4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2008 8:00 AM by Christo
Anastasia9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi - I've been reading through the manuals about how to stream movies to be accessible to friends.
Is there a way that I can post a short movie that I've created so that a friend overseas can have it stream onto her computer. I have created a number of versions using Quicktime Pro with the last using quicktime to save as a self-contained movie and an exported file using Movie to Hinter movie settings. I now have a quicktime movie of dimensions 960x540 and 168.6 MB. Is there any way that I can send this somehow to a friend's email address?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (49,795 points)
    Nope.
    Nearly all ISP's place a file size limit on email attachments. Your file is too large to send via email.
    You don't need "hint tracks" in it, either.
    Search the Web for one of the many file sharing upload services.
  • Anastasia9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you,
    Yes I think it occurred to me that I needed some website to post it.
    Thanks for your reply!
  • Ron Wasserman Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    If you have a MobileMe account then get "FileChute." I use it all the time for files much bigger than yours and it works perfectly!
  • Christo Level 3 Level 3 (695 points)
    Here's one way to make it available online. This assumes however you have ftp access to a server and web site and your friend has a Mac with Safari.

    1: Create a page with the Quicktime movie linked and upload the page and movie file to your server.
    The web page address might look like this: http://www.websitename.com/moviename.mov

    2: Email your friend with a link to the page.

    3: If the receiver has Safari, they should click on the link to launch the web page, then go to the Menu bar > Window > Activity.

    4: In the Activity window, a link will appear with the movie file.

    5: Select that link, copy it, open the Downloads window, paste the link into the Downloads Window.

    The file will download to your friend's computer. All this however does assume your friend has the luxury of being on a Mac.

    Tip: Export the file using Quicktime Pro's settings for Web first to make the video's file size smaller.

    Christo.