Gospel Media

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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Using Media

Browsing and Searching in Gospel Media

Video-Related

Image-Related

Downloading Media

Social Accounts

Podcasts, Audiobooks, E-Books, PDFs


General

What is Gospel Media?

Gospel Media is the Church’s largest media repository and is designed to help individuals find, use, and share different types of media—like videos, images, and audio—in one easy-to-navigate location.

Find and discover incredible resources that can enhance lessons for teachers and learners; deepen personal study; enrich family home evenings; and inspire friends, family, or individuals by sharing the gospel.

Can I access Gospel Media in a language other than English?

Yes! Gospel Media is available in many languages and can be accessed from the Gospel Media home page. In the upper right corner is a drop-down menu that shows all available languages. When a language is selected the page will refresh and display Gospel Media in that language.

Though not all content is available in other languages, we’re continually adding new content each week! If you are looking for something specific in a language and don’t see it on Gospel Media, feel free to send us feedback, and we’ll see if it is available to add.

How can I access Gospel Media on my mobile devices?

The easiest way to access content is to download our Gospel Media app! Currently available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, the app offers all the same content you love in an easy-to-use mobile interface. With new features unique to the Gospel Media app, you can easily find, present, and share Church media in the palm of your hand.

Likewise, you can still access the full Gospel Media site through a mobile internet browser.

Can’t find the content you’re looking for on the Gospel Media app? See a full list of available Church apps on our Church Mobile Apps page.

What is the Gospel Media app, and how is it different from the Gospel Media website?

The biggest difference between the two is that the Gospel Media app is only available on tablets and mobile devices and features a wide selection of media found on the Gospel Media site. It’s currently only available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, but we hope to add more languages as demand for them increases.

Created solely as a teaching and presentation tool, the app allows you to trim audio and video, download media for offline viewing, and organize media into presentations for seamless lessons wherever you are!

To download the app or learn more, you can visit the Gospel Media app page.
 

Do I need permission to use media that I find in Gospel Media?

Much of the content on the Gospel Media site and app may be used for personal, non-commercial purposes or in connection with your Church calling without permission. However, due to copyright and intellectual property laws, if you have any questions about how you may be using media, then please double-check our Permission to use Church-owned Content page.

Can I share media I find on social media?

Yes. In fact, we encourage it! Because sharing methods vary with different kinds of media, we have specific instructions for how to share videos and how to share images.


Using Media


How can I use media in my home?

We have been counseled to “make good media choices … and take time to watch appropriate media with our children and discuss with them how to make choices that will uplift and build rather than degrade and destroy” (M. Russell Ballard, “Let Our Voices Be Heard,Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2003, 19).

Using the resources found in Gospel Media, you can easily find media that builds and uplifts your family. Here are a few ideas about ways you can bring wholesome media into your home using Gospel Media:

  • Learn about the life of Christ by gathering together to watch a bible video.
  • Review doctrine from the latest general conference by listening to clips and sessions as you work around the house.
  • Watch one of our feature films and pop some popcorn for a family movie night.
  • Download inspirational music and create a playlist to listen to around the house, in the car, or before bed.
  • Print out an image of your favorite temple or a Mormonads poster to hang up in your home.

How can I use media in my lesson?

“Most people will learn better and remember longer when you present ideas by using pictures … or other visuals rather than merely speaking” (Teaching, No Greater Call: A Resource Guide for Gospel Teaching, 182). The Gospel Media is a great resource for finding content that will help to enhance and better teach gospel concepts.

To use media more effectively in your lessons, consider the following suggestions:

  • Incorporate gospel art images into your lessons to draw parallels between our time and ancient times.
  • Use curriculum videos that accompany the lessons for Come, Follow Me.
  • Teach how we can “liken” the scriptures to our day by viewing scriptural presentation videos from prophets and apostles.
  • Print out coloring pages to help young primary classes or nursery children learn about gospel topics and individuals.
  • Share a related video, image, or audio clip in your ministering efforts.

