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How do I send a QuickTime audio file by email?

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tioli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 5, 2012 5:19 PM

I just watched a video where a guy made a short QuickTime audio and then I *think* he just dragged it over somewhere to the left of the email and released it  and it was ready to send.

 

He didn't save the file, he just took the QuickTime audio player when he finished talking and dragged it. I tried that and I couldn't make it work. Is there some easy way to do this?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to tioli)

    I just watched a video where a guy made a short QuickTime audio and then I *think* he just dragged it over somewhere to the left of the email and released it  and it was ready to send.

     

    He didn't save the file, he just took the QuickTime audio player when he finished talking and dragged it. I tried that and I couldn't make it work. Is there some easy way to do this?

    If the emphasis of your question is on the fact that a QT X audio recording was never actually saved, then it is more likely that the movie clip was demonstrating the "Share / Email" File menu option found on the latest Mac OS X operating system. This option will open the Mail application and add the audio recording as an attachment to a new message automatically without having formally saved the recording in the QT X Player app. To actually, "drag 'n drop" a recording to an open "New" message, the file must first be saved as a file so the Finder icon can be "dragged 'n dropped" to the Mail document.

     

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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to tioli)

    Does Apple have a video or instructions for what you're referring to,

    They may. But since its use was rather self-explanatory under Mountain Lion, I've never gone looking for such a tutorial. I did make what I call a "quickie" tutorial a few minutes ago and posted it to a temporary file page on my server if you want to watch or download it:

     

    http://downloads.walker4.me/downloads/Temporary_files/ScreenFlow.mp4

     

    Will leave it posted for a few days at least but will likely purge the page the next time I "clean up" the web page.

     

     

    and does that also mean  I'd have to use Mail instead of Thunderbird?

    Only if you want to use this share option to automatically open the Mail client application and automatically add the file as an attachment to a "new" message. You can still save the audio recording to your hard drive as a media file, close the QT X Player app, manually open any mail client app you wish to use, and add or "drag 'n dropp" the saved file to the mail client app as you normally would. Frankly, I rarely use the dedicated "Share" routines between installed apps or for posting media to public media sites like YouTube, Vimeo, FaceBook, Flickr, etc. since this work flow is only available under certain operating systems and each of my platforms is set up with a different Mac OS X operating system with some platforms having multiple OS boots available.

     

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    iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 3.4 GHz Quad Core i7, 4 GB 1333 MHz

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