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Video player in email

by toneman1 / January 1, 2010 12:56 AM PST

I need help making a video player that will work in an email. All the codes for video players that the video sharing sites provide for you only seem to work in forums; I can't get them to work in emails. I need a code to make these players work in emails. Or a code to create my own player in emails with files from hosting sites; preferable one that I can set for automatic play.

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Let's say no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2010 1:04 AM PST
In reply to: Video player in email

Admirable idea but if you see the big picture you would find that once you got it to work on Outlook Express, it would fail on Thunderbird. This would be a forever task.

Since you asked for video and not AV (audio+video) then why not make an animated GIF from that video? I used SUPER VIDEO CONVERTER to do that and it worked fine.


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Re: video player that will work in email
by Kees Bakker / January 1, 2010 1:06 AM PST
In reply to: Video player in email

Nothing works in an email. An email is just a bit of text.

Something might work in some email-clients if you put the right html-code in the html-part of your message and your email client is able to interpret and execute that html. But that, of course, depends on the email-client. Older versions of MS Outlook, for example, use the same html-engine as MS Word uses. So for that client you need a video player that would work in MS Word. That's a rather strange request, albeit less strange than "a player that works in a Word document", what would be the equivalent of your original question.

The best you can do is create a website with the functionality you want and link to that site in your mail. All mail clients I know support links to external sites.


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