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E Flyer Video - where the Video is the Flyer with motion contained in it

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E Flyer Video - where the Video is the Flyer with motion contained in it

I was looking at  Flyers containing motion at PosterMyWall  over at www.postermywall.com 

 

I downloaded one of their free flyers and found was a MP4 video.

 

I  tried two things, I first uploaded the video into my YouTube account and linked to a email setup in Contact Contact it using your existing YouTube interface. 

 

On my email, I first you have to click the arrow in the contained picture to start it, it did run.

 

However it didn't run continuously and when the video finished it stopped and waited to be clicked again to run again.   There were other problems running and I messed around with it for a while but didn't get it resolved.

Ultimately, I feel that YouTube is setup for different usage and setting it up cleanly to continuously run a 10 second video is far messier than it needs to be. 

 

Plus my screen showed all the You Tube signage all around the outside of the flyer picture. I think you need to automatically zoom in to the picture on invoking it and show the video  only, I didn't see a YouTube controls way of automatically  way of doing that as well, but it shows what I mean.

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Second I then  uploaded that same MP4 video a one page Wix  website I setup, and I set it up so when I click the picture in constant contact it invoked the video contained in Wix. The video ran and I easily got it running continuously via Wix controls.

 

The only drawback I saw is that 1)One had to click the arrow on the Contact Contact picture (it didn't start automatically) to invoke the motion in the flyer and secondly the video took 5 or 6 seconds to start running after I clicked it. The time seemed excessive.

 

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Status changed to: Open Questions

Hello @DRMARCIAANNM,

Thank you for reaching out! At this time you are unable to directly embed videos into your email. 

Do you have the option to download/convert the video into an animated gif? If you can, certain email client have the ability to play it and this is an accepted format to upload into our library.