How can I use media to share the gospel?

Elder Randall L. Ridd said, “The divine purpose of technology is to hasten the work of salvation, … to use these great tools to take His work to the next level, to share the gospel” (“The Choice Generation,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2014, 58).

As technology continues to advance so do the opportunities to share the gospel. Here are a few ways to use Gospel Media to share the gospel with others:


Browsing and Searching Media

How do I browse media by topic?

In the video section of Gospel Media, the sidebar displays links to popular topics and our full video topic list.  

While there isn’t currently an option to view images by topic yet, you can find inspirational picture quotes by topic.

If you can’t find the media you’re looking for, then you can also use the search bar on the Gospel Media page to search by topic, speaker, or key word.
 

How can I search just for images or videos?

If you use the search bar on Gospel Media, there is an option to narrow your results to specific media like images, videos, magazines, general conference addresses, and additional categories.

Where do I find media for my lesson?

You can use any of the media found on Gospel Media to enrich your lessons. Here are some common resources to get you started:

Images

Videos

Scripture Stories

Visual Resources


Video Related

What are the system requirements to view videos in the Gospel Media player?

The table below provides information on what platforms and browsers are supported:

Why can't I find a video on Gospel Media?

We strive to provide as many videos as possible on Gospel Media, but due to some copyright restrictions certain videos may not be available online.

If you’re searching for a relatively new video, we may be in the process of adding it to our site, so check back often!

Feel free to let us know if there is a specific video you are looking for, and we’ll see if we can add it.

Why did the video stop playing while streaming?

Issues with streaming are typically due to a bandwidth problem, meaning you have a bad internet connection or too many people are trying to access the internet near you. We encourage you to download videos to limit streaming issues. If downloading is not an option, we suggest refreshing your browser, verifying you have a strong internet signal, or waiting to access media at a different time when internet traffic may be lower.

How can I download or show videos without an internet connection?

There are many videos available on Gospel Media to help you teach and enhance gospel lessons. However, streaming a video over a meetinghouse’s internet connection is not always possible.

To avoid potential buffering problems, you can download the video ahead of time and then play it from a computer or mobile device. Keep in mind that a few of the videos in Gospel Media are not available for download due to copyright and intellectual property laws and will still require an internet connection to play. For videos available for offline viewing, we recommend two download options:

  • Download media directly from Gospel Media. After locating the video you would like to show, click the Download button below the video player.


Then select the size of video you want to download. Larger files have better video quality, but they require more space and take longer to download.



 

Once you select the download size, the video may automatically download, or, depending on your browser, you may be asked where you want to save the file. When the download is complete, you may play it from your device, from a smart TV, or transfer it to a USB drive or DVD, if available.
 

  • Download media directly within the Gospel Media app, which is solely created as a teaching and presentation tool. For this option, the app must be downloaded on a tablet or smart phone. Once the app is downloaded onto your mobile device, locate the video you would like to show and click the Download icon that appears next to the video and in the video finder.


The video will automatically download within the app and can be viewed in the My Media tab under “Downloads,” along with any other media you have downloaded.




The Gospel Media app also gives you the option to trim downloaded media to your preferred starting and ending points when added to a presentation.




To download the app, view user guides, or learn more, you can visit the Gospel Media app page.


Why can't I download a video?

Although many of the items in Gospel Media are available for download, some are not due to copyright restrictions. However, media files that can’t be downloaded can still be streamed and shared with others.

How do I view videos with captions?

Most of the videos available on the Gospel Media site can be streamed with closed captioning. You can toggle captions on and off by clicking the CC button that appears at the bottom of the video player. Some videos also have closed captioning in additional languages, which, if available, appear and can be selected by clicking the CC button.

If you wish to view captions in video downloads, you will need to download and install the video player VLC. (Sorry, neither Windows Media Player nor QuickTime support captions.) VLC is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Once VLC is installed, open your video download and navigate to Subtitles, then Subtitle Track, and then Track 1 (English). The captions will begin playing with the video.

