How to extract Video/Image from an Email?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mpw, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. mpw Guest

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    Somebody has sent me an email with a moving image, I don't know whether it's video or just an animated GIF.

    It's part of the email, in as much as the moving image is playing when you open the email/you don't click on it, and the email doesn't have any attachment. The clip is only 3or4secs. long and the email is around 900Kb in total.

    Questions:
    How do I find out what format the image is?
    How do I extract it?
    And how do I upload a 900Kb file to MR for you guys to see?

    Release the hounds of knowledge

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. depperl macrumors newbie

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    Check the source of the mail...

    ... if you are using mail.app you can find the option under ->View -> e-mail -> file only (that's translated... i'v a german version)

    than you can see the "source-code" of the mail.... if you scroll down you probably see something like attachment followed by a long part of funny letters -> thats your gif/movie/whatever... at the beginning of this long list of funny letters you can see what kind of attachment it is (e.g "mime/gif" or "mime/mov"....)

    günther
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    In the English version it's View --> Message --> Raw Source...

    Hopefully you understand some HTML, but if not, I'm sure someone here could help you out.
    :)
     
  4. depperl macrumors newbie

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    i should take more time....

    ... and read things through (but it's damn hot here...)

    if you want to save the attachment (there are 2 ways to hide them) you could try and just drag&drop it to your desktop (this works for images - i'm not sure about movies, but why not??)

    hope this helped more than the first try... :p
     
  5. mpw thread starter Guest

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    A little more info.

    I'm using Outlook/IE under XP at the moment and can't find an option that'll show me the code/html. I can save the email to my desktop as a *.htm and then open it in IE but the clip has gone??

    Thanks so far and any other ideas are welcomed, I'll mail it to myself at home and see if mail/OSX is any easier.
     
  6. depperl macrumors newbie

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    sorry...

    i have no xp installed here at work, but if I remember correctly it should be located under --> view --> show source

    if you need it now you can mail it to me and i'll (try to) send you that thing (saveable) back
     
  7. mpw thread starter Guest

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    OK guys, I'm at the Mac and I've got the .gif file out of the email it's 37 frames and 916Kb.

    What's the best way to put it in a thread?

    Thanks again.
     
  8. dcv macrumors G3

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    Mail me, I can host it for you :)


    Edit: errr, just how *dodgy* is this video??!!
     
  9. mpw thread starter Guest

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    Oh it's not dodgy, quite SFW.

    I'll mail it.:)
     
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  11. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    Well.....we are an impatient lot...........waiting.....
     

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  12. mpw thread starter Guest

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    Thanks for the help guys, and Thanks dcv for hosting.

    click
     
  13. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    Thanks for the link.
     
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