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Old August 12th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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Sending a video link to a client

Hi folks,

I am trying to figure out how to send a link to a video I have completed (2 minute trailer of a wedding) to a client. I have a website with 1 and 1 and all I want to do is send her a link to the video much like when we get links to videos on this forum.

Dose anyone have a tutorial for this? It would be much appreciated...thank you so much.

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Old August 12th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Can't you just say:

"Dear Client

Please view your video at http://www.domain.com/video.wmv" ?

Most email applications will recognise the http and make that a clickable link.

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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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I would love to be able to do that...but

I am a dummy when it comes to setting that kind of thing up.

So all I have to do is give her my domain name and the name of the video?

I will give it a try...my video is not linked to my website yet but it is on the server.

Thanks.

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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #4
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yea...didn't work

what on earth am I doing wrong?
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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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Yeah that should work just fine. When they click that link it should open Windows Media Player (assuming they have their browser configured properly) and it should start playing as soon as enough is buffered. Obviously send the link to yourself first to make sure it works OK.


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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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You probably put the video in a subfolder, not in the root of the domain. Figure out where you put it and make sure the link shows the subdirectory.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #7
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works!!!

Big Thanks to both of you...

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Old August 12th, 2006, 10:03 PM   #8
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The video only needs to be on your server. Find out what file it is in and just type in the link.

It would looks something like this...

http://www.yourdomain.com/videofolder/weddingvideo.mov.

YOUR DOMAIN NAME / FOLDER NAME / FILE NAME


If worst comes to worst, upload it to YouTube.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #9
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Another option is to embed the file directly within the web page itself.

Depending on your package with 1 and 1 you may have the option to use free sub-domains (I use 1 and 1 in the UK and the business package has this facility) - so you can do this:

- create a subdirectory within your domain for your client

- in that subdirectory create a index.html file just as you would for for your main web page

- Within index.html between <BODY> and </BODY> put this:

<EMBED TYPE="application/x-mplayer2"
SRC="videoclipname.wmv" WIDTH=768 HEIGHT=452
pluginsPage="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Downloads/Contents/Products/MediaPlayer/"
ShowControls="true"
AutoStart="false"
ShowStatusBar-"true"
</EMBED>

- replace "videoclipname.wmv" with the real name of the clip. Experiment with WIDTH and HEIGHT until the picture looks right - you need to add about 30 or so to the height of the video to account for the media player controls. The example above is a PAL widescreen at three quarter resolution.

- In the 1 and 1 control panel create a subdomain of your main domain. If your main domain if jeffhendricks.com - create a subdomain called "clientname.jeffhendricks.com" and set the destination to be the subdirectory you created above.

Now you can tell the client to go to www.clientname.jeffhendricks.com - when they go there they will see the embeded Media Player.

An added benefit of this is that because it is a domain name, you can get individual visitor statistcs from 1 and 1 - you can't do this if you just point the client to a sub directory of your main domain.

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Old August 17th, 2006, 10:49 AM   #10
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Thank you...I will print that out...I have been looking for straight forward directions like that for embedding video.

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