How to download your flash movie AVI link in Microsoft Outlook

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I recently came across an issue where Toufee users who use Microsoft Outlook did not find the "Save Target As" option when they right-click the AVI video download link in the email that they receive after their flash movie is converted to video. The reason being that the "Save Target As" option is only available if you access your email via a web client (typically via your browser). The workaround however is this:

  1. Save the following code as a HTML file. Open Notepad, paste the code and select File -> Save As option and enter "AVI_download_script.html" (with quotes)
    <!- AVI Download workaround  ->
    <HTML><HEAD><TITLE> AVI Download Script </TITLE>
    <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript">
    <!--
    function createPage(aviURL)
    {
    document.write("<html><head>");
    document.write("<BR>Click the link to download the AVI file or right-click link and select 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As' option <P>");
    document.write("<A HREF='"+aviURL+"'>Download AVI file</A>");
    }
    //-->
    </SCRIPT></HEAD>
    <BODY>
    Enter AVI URL: <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" ID="URL">
    <button OnClick="createPage(document.getElementById('URL').value)">Download</button>
    </BODY></HTML>
  2. Enter the download link from the email into the textbox and click Download button
  3. You should see a new page generated with the link Download AVI file. Right-click this link and select Save Target As option (if using Internet Explorer) or Save Link As option (Firefox) and you should be able to download your flash video.
Hope the workaround was useful. Meet you in my next post!

  • 9 years ago
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