Adding a video to an email

I am trying to send an email to my contact list. I want to add a video but it won’t allow me to do it unless it comes from youtube or vimeo. Is there a way to add my own video?

You will have to take a still image that links to a video. Most email clients won’t allow an embedded video email through the front door and you don’t have control over what the email clients will/won’t do. It raises your SPAM value and makes emails too large (in many cases anyway) to manage. An image from the video player and a link is how most people handle it.