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Do you remember that little “Video Experiment” from a couple weeks ago? Well, the results are in… and it’s a bit confusing to be honest haha! Here is the positive & the negative:

Good news = everyone that contacted me said that they are able to see the videos that are posted within blog entries when viewing in a web browser! Which is excellent!

Bad news = none of the videos showed up for them when viewing in email form though (for folks who signed up to receive blog posts by email automatically, or via an RSS reader).

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I fall into the “average, at best” category when it comes to computer stuff lol, but from what I’ve gathered on why my videos within blog posts weren’t showing up for some folks is this: Each email host receives videos differently (between Hotmail, Gmail, Shaw, Telus, etc…) and pretty much all of them try to block video plug-ins. From what I’ve tried to read on the topic it sounds like it has something to do with ‘security and risk of viruses’ blah blah blah. Boo. But it is what it is I guess, and can’t do much about it :(. So let’s move forward :D!

So for folks who receive blog posts automatically by email or RSS reader, please note that there’s a handy “view it in your browser” button at the top right corner of every blog email, and if you click it you’re taken to a web version where videos should be viewable no problem.

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This is what that button looks like in the top right corner of blog emails.

Alternately – if you’ve experienced something contrary to what I’ve mentioned here or in my ‘Video Experiment’ post etc, please do let me know – I’d love to hear!! Thank you all for helping me with this everyone! Talk soon.

Ps – if you aren’t currently signed up to receive blog posts automatically to your inbox but would like to, you can sign up on the blog page of my website: www.robynmillar.com/blog/ and the form is on the right side bar near the top there. Please feel free to contact me with any questions though! Thanks again.

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