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Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

Luzern
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Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

I have a .avi clip that I wish to send to a relative. At 28MB it is too large for email as it stands.
Is there a way (free) to send this, so that when it is shown full screen it will be of reasonable quality? May I have to convert it to some other format to do successfully send it?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

there are free upload sites you could use.  www.YouSendIt.com ; is one.  just google upload fileshare and you'll get lots of offers.
another way is dcc through an instant message service, such as skype, though they take a long time that way.
uploading to the spare space on gmail is also possible.
lots of possibilities.
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

you could probably zip it to about 15MB too
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

You can send it by email if the other person can receive large emails.
There are free avi file splitters out there or as suggested zip it into smaller segments and send it via several emails and then when they uzip it they will have the full file
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

Quote from: samuria
You can send it by email if the other person can receive large emails.
.... zip it into smaller segments and send it via several emails .....they uzip it they will have the full file

But obviously not as a continuous item.,,more like separate reels?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

Why not FTP it to your free PN site and send the URL in an email?
If you're concerned about others seeing it then put it in a passworded zip file first.

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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

If its zipped into several files it goes back as one file once unziped its not separate files
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

Assuming you have a static IP as I think most of us do with PN you could use a free webserver or ftp server on your computer to allow the person to download it directly from you. I regurarly do this with files of well over 100 Mb
pierre_pierre
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

web address is usually username.plusnet.co.uk/name.mpeg
or for older user like me
username.free-online.co.uk or username.idps.co.uk or username.me.uk  all get the same file
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

I have been with PN for several years and my webspace address is username.plus.com
pierre_pierre
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

could be, I am a free-online immegrant
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Re: Sending .avi files by email: he;p please

I think I have been with PN for about 4 years and that was allways my address. I used to use the webspace but then I quickly learned that paid cPanel/WHM reseller hosting was a much better option for my websites. Not sure if there is anything on my webspace, must go check!