VideoPress, followers, e-mail file-size issue

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  • #1175079

    savemydaily
    Member

    I want to add VideoPress, but I don’t want e-mail followers of my site to get posts with embedded videos via e-mail, due to file size issues. The post might be blocked by the follower’s e-mail server, or if it does go through, they might resent having a big file come into their system. I’m thinking that, instead of embedding a video in a post, I could put the videos on a page of my site (created for that purpose) and then put the url of that page in the associated post, suggesting the viewer click through. What do you think?

    The blog I need help with is markthisday.wordpress.com.

    #1175224

    csonnek
    Staff

    Your followers won’t receive the video file, but a link to the post on your site. Whether or not you embed the video in your post, the video file will not be sent in an email notification.

    I hope that helps clarify things!

    #1175240

    savemydaily
    Member

    Thank you so much for replying! Perhaps there are two issues. I am confused about the difference between a non-Wordpress user choosing to receive posts by e-mail (which I have done with my own blog to see what happens), and a WordPress member who just clicks the “follow” button.

    When I was logged out, I signed up as an e-mail follower of my own blog. I DO receive the entire post by e-mail. Are you saying that even for an e-mail follower like me, in the case of an embedded video, I would not also receive the video? (I did receive the embedded audio file I created this week.)

    And are you saying that, if I were a wordpress user who, when logged in, clicked the follow button on a blog, I would only receive an email saying that a new post is up? Thanks for your help.

    #1175241

    macmanx
    Staff

    There really is no difference. WordPress.com users will initially receive your blog at http://wordpress.com/#!/read/following/ when they Follow and have the option of choosing the receive emails as well.

    The issue with the video embeds is that most require Flash or HTML 5 support to play, and most email clients support neither of the two.

    #1175242

    savemydaily
    Member

    Thanks for explaining that. Also, I checked back, and csonnek was right, and I was wrong. When I received my post via e-mail with the audio file, the file wasn’t a file, but a link back up the audio piece on wordpress. I now understand that a video would work the same way.

    So I understand everything both of you have been saying, and you have answered my questions. THANK YOU!

    #1175243

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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