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Product Update: Short URLs

January 27th, 2012

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We’re always looking for ways to make sharing videos easier, and realized the long URL attached to each video was less than convenient.

So two months ago, as a first step, we introduced a shortened Post Link URL to be used when embedding a video. While results were promising, the URL converted to original length during video playback, limiting its functionality. After several weeks of tweaking, we’re proud to introduce an even shorter, more serviceable URL.

A Short URL is particularly handy when using Post Links.  Additionally, you or your recipients can copy and paste the link from the address bar for easy forwarding, and Short URLs can be used with any video from your video library.


Example: Previous ‘Long’ Playback URL




Example: New ‘Short’ Playback URL




If you have questions about using Short URLs, contact us at

Jamie Bidwell is a team member at Covideo provides video email software that helps companies build relationships quickly and reinforce their brands more effectively with easy-to-make video emails that truly communicate.



CoVideo offers two options for creating video email: Web-based Recorder and Desktop Recorder. The Web-Based Recorder can be accessed from any computer with an Internet Connection and a webcam, while the Desktop Recorder is our downloaded version that puts seven features right at your finger tips.

The Desktop Recorder is available for download to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.  The downloads option can be found by logging in to your account at  Click on the Downloads tab and select Video Email.

Here is a list of features/options available in the Desktop Recorder:

Administration – edit your user information

Videos – access your library to view, email, rename or delete your videos, see viewers or move to a different folder

Contacts – add, edit and remove contacts or manage groups.

Scripts – add or edit scripts to read during your video recording

Upload a Video – allows you to upload a .wmv file and keep it in the same format (you can upload the following video file formats from our website: ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, SWF, TS, VOB, WMV and we will convert them to .flv)

Insert Media – lets you select and insert videos (.wmv format) or images into your video email recording.

Camera Settings – check your camera and audio settings.

To check what operating system you have, click on your Start Menu, go over to My Computer or Computer and right-click on it then select Properties. The next page will provide basic information about your computer.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to download on XP.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to download on Vista and Windows 7.