How do I transport 10meg movie files for email or FTP?

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  1. todbnla

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    I took a 1 minute or so video on my digital camera and I want to send it to someone. The file is 10 megs and I need to compress the file so I can either email or FTP it to my ISP so he can view it. How can I do this?

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    Email certainly wasn't designed for files this large and it can be problematic at best, so definitely don't try to email it.

    FTP, obviously, is used for file transfers such as this but unless you're running your own FTP server, I don't recommend this either. While you can upload upload the file to your ISP, assuming they offer FTP, your friend would need your username/password to retrieve it. I don't know of any ISPs that let users use FTP for public use, which they'd have to allow if you wanted to use another username/password for your friend.

    The best thing, in your case, is to upload the file to your webspace. I'm assuming your ISP offers this along with enough space to hold the file, but if you're not sure let us know what ISP you're using and we can find out. After you put the file up on your webspace, you'd just give your friend the URL and he can go download the file.
     
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    Thats what I thought, I use Charter.net I tried to FTP the file twice and after it uploads, I cant see the file anywhere?
     
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    You could split it up with HJSPLIT (google on it) in smaller parts, like 2MB files, and have the other person also get HJSPLIT, and then email the parts via email, and have the other person reassemble the parts with HJSPLIT once he get all parts on his end.
     
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    WinZip can split files too

    Gmail can do attachments up to 10megs too

    You could send it directly through an instant messenger client such as MSN Messenger or Aol Instant Messenger (AIM). this might be the easiest assuming neither end is on dialup (as it would require the download of a file about 10megs in size to install the program)
     
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    How are you FTPing it and where are you looking for it?
     
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    Better yet...send it via yousendit.com. You upload the file onto their servers, and you tell them the address you want the link sent to. I reccomend a broadband connection for this though, it would take a while via 56k.

    Oh and the link will be operational for 7 days or 25 downloads...whatever comes first.
     
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    I am using WS_FTP95 LE and when I look in my directory its not there...

    BTW-Is yousendit.com free or a fee?
     
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    Very free. I've used it dozens of times in the past month.
     
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    Thanks Jason, that worked fine. [​IMG]
     
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    use winrar more compression than any of the previous, also 7-zip works wonders on large files and is completely free.
     
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    If you haven't done so already, another thing you could do is compress the video using the XviD codec.
     

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