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May 30, 2007 at 12:03:31
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Hello, when I see a good but brief video in a website, I like to copy it into my email so that I could forward it to my friends... How does one do that?

I don't have anything digital though, I think, is this what's necessary? Thanks very much for the steps I must take. Adela


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#1
May 30, 2007 at 14:29:01

Much depends on the video format, as there are a variety of methods for displaying animation via a web browser - often they are copy protected and not intended to be saved, only viewed

As well, even 'brief' videos tend to be rather massive in size, and may not be suitable for inclusion in an email or as an attachment - - depending on what you mean exactly

You need to be a bit more specific

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#2
May 30, 2007 at 19:09:07

Thank you jboy for reminding me that, of course, I could've just forwarded the link. This is it if you are interested: http://wjz.com/specialreports/local...

I love Bob Barker for the type of person he is rather than as a TV show host. :o)

BTW, I wonder if I may ask you another video/photo question: sometimes my friends forward to me a series of photos on one email. I like only a few of them and I wish I knew how to remove the ones I don't like so that I could forward to others only those I like. Is there a way to delete or remove the undesirable pictures? Thanks again so very much! Adela

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#3
May 31, 2007 at 01:53:07

If you examine that video window, there is an option to 'share' it via email - that may be your best option

In this particular case, the video is 'Flash' animation, and not readily saved - you can often determine properties by right clicking and see what sort of context menu appears.

With some browsers, you may be able to search the browser cache for the file (probably .SWF) as most (but not all) video and other internet files do download onto your machine for playback

As well, there are applications that claim to be able to save flash video but I've never investigated

As far as embedding video files into email... I'm not so sure, and really, that'd be more of a web programming question, as I'd expect you'd need to create an HTML document - which many email clients do.

Sending a file as an attachment is simpler, but most video are a fair size, and may be too cumbersome to send at all (although Flash, is usually not as large)

Rather than sending massive files, just send the link

As to your 2nd question - - I'm not sure how you could edit an email and then forward it - it'd be simpler to send your own letter rather than forward, and just include the linked images you wish

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#4
May 31, 2007 at 19:47:13

Thanks again jboy. Your explanation is very clear and I'll know how to find out certain things about videos when I find them in the web. I agree with you that it's much simpler for the sender as well as for the receiver to forward a link...when there is one. So many times there aren't any... :o)

About your answer here (to my paragraph below):
<<I'm not sure how you could edit an email and then forward it - it'd be simpler to send your own letter rather than forward, and just include the linked images you wish>>

<<sometimes my friends forward to me a series of photos on one email. I like only a few of them and I wish I knew how to remove the ones I don't like so that I could forward to others only those I like. Is there a way to delete or remove the undesirable pictures? >>

I meant others send me emails with lovely and not so lovely pictures (on one email, one after another). BAnd before I forward those emails with the pictures I wonder how to delete the pictures in it that I don't like, and then forward that email with only the pictures that I like...If it's possible (and not too complicated) ;o) I'd like to know.

I really appreciate a lot your thorough information! Adela

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#5
June 1, 2007 at 15:12:19

Ah, well, it's really not my area - while those web and email animations are (technically) 'digital video', that's a pretty slim connection to the main focus of this forum, which is (as I understand it) digital photography; the creation and processing of still and motion video images

I realize this may not be especially evident, as there is little else but the forum title by way of explanation - - we get quite a few video card posts here too, which also would be more appropriate elsewhere

Your questions mainly involve web documents (online & email) and might be better addressed either in the Web Development forum or else the 'general' Windows XP forum

I'm not saying you won't receive any further suggestions here in this message, but (if any) those may take a while, as this isn't the most frequented or active of the forums at Computing.Net

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#6
June 1, 2007 at 16:21:57

Thanks for your comments. I hesitate to re-post my message, but if I have future questions I'll use the other forums you suggested. More probably the General WinXP forum. Thanks again. Adela

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#7
June 1, 2007 at 17:11:58

No problem - it's just that some forums are busier than others, and often the 'specialty forums' (such as this one) mainly attracted contributers with some expertise in the forum subject.

While reasonably comfortable offering advice in the field of digital video (a long held interest of mine) I'm not nearly as well acquainted with the intricacies of HTML & email clients. From my basic knowledge though, I don't believe what you're asking can be readily done, but I may be mistaken

Forum choice can play a large part in how well and how swiftly a question can be answered, so a little familiarity with the site can be an asset

You may still receive suggestions here, but feel free to repost - generally multiple postings are discouraged, but in some situations is allowable, particularly if your question "was not adequately answered"

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#8
June 2, 2007 at 00:49:16

Interesting, this is cool, nearly made my day. :)
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Video Converter

http://www.allvideotools.com


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#9
July 19, 2007 at 17:33:24

You can now save flash videos from many sites, like youtube, directly to your hard drive, and then you can play them with a flash player.

For example, use Firefox with the "DownLoadHelper 2.3.1" Add-on

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#10
July 19, 2007 at 20:09:05

Thanks very much! Good suggestions and I'll follow them soon. :o) Adela

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