12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 1:02 PM by Ramesh-Srl Lanka
Red 2000 Level 1 (0 points)

Please can you tell me why my iPad is telling me I can't email a video to myself.  I get a message saying it is too long.  The reason I can't understand this is as follows:

 

1.  The clip is quite short - maybe a minute or so.

 

2.  I am sending it via MY OWN wifi network (so it has no impact on my carrier)

 

3.  I am sending it to MY OWN email account on MY OWN network server (so it's not as if there are any space or bandwidth issues anywhere)

 

I hope there is a workaround.  I don't want to have to carry around my MacBook with my iPad just so that I can send short videos via email.


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  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,732 points)

    Red: emailing via your own network is the same as via any other network, it goes via internet. If it says too long it is too long. You could use providers like dropbox to do it. There are also little apps for the Mac, that let you move files between the Mac and the iPhone/iPad when it si connected with the cable (I name a few: Diskaid, iPhone Explorer, Tuneaid, Ponedisk, and more). Success, Lex

  • Red 2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    When you say "it is too long" my question is "Too long for what?"

     

    There is no limit on the amount of data I (or anyone else) can transfer on the web.

     

    Red

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,732 points)

    Well I used your own words.. I assumed too big for the email app to send... You can transfer as big as you want (if you have the time) but not as an attachment to an email app, there you have restrictions (a few MB).

  • Red 2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    I'd like to know what makes it too big?  Who makes that decision and why?  It's nothing to do with Apple (or anyone else) how big my attachments are.  (I notice that I never get a message from iTunes saying "Sorry, you are trying to buy too much music"!)

     

    Red

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,732 points)

    Red, indeed It has nothing to do with Apple. The providers and the email apps have this restriction, also in Windows. It is just that attachments cannot be very "big". A movie file most of the time is "big" in this sense.

    You can see how big the file is: in Finder right click on the file, and "get info".

    iTunes is not an email app and you can download any size file, as you can with your browser.

    It just doesn't work when you try to send as an email attachment.

  • Red 2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    You say that it has nothing to do with Apple but they are the people that write the email code that generates the message aren't they?

     

    Regarding your "You can see how big the file is: in Finder right click on the file, and 'get info'.", there is no Finder app on the iPad is there?  I assume that to find out how big the file is, I would first have to get it onto the Mac?

     

    Red

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,732 points)

    Red, again: it has nothing to do with the email App it is the account, all email apps are alike in this. Don't waste time to find a culprit, but try to compress or send the file another way.

  • Red 2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    I'm sorry but I must disagree with you here.  It's my mail server running on my network so how can it be the account that is causing the limitation?  I can send any size of email I like from my email accounts using other mail applications (although sometimes a receiving server will complain if the administrator has limited the size of inbound email).

     

    Red

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,732 points)

    " I can send any size of email I like from my email accounts using other mail applications"

    No Red, you cannot.

  • Red 2000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lex,

     

    The maximum email size (including attachments) is defined by a variable (which I set) on my Unix server.  Or do you mean something else?

     

    Red

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,732 points)

    Whatever. It is not what YOO decide. Make the email attachment small enough to be accepted to send. I am leaving this thread now.

  • Ramesh-Srl Lanka Level 1 (0 points)

    What is apple's problem with sending long videos ???