If you would like to request captions for a video, let us know!

How do I use interactive transcripts with my videos?


Interactive transcripts are available on select videos and displayed below the video source. Each line of text is clickable, and you can easily navigate to an exact point in the video by searching for a specific word and clicking on the line where your search appears. As the video is watched, the transcript highlights each word as it is spoken, allowing you to follow along with the audio.

If you want to trim a video, the interactive transcripts also allow you to clip a specific part of the video by selecting the portion of text that accompanies the part of the video you would like to show.

You can also easily trim video and music from within our Gospel Media app. To learn how, view our iOS or Android frequently asked questions.

How to search for text:

  • Locate the video you would like to view.
  • Click Transcript below the video.
  • Search for a specific word or phrase by typing the word in the search box under the video on the left side. Click the Search icon (magnifying glass). If your search is in the transcript text, it will appear highlighted in the transcript as well as in the timeline of the video.
  • If you click the highlighted word or phrase in the text, it will take you to that point in the video.

To clip a specific segment of a video, there is one additional step:

  • 5. Highlight the text you want to include. Then click the Clip button, located under the video on the right side. You can then share your trim on Twitter, Facebook, or with a shortened link.

Can I share videos on social media or my website?

Yes! We encourage you to share as often as you’d like. You can share videos by clicking the Share icon in the upper right corner of each video or by sharing the URL in your posts or tweets.

You can also get the embed codes to insert videos in blogs or websites by clicking the Get Code button in the upper right corner of each video.


Image Related


Where can I find the Gospel Art Book images?

The Gospel Art Book images can be found in the Gospel Art image category

What are the restrictions for images?

Most images on Gospel Media are available for download. They may be used for noncommercial, personal, and Church-related purposes unless otherwise indicated. We do ask that you be respectful in how you use them.

Can I share images on social media or my website?

Yes! We encourage you to share as often as you’d like. To the right of each image are Share icons for social media sites.

If you would like to put an image on your blog or website, we ask that you link the image back to where you found it on Gospel Media so others may use and download it too!


Downloading Media

How do I download a video to my computer?

  • Navigate to the video section of Gospel Media, and locate the video you would like to download.
  • Below the video you will see a download link. Click Download.
  • Select the size you want to download. Larger files take longer to download, but the video quality is better.
  • When you select a file size, the video may download automatically. If it does, look for it in your Downloads folder. We recommend moving the file from the Downloads folder to the desktop so you can find it easily.
    • Depending on your browser, you may have the option of selecting where you want to save the file. We suggest saving it on your desktop so you can find it easily, but you can save it anywhere. You may want to rename the file with a name that will help you remember what the video is about. Once you have renamed the file and specified where you want to save it, click Save.
  • The file is now downloaded to your computer and available for viewing without an internet connection.

For more detailed instructions, see “How to Show Videos without an Internet Connection.”
 

How do I download videos to an Android smartphone or tablet?

There are two options for downloading videos to an Android smartphone or tablet. You can download videos through your browser on the Gospel Media website, or you can download videos from the Gospel Library app.

To download videos from the Gospel Library app:

  • Download the free Gospel Library app.
  • From the Library section of the Gospel Library app, select the Videos icon.
  • Select the genre your video belongs to (e.g., Inspirational Messages, Youth, Come, Follow Me, etc.), and navigate to the video you want.
  • Select any part of the video thumbnail, and an option window will open.
  • Select Download, and the video will begin downloading to your device.
  • The next time you select the video and choose Play Video, it will play as a downloaded file from your device rather than stream over the internet.

To download videos from the Gospel Media website on your browser:
These steps may vary depending on your device, but this should give you an idea of where to start.

  • Using the internet browser on your device, navigate to Gospel Media on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and find the video you would like to download. Tap on the Download link below the video.
  • Tap on the size you would like to download. Larger files have better video quality, but they take longer to download.
  • The video will automatically download. Navigate back to the home screen on your device and open the Gallery app.
  • Open the Downloads album and find the video you downloaded.
  • Tap the video, and the video will begin playing.

