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How do I send a large movie file via email?

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Anastasia9 Calculating status...
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Aug 25, 2008 12:38 AM
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 (47,310 points)
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    Aug 25, 2008 4:47 AM (in response to Anastasia9)
    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.
    iMac 3.06, Mac mini (G4 1.4), iMac G3 400, and Sony laptop using XP, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 10.3.9 OS 9.2
  • Ron Wasserman Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Aug 26, 2008 6:51 PM (in response to Anastasia9)
    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)
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    Aug 29, 2008 8:00 AM (in response to Anastasia9)
    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.
    PB 17" 1.5Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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