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Emailing large files

#1
I am looking to email a holiday video clip to a friend. Problem is, is that the file size is too big for ordinary email accounts. How can I do it? I had a look at some of the online storage sites, where I could upload it and the other person could download it - has anybody tried one of those? How do they rate in terms of price and security, and general overall usefulness? Are there other ways of doing it?

Also, I had a look at some of the video compression software sites - has anybody tried that? The original clip was recorded on a Panasonic SD90 HD camcorder, and it records in MTS format, whatever that is. My old laptop struggles to play the files in any sort of smooth fashion. I shall be getting a new laptop for Christmas but in the meantime, what can I do to fix things for now?

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#6
You could upload it as a zip file to a hosting site such as https://www.rapidshare.com/#!myrapidshare|filemanager you can open a free a/c & then send them a link to download it.

Depending on the file size you may have to split into smaller files using something like HJSplit: free file splitting software for Windows, Linux and other platforms

You can convert using Free Video Converter - Any Video Converter Freeware - convert video free to AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MPEG, FLV, SWF, 3GP, DVD, MP3, WebM, iPad, Android, PSP, Tablet PC
 
#16
Serious question is the postal service that bad?
In South Korea it is fine, I have sent myself books from Amazon for instance. When I was working in Nigeria I sent myself books from Amazon and it actually worked ok, against all expectations. They arrived at the Post Office, and you had to go and collect them for a 500 Naira fee but everything worked fine. The only issue was when I had two parcels sent to myself from the UK, one of which had a customs label saying computer items (it was a hard drive) which was actually in the other parcel. It was opened by customs, and they found nothing so I just got a customs report and that was it. They didn't check the other one, which actually had the hard drive in.

I am a major fan of the Post Office - nothing like receiving a parcel of goodies. But with a random CD, I dunno. Guess I just think in terms of a Net transfer of some sort for data.
 

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