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MacMost Now 122: How To Send Video Email From Your Mac
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You would Export it. (Share, Export). Then email the attachment. But don't do that. Video files are much too large to send via email. Even if you have no size limit for an attachment, the recipient may have a limit for an attachment or their inbox. Or they could have a slower connection than you and a huge video file will clog up their incoming mail.
Instead, use a video sharing site like YouTube (you can make a video private if you want) or a file sharing solution like iDisk or DropBox. Then just email them a link to the file.
If you know the recipient-to-be has an iphone, re-open the saved video (it's in a folder called "Photo Booth" in ~/User/Pictures) in Quicktime Player 10*, review / trim it as necessary, and then export it from within QT to iphone format, saving in 3gp format.
I took a 1 minute Photo Booth video that was 2.4 megs, and exporting as above, it went down to 650K, small enough for slow email.
* (editing is easier in QT 7 Pro, but file size is smaller when exported from QT 10 - YMMV)
i spent alot of time making a mini movie from imovie.... i want to know how do i email this movie i know you said photo booth is a way but i already put alot of time in this movie so how can i email my mini movie from imovie it would really help me out i've been racking my brain for days trying to figure this out.....HELP.......
I wouldn't email it. Only do that for very short video. Very short. Even then, I would use YouTube or something else (http://macmost.com/sharing-files-with-dropbox.html)
I loaded my photos into iphoto on my mac. I have a 1 min video that I would like to share with my family but I can't figure out how to send it. I have no trouble e-mailing pictures. How do I send the video. I'm not very good with computers, please help.
Depends on your version of iPhoto. On the latest version, just select the video, and press the Share button at the bottom right.
I was trying to share a short 1min 10 second video only last night and iphoto would not let me share video. i have the latest (i think downloaded only in november) iphoto. as i have seen above i tried through my imovie but i still could not send. would you still recommend through youtube?
What do you mean by "would not let me share" -- was there an error message? I usually export from iPhoto or iMovie to a file. Then upload that file to YouTube via the web interface. This will give you a better idea of why it does or does not work.
I try and send a video via email, and every time i try and upload it as an attachment, the attachment doesnt appear, and it doesnt grab it. I also tried to drag it from finder, and that too wont allow it to be attached. I know i can do it thru quicktime as well, and the same error keeps happening when i try to attach it. Any ideas?
Perhaps the video is simply too large for your email provider.
Your hint is 4 years old, can you or have you updated it?
This still works. What sort of update are you looking for?
Andrew -- maybe this is the update you are looking for... use your iphone and keep it under 1 minute...
You can use ForgetBox: drag video on an icon --> select a recipients --> Sent.
So much simpler...
I knew about Photo Booth video but I had no idea it was such a large file!!
I hope Steve Jobs is watching, love the idea of just having a video e-mail
option built into Apple Mail program!
Good tips, Thank you.
Hi Gary -
You may want to try GabMail http://www.freegabmail.com). It's just as simple as Photo Booth but you can record up to 5 minutes and all you send the recipient is a link to the video so no filesize issues. It's free, with no download or login.
Can freegabmail.com be used with other email clients or Yahoo mail? Also, can the recipient reply to the gabmail with a video without having to sign up?
you may also want to take a look at tokbox.com Also free and an easy site to use.
Thanks that was very informative.
You are really a nerd. But smart! Like
thanks! this helped a lot!
can someone tell me how to email a video clip from i movie??????