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  1. spartan948265

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    Hello,

    I have a Motorola Droid and the latest release of Android (Froyo 2.2).
    My question is I want to send a music video that is going to a Non-Android phone. This phone can play videos and is a standard Verizon branded phone. The video has already been converted to the standard .3gp format from my PC which uses Roxio 2010 Video converter.

    I have the following Apps installed to assist me:
    Astro File Manager (With both extensions installed and latest release)
    Handcent SMS (No Font Packs Installed)

    The video itself is almost 4 minutes long and the size of the video is only 9.40MB.

    Thoughts?
     

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    Email.. to big for text I believe.
     
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    Its only 9MB though. Wouldn't it be compressed even further when it is sent?
     
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    Did you try hanscent?
     
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    Wow.... I already said I am using Handcent SMS because the regular text messaging app is nothing compared to it.
     
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    Wow you didn't say you actually tried...

    Geez.
    So does handcent try to send or does immediately tell you its invalid.
    I know if I record a video in high format wether its 1second or not it just wont do it.
    Now if I have camera set to lower quality I can send upwards of 30secondz.
    I have never understood, the 30sec low is alot bigger MB wise...
     
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    Handcent SMS immediately says it cannot attach the file. The file is 4 minutes long but its cell phone quality and not high definition. Also, I manually updated my phone to Froyo, but last night I got the over-the-air update and it forced me to do it. I had to reinstall and reconfigure my apps after it installed and then I also did a factory reset to see if I could get my speed back on my phone. My phone is not rooted.
     
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    Try email to text.
    Email from your device to the other phone. To send to a Verizon phone you send to xxx-xxx-xxxx@vtext.com
     
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    What if I need to send it to a T-Mobile number as well? never mind I found it lol.
     
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    "sorry you cannot add this video to your message" is the actual message it says even if i try the e-mail to text method.
     
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    Do you have an more ideas?
     
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    well I'm not sure with T-mo but verizon has a different PIX/FLIX address. vtext is for text messages only but @vzwpix.com is for video and pictures. However, I really don't think it'll work. I do not think vzw compresses video files.

    What kind of phone that your T-mo friend have? You can try uploading your vid to picasa and then sending the picasa link to your friend? Maybe he/she can view and dl the video using his/her phone's browser?
     
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    Hmm. Oh ok well thanks for all your help! I guess sine they both dont own smart phones they are kinda out of luck lol.
     
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    Handcent will only send a max of 2 megabytes.
     
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    0_0, Ok.. Is there a way I can somehow compress the video to exactly 2MB?
     
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    You can use something like DVD Catalyst to convert your video. With something like this you can convert a vid to 3gp and change the settings to lower the screen size, Vid quality, and sound quality. That should help compress the file size.
     
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    You could use Android SendIT from the market ... which will let you email any video to anyone ... but you would have to do it with email

    A 9MB video compressed to 2 MB is going to look bad ... I would suggest emailing
     

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