management system. I posted a link to a SafeShare video hosted via YouTube on one of my Schoology courses but the ad showed up in front of the video!! So bummed!! Do you know why this happened? :(

    -Rose

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    Can you watch the downloaded YouTube videos without wifi?

    Joel · 1 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    I go on cross country trips often and some of your trips are very long. So I was wondering if you could download the videos onto your iPad and then watch them without having wifi.

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    What is going on with all the error messages recently? I've used this website a lot and recently it has been really glitchy.

    VALERIE COVER · 2 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    I've used this website a lot and recently it has been really glitchy. One minute is working and the next minute this pops up 

    WE'RE SORRY

    Apologies, but we can't process this entry.

    Please, check it and try again. If persists, try later.

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    Edit End Position

    Amber DeYoung · 1 · Last reply by Jose Proenca

    I am trying to edit the end position of my video, and I am able to drag the ending position to where I want it--however, when my link is created, I get the entire video from start to finish (full length). What can I do to edit the end position? Thank you!

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    playback disabled by the uploader?

    Karen Harris · 1 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    When trying to create SS links to a particular YouTuber's site, always get a staticf-illed screen with a message that says that the uploader had disabled the ability to use SafeShare and that I need to watch on YouTube. I contacted her and she said that she couldn't figure out what would be causing that to happen. She did mention that she monetized her site.  Here is one of her links:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RblsVLNk0Yk   She'd love to make her videos viewable on SS. As always, thanks so much!

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    viewing restricted videos

    Mary Hogan · 7 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    Why do the videos I click on say they are restricted and must be approved to view?

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    How do you enforce Google's restricted mode in SafeShare?

    Ryan McGuire · 2 · Last reply by Robert J

    Testing shows that while students cannot get to restricted videos on YouTube, they can watch restricted videos through SafeShare.  Is there a way to enforce YouTube restricted mode through SafeShare?

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    Not functioning

    Jack · 1 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    I have several links that worked yesterday but don't work today.  I haven't gone through all of them but I suspect that none of them work.  Thank you!

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    YouTube Links

    Shelly Siebels · 2 · Last reply by Shelly Siebels

    Our school can no longer access a generated SafeShare link. The link displays as a direct YouTube link. Did anything change since last week?

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    Kindle Fires issues

    Alexe Miles · 3 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    I have 6 Kindle Fires that I have QR codes linked to this website for read aloud books.  However, when my students scan the codes it pulls the site up but the videos wont play. Any suggestions?  It says the internet connection is lost of the format is not supported.

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    institution pricing

    Andrea Weimer · 0 · Posted

    My School is looking into purchasing safeshare accounts for staff. The question they posed is that is the license by staff member, or is there a institutional pricing for the whole school to access? Thank you

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    unable to download it to safesharetv from youtube

    Theresa · 1 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    I copy youtube address as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lkqtEu0Sj0 and then paste it onto safesharetv. It did not work. So I try vimeo and it works but this youtube address is perfect for my class. why isn't it working now?

    I double check with the other youtube video..I try to download it into safesharetv...none working    then I try vimeo..it works

    I really need youtube for a specific lesson plan.

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    Mistaken "offensive content" warning

    Crogoff · 3 · Last reply by Diogo Alves

    I've been trying to create a SafeShare version of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y-A2CzlRiA. However, I am unable to do so, as I keep getting a message that it contains offensive content. The video is from a PBS kids' show, and is not offense. Please let me know how to fix this. Thanks!