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Frequently Asked Questions

Having issues with the site? Consult this page before emailing anyone.

About

What is ViewPure?

Good question. We find visuals to be the most helpful - after all, pictures speak louder than words.

As you can see, ViewPure removes all comments and related videos, allowing videos to be watched without distractions, or more likely, without "inappropriate content".

Think of it like YouTube without the bloat.

What can it be used for?

Honestly, what can it not be used for? Common uses include:

The list goes on and on - but you will find a use for ViewPure, guaranteed.

ViewPure has been used by teachers, students, professors, educators, parents, organizers, and more.


Usability

How do I purify a video?

Step 1: Find a YouTube video you like.
Step 2: Paste it into the field on the homepage that says "Enter YouTube URL or search term..."
Step 3: Click Purify and enjoy.

Take the tour for more information.

Why are there still ads?

They help pay for domain fees, server costs, Clicky Analytics, and other maintenance costs so we can keep ViewPure going.

Some videos will always have ads, no matter where they are viewed or embedded. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done from ViewPure, however, at least there aren't trolls and distasteful comments, right?

Why do I get the no video error?

Some videos from YouTube aren't allowed to be embedded, so we are unable to show them. Again, there is nothing we can really do to work around this issue.

How do I use the bookmarklet?

To use the bookmarklet, simply drag the bookmarklet link to your bookmarks toolbar. After you have done that, simply click the "Purify" link in your bookmarks toolbar whenever you are on any YouTube page and it will automatically remove ads, comments, and other clutter.

Error with the bookmarklet?

If you keep getting errors when trying to use the bookmarklet, it is very likely that you are using an outdated version of it, either obtained from a previous version of the site or from a third-party site. To fix this, go to the homepage and reinstall the bookmarklet.


Customization

What's the custom URL?

The custom URL feature on here allows you to create easily memorable URLs like viewpure.com/BabyDebate, as opposed to youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY.

Most custom URLs are kept indefinitely, though some are pruned if the view count drops below 10 over a 6 month period.

Why was my custom URL rejected?

Your custom URL has to be both alphanumeric (A-Z, 0-9, no special characters) and available. In addition it cannot be exactly 11 characters, to avoid conflicts with YouTube IDs (which are 11 characters long).

If you are sure your custom URL follows the rules, then it's likely that somebody else already took the custom URL you wanted, in which case try variations such as viewpure.com/TheCustomURL or viewpure.com/CustomURL2.

What is password protection?

Password protection allows you to create a publicly-accessible link to a purified video with a password protecting it. In other words, visitors and users need to enter the custom password you specified in order for them to be able to see the video you set.

What is the start / end time?

Sometimes you really only want to show a specific portion of the video, and let's be honest, dragging the progress tracker disc gets to be a hassle sometimes.

Next time, just use ViewPure to set a start and end time for the video, and every time you load your custom URL, it will play and stop exactly where you want.


Search

Why can't I find a specific video?

Only videos that are available and embeddable are shown, though some adult videos may be filtered as well. To circumvent this, just set the filter bar from SafeSearch to None.

How do I use the filters?

Click the dropdown select menu to select between the three main filters for searches: