Youtube and other Vids

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Brian, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Please excuse me if this has been discussed before, as I'm new to a lot of
    this. But, is there a way to insert Youtube videos into the the message area
    of an email? I know how to add videos via hyperlink, but would like to have
    the ability to add the actual vid into the message so that recipients can
    view it right there.
    Brian, Jun 10, 2010
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  2. It's possible, but a little bit involved.

    On the Youtube website below the video you are interested there is an
    Button labeled <Embed>. Click that and it will generate the HTML code
    that you need.

    Copy/past that into Notepad and save with an HTML file name e.g.

    In WLM at Tools (ALT+T), Options, Signatures create a new signature and
    specify the HTML file created above.

    When composing your messages in HTML format, use the Insert (ALT+I),
    Signature at the point where you want the video.

    In order to view the video in WLM and many other mail programs, the
    security settings must be relaxed from the defaults. In WLM, the
    settings are at Tools (ALT+T), Safety Options, Security. Must be set to
    the Internet Zone rather than Restricted, and Block Images and External
    content must not be checked.

    The HTML signature file can be reused in the future by updating its
    Michael Santovec, Jun 10, 2010
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Mike. It worked for me too.

    Brian, Jun 11, 2010
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