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I'm trying to add code to an email in Mailchimp to host a video player that allows the recipient of the email to play a video without leaving the email. I've managed to do this with audio but when adding the code ......

<video width="320" height="240" controls>

  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">

  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">

Your browser does not support the video tag.


...and substituting the video link for movie, it all works fine. Then I save and press 'Continue' in mailchimp but when I return to the page most of the source code has disappeared. can anybody tell me why?


Many thanks



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Since the major email clients do not support video, I imagine MailChimp is removing the code for it. I'm pretty sure audio will not work either.

Mail clients are extremely primitive, they support text and images and little else. Even layout and styling options are limited.

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