For more detailed instructions, see “How to Show Videos without an Internet Connection.”

How do I download videos to my iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

To download videos to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch use the Gospel Library app.

  • Download the free Gospel Library app.
  • From the Library section of the Gospel Library app, select the Videos icon.
  • Select the genre your video belongs to (e.g,, Inspirational Messages, Youth, Come, Follow Me, etc.), and navigate to the video you want.
  • Press the Download button in the lower right corner of the video thumbnail, and the video will begin downloading to your device.
  • You can now find the downloaded video in the same location in the Gospel Library app where you originally found the video. The video will now play as a downloaded file instead of streaming over the internet.

For more detailed instructions, see “How to Show Videos without an Internet Connection.”

How do I download videos to a DVD that is playable on a DVD player?

In order for videos to be playable on a DVD, they must be burned to a DVD using DVD burning software. Videos simply downloaded and saved to a DVD will not be playable in a DVD player. Here are the steps to download videos to a DVD that is playable on a DVD player:

  • On your computer, navigate to the video section of Gospel Media and locate the video you would like to download.
  • Below the video you will see a download link. Click Download.
  • Select the size you want to download. Larger files have better video quality, but they take longer to download.
  • When you select a file size, the video may download automatically. If it does, look for it in your Downloads folder. We recommend moving the file from the Downloads folder to the desktop so you can find it easily.
    • Depending on your browser, you may have the option of selecting where you want to save the file. We suggest saving it on your desktop so you can find it easily, but you can save it anywhere. You may want to rename the file with a name that will help you remember what the video is about. Once you have renamed the file and specified where you want to save it, click Save.
  • Using DVD burning software (your computer may already have this software, or there are many programs available for free online), create a DVD with a menu so that you can navigate to and play the files from your meetinghouse’s DVD player. (Follow the instructions in the DVD burning software.)

For more detailed instructions, see “How to Show Videos without an Internet Connection.”

How do I download an image to my computer?


  • Navigate to the image you would like to download.
  • To the right of the image are different download options, including Mobile, Tablet, Print, and Wallpaper. Select your download preference, and a new window will open with the image.
  • Right-click on the image and select Save Image As.
  • Navigate to where you want to save the image, and click Save. We suggest saving the image to your desktop so you can find it easily.
  • The image will download to the location you selected.

How do I download an image to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

  • Navigate to the image you would like to download.
  • To the right of the image are different download options, including Mobile, Tablet, Print, and Wallpaper. The tablet and mobile sizes are designed to be backgrounds for these devices respectively.
  • Select your download preference.
  • You will be taken to a webpage that displays the source image.
  • Tap and hold the image until the Save Image option comes up. Tap Save Image.
  • The image is now downloaded and can be found in your photo gallery.

How do I download an image to an Android smartphone or tablet?

  • Navigate to the image you would like to download.
  • To the right of the image are different download options, including Mobile, Tablet, Print, and Wallpaper. The tablet and mobile sizes are designed to be backgrounds for these devices respectively.
  • Select your download preference.
  • The image will automatically download and can then be found in the Download folder in your photo gallery.
     

Social Accounts

Where do I find social media accounts for Church leaders?

Click on the links below to find all the social media accounts of Church leaders:


Podcasts, Audiobooks, E-books, PDFs

Where can I find podcasts?

Instructions and a list of podcasts can be found on the Podcasts/RSS Feeds page.

Where can I find audiobooks?

Audiobooks and instructions on how to download them are located on the Audio Downloads page.

For more information about audiobooks and how to access them, please visit this informational page about audiobooks: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/media-library/accessing-media-audiobooks.

Where are the e-books located?

E-book downloads can be found on the PDFs and E-Books page. Most materials have various formats available for download: PDF, ePub, Kindle/Mobi, iBooks Store, and Amazon Kindle Store.

Where can I download PDFs of manuals, scriptures, and other church materials?

PDFs are found on the PDFs and E-Books page.