Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sometimes you want to show a YouTube video in class or post it on your webpage, but you find that the advertisement that pops up before the video plays or related videos on the YouTube page contain questionable or distracting content.  This tends to happen when the video you are playing is not part of YouTube's Education category, such as a clip from the History Channel or CNN.

In the past the only way to navigate around this problem was to download the video with a tool like Keepvid.  However, earlier today Matt Spiva directed us to another handy resource - is a website that strips out advertising and related videos from YouTube content without having to download the video.  To use you just need to copy and paste the URL of the video you want to show from YouTube and SafeShare will redirect you to a page with the same video minus the advertising and related videos.  For example, below are two videos from ABC News

Take a moment and bookmark this resource.  You will probably find it handy in the future and thanks to Matt for finding it for the rest of us!


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