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How To Email/Text Message A Video

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by DoctorEyeSight, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. DoctorEyeSight

    DoctorEyeSight Android Enthusiast
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    I have a bunch of videos taken from my Galaxy Nexus and unfortunately the size exceeds the limits for Emailing or Test messaging it.

    How can I overcome this in the future instead of zipping it through my PC and sending it instantly via my Galaxy Nexus? Are there any applications made out there to compress the files?

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  2. viper689

    viper689 Android Expert

    Are you trying to send these files to other people or just trying to email it to your own computer?
  3. DoctorEyeSight

    DoctorEyeSight Android Enthusiast
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    I am trying to send it to other people via Email and text straight from my Galaxy Nexus.
  4. kabachy

    kabachy Newbie

    I would use drop box.
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  5. DoctorEyeSight

    DoctorEyeSight Android Enthusiast
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    So with Dropbox can I like upload or select the file I'd like to upload regardless of it's size and then have the recipient view ONLY that certain file?

    I'd like to keep my other files private and not viewable to the recipient nor the public.

    Currently, I just cannot text message or email the video file because the size exceeds the limits for emailing or texting.
  6. brhermon

    brhermon Member

    I hadn't thought of Dropbox... What I do is upload it to Youtube, make it private to only those with a link, then text that link to whomever. It's not perfect but does the trick...
  7. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Android Enthusiast

    I'll second that request. I'm almost positive it is possible but not exactly sure on how to do it.
  8. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Tried Google+ for this?
  9. viper689

    viper689 Android Expert

    If I recall the free DropBox account allows for 2gb regardless of file type. It's a useful app/program to have regardless of your use since I love using it. As for privacy, I don't think it has user specific privacy options
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  10. Slug

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    I've moved this topic to Applications as it will be of interest to many people regardless of their device.

    You can create a "Public" folder within your Dropbox account and share links to individual files within that folder with others. All other content remains private.
  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Dropbox will let you load up any size of file. And if you email straight from the dropbox app, it will send the recipient a download link of the video. basically, the recepient will download the video on his/her device and watch it. They won't be able to see the other contents of your dropbox unless you share the entire folder to them. You could however make a subfolder in dropbox to share to a specific person or group of persons if you regularly send them videos. They'll only be able to see the contents of that folder alone.
  12. DoctorEyeSight

    DoctorEyeSight Android Enthusiast
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    Thank you everyone for the responses. I used Dropbox and accomplished what I was looking for.

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