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Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:08 PM

Help needed to email a video.

I don't know where to ask this.

I have a 2 minute video that I want to email to a friend. My computer came up with this message: This video exceeds the global size limit of the server, which is 41697280 bytes.

I have to reduce the size in order to send it. No idea how to do that.

It's a Windows 7 desktop computer.

241 MG is the size of the video.

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Reply Help needed to email a video. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2018 OP
CurtEastPoint Sep 2018 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2018 #2
CurtEastPoint Sep 2018 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2018 #5
CurtEastPoint Sep 2018 #7
dawg day Sep 2018 #9
dawg day Sep 2018 #3
Journeyman Sep 2018 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2018 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 2018 #10

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:08 PM

1. Upload it to Google Drive and share it w/friend.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:10 PM

2. Thanks, Curt!

How do I do that? The upload to Google Drive.

I am a complete computer novice.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:16 PM

4. Don't make me come out there!

Do you have gmail/Google account?



How to share the file

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:24 PM

5. I wish you were next door!

I don't have gmail, but I do have Google on my computer. I was messing around in there and found some of the things you're talking about. I will watch these videos and see what happens.

Another poster just made some suggestions too, and I will keep them in mind.

I wish there was a simple way to change the size limits, but I guess not!

Thanks so much!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:32 PM

7. Ditto!

Email always is a bear about file sizes.

I know you have to have a google account and I think that creating a gmail is the only way?? Not sure on that.

It's a great way to share large files/folders w/people!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 05:24 PM

9. Gmail's free drive is a real benefit

You can back up 15G or so for free, and share whatever you want with someone.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:16 PM

3. If you have a gmail account, you can load it to the drive-

You go to your gmail page, then in the upper right, there's a little icon of a block of boxes-- that's the programs associated with the gmail account, including Google Drive.

You can go there, click NEW (left side navigation bar) and FILE UPLOAD. You can browse for the video file and upload it.
While that's uploading, start an email to your friend. You'll be pasting a link into the body of the email-- just a link, not the file, so size won't be a problem.

The file will take a couple moments to upload. Then you can right-click on that file in Google Drive, and select "Get a shareable link". (You might be prompted to turn ON sharing for that link.) Copy the link, then go to the email, and paste the link.

Then send the email to the friend. Tell him/her to click on the link, and then download the video, or just watch it there on the Google Drive.

Hope that helps! It's a bit of a process, but shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

(If you don't have a gmail account, it just takes a minute to set it up: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/gmail/setting-up-a-gmail-account/print/

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:32 PM

6. You can upload 2 Gb for free, without registering, on WeTransfer.com . . .

It's then available for download by up to 100 people for 7 days.

When you upload the file, you can send it to as many people as you'd like -- up to 100. Once uploaded, you receive an email verifying the upload. You receive emails when the file is downloaded, too.

Lots more features on the site.

Give a try. It's free and requires no registration -- either by the sender or the recipient.

www.WeTransfer.com

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 03:37 PM

8. I'll check it out, and thank you.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 06:19 PM

10. Here's another possible solution:

http://www.videosmaller.com/

It's supposed to reduce the file size without compromising quality.

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