What’s the best way to paste a video screen into an email?
How Can I Send Video Email Messages?
If you’re interested in sending video email using a hosting service
that has provided you with some HTML to embed, you can certainly
include that in your HTML messages.
However, please note that video technologies are generally blocked by ISPs and email clients and so your video may not be playable within an email message.
As a result, it is not advisable to embed a video directly within an
email message. Fortunately, there are two alternatives to consider, and
either would provide better results:
Sending Video Email Using a Text Link
You can place a text link into your messages, linking to a page containing the actual video.
link would be added just like any other text link, with hyperlinked
keywords for HTML messages, and a full URL address for Plain-Text.
For example, you might describe the video in text, and then include a link using text like “Click to Play the Video”.
Sending Video Email Using an Image Linking to a Page
Another alternative allows you to include something in your email that
looks like a playable video, but what leads the subscriber to a page
containing the actual playable video.
It will require a few more steps than including a text link but should not be difficult:
1. Load the Video Page and Take a Screenshot
In your web browser, open the page containing the video you’d like to include in your email.
Scroll to a point on the page where you can clearly see your video. Then, take a screenshot of the page.
2. Crop the Screenshot in an Image Editing Program
After taking your screenshot, open a new file in your preferred image editing program.
Paste in the screenshot, and using the using the marquee (select) tool, place a box around the video portion of the screenshot:
Hit the “Crop” button or use the crop feature where it is found in your
image editor. You image should now consist of just a capture of the
Save the file somewhere on your hard drive you’ll be able to find easily in just a few minutes.
3. Upload the Image to Your Website and Add to Email
you would any image you’d like to include in your email messages,
upload the image file somewhere on your website or image hosting
service and get it’s URL address.
Open your email message in AWeber, and scroll to the “HTML Message” portion of the page.
Using the image tool, add the image to the message.
4. Turn the Image into a Link
The last thing you need to do is transform the image so that when it is
clicked on, subscribers are sent to the page containing the video.
Use the link tool
to accomplish this. In the “Title” box enter some text like “Click to
Play the Video” so that subscribers with images turned off by default
still see an option to play the video.
Still Have Questions?
If after reading this article you still have questions, contact us for a personal response from our Customer Solutions team.
You might also like
I’m here not as an expert, but to join you on the journey into social media, specifically through LinkedIn, so we can all further our efforts to BUILD TRUST among
I suggest you begin by outlining clear goals for your social media marketing efforts and figuring out how you’ll measure success. Once you’ve outlined your goals, let’s look at 10
Name Description/Focus Registered users Registration Global Alexa Page ranking 14kMedia General, Popular in United States &0000000000015805.00000015,805 Open &0000000000244183.000000244,183 Advogato Free and open source software developers &0000000000013575.00000013,575 Open &0000000000118124.000000118,124 Amie Street
Learn at your own pace The video links below provide easy understanding to the uses of LinkedIn. General LinkedIn How to Join LinkedIn Creating and Managing your Profile Navigating Your