How To Send Large Video Files

Sending large video files to other people is not as easy as you might think. Depending on the resolution and length, the size of a video file can immediately surpass the 25MB attachment limit that most mainstream email providers support.

Sending large video files to other people is not as easy as you might think. Depending on the resolution and length, the size of a video file can immediately surpass the 25MB attachment limit that most mainstream email providers support.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to share large video files. If you want to know more, keep reading. We’re going to share the best ways to send videos around the world.

Sending A Video by Email in Zip Format:

As we just mentioned, almost all email providers restrict a 25MB size limit on any file you want to attach to your email. Some services are as low as 10MB.

A smartphone video nowadays that’s more than a few seconds long will quickly exceed that limit. If you’ve recorded your video using a professional machine, you’ve got no chance. So If your file is larger than the 25MB limit, you do still have few options if you want to send a video over the internet—you can create a ZIP file of your video or use your email provider’s cloud storage services.

For those users who don’t know, a ZIP file is a compressed version of a file. You create the ZIP file at your end and send it to the other person. They then will receive the file and unzip it to restore the video to its original size.

Both Windows and macOS have a native feature that allows you to zip and unzip files, though there are plenty of third-party options are also available.

  • To create a ZIP file on Windows, go to the file location you want to compress, right-click on it, then go to Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

  • To create a ZIP file on macOS, go to the file location, hit the right-click button, and choose Compress items from the menu which appears on screen.

If your newly created ZIP file is still more than 25MB (which is possible in the event of a lengthy high-resolution video), you will still not be able to send the video through email. You’ll need to use another option instead, which is using a third-party cloud service to transfer large files.

Sending A Video By Using Cloud Storage:

Email providers will automatically provide you with the option to upload your video to their own cloud servers if they detect that your file is too big. Once the file is in the cloud, you can attach it to your email in the usual way.

The recipient will then be prompted to download the video from the cloud rather than from the email server. However, they can also watch the video in the cloud without downloading it onto their device if they wish. Users can simply follow these steps for hassle-free uploading.

Follow these simple steps to send large files securely free:

1). Visit Sent and Secure,

2). Fill up your details,

3). Choose Plan and accept Terms and Conditions,

4). Confirm Email and Log In,

5). Click on Send then Any Email Address,

6). Input Email, check the box and click continue,

7). Click on Choose Files, select files,

8). Choose File option like- Expiration Date & Time, Password, etc,

9). Click on Approve and Send

Convert Video And Send It Over Using Cloud Storage:

If you want to compress a video file on your device, you need to download and install a special application. There are quite a lot of those that are free, and Video Converter is one such option. Usually, the following are the steps you would take to get the job done:

  • Import the video you want to compress to Video Converter.

  • Find the Convert button at the bottom of the screen.

  • You’ll have to select a profile manually, Choose Codec, MPEG-4; FPS, 23.98; Res, 176 x 144; Bitrate: Keep Original.

The app will minimize the video size so that it would be easier to send it online.

Using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Old School Solution:

Unlike the other options in this list, this method doesn’t involve email at all. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is definitely an old-school solution to the question of how to send large files, but FTP transfers are just as fast and secure today as they were twenty years ago. There are a number of free or reasonable FTP clients to choose from, with FileZilla being the most well-known option, and widely considered to be the best for the free secure file transfer.

One of the major advantages of using FTP over other file transfer methods is that it picks up delayed downloads when you or your recipient has a weak connection. You probably don’t need to go through an FTP client if you or your recipients have never struggled with interrupted downloads, but if you know that you’ll be regularly working with numerous large video files, you may want to look into setting up an FTP client to help ease of downloading.


Above all, the most important factor in the method of file transfer you choose is how much time it will add to your email processes. It may not seem like much, but wasted minutes every time you have to send an email to add up throughout your day. Even if you’re reading this article because you do, in fact, have to email large photo files to your clients, such a task should be as seamless and easy as possible without stealing time from other, more labor-intensive parts of your day. 

And if you need to be able to email huge files to collaborators regularly for your job, it’s all the more important that you be able to send emails without a second thought. The miniature tasks, such as sending emails, that come together to make up your larger creative workflow should function to enhance your productivity, not distract you and make you spend unnecessary time solving what should be a simple problem.

Many file-sharing solutions were designed with the firsthand awareness of how frustrating it is to stop in the middle of your work and wrestle with the size of an email attachment. By taking the time to research the best method for your businesses, you will save yourself headaches and wasted time down the line. A streamlined and easy process for sending email attachments will have positive ripple effects on the rest of your workflow and allow for greater productivity and collaboration with minimal stress.


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