How to Compress a Video for Email
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How to compress videos for emails using a video compressor
You can convert, resize, edit, and compress your video files in no time at all.
This tool also allows you to export your compressed video to any platform or device.
There are no file size limits and there is great online user support.
The free trial has some limitations.
The minor issues include being unable to download videos from YouTube and you can’t burn converted videos.
This is a free, open-source video compression tool that offers good quality results to compress video files for email attachment.
It is cross-platform and allows a good level of customization of parameters, including codec, frame rate, bitrate, and resolution to reduce file size.
The interface isn’t very user-friendly, which means the initial learning curve takes time.
It can be slow to compress large video files.
It's a free, secure, simple-to-use video compressor that supports 350 video conversions.
The results are delivered quickly and the compressed video retains its original quality.
It is worth noting that file size is limited to 1 GB.
How to ZIP video files
Zipping videos is free and takes up less storage space on your computer.
It is so simple to do, with no need to download or master additional software.
There is a limit to the level of compression.
Anti-virus programs can’t always scan zipped files, making your computer vulnerable to malware, spyware, and viruses if you open zipped files received by email.
How to compress a video on iMovie
This video compression tool is freely available on all iOS devices, offers good quality results and is simple to understand and use.
It’s only compatible with iOS devices.
How to compress video files using a cloud service
A cloud service offers easy access and storage of your video files.
Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage.
Dropbox automatically compresses files for viewing on different devices, with the option to download the full version.
In both Google Drive and Dropbox, you can share your video files by email or link for real-time sharing.
You need Internet access to access your video files stored in the cloud.
How to compress a video for emailing on iPhone
This video compressor offers good quality, is fast and easy to use, and can help you send long videos on iPhone by reducing their size.
A free version is available.
It is not entirely free.
There are in-app purchases, and you can upgrade to the pro version, which offers advanced features, such as capacity to customize the resolution and bitrate.
How to compress a video for emailing on Android
This Android video compressor reduces data usage and makes videos easier to share.
It is easy to use, with good quality results.
It allows you to send large video files from Android.
You can also adjust the quality of the video within the app.
There have been reports of frequent bugs in the system due to recent updates.
It offers in-app purchases.
Additional tips to reduce video file size
Trim and reduce video size
Make a GIF
Download videos in a lower quality
What affects video file size
Video size limit for email services
Attachment size limit
Frequently asked auestions
Why can’t I email my video?
This can happen because of different email service restrictions. Your service might have a size limit that exceeds the size limit of your addressee’s service. You can mail a video from your service, but the addressee can’t receive the file because it is too large for their mail. Consider uploading the video to the cloud so that you can mail a link to the file.
Which video format is best for email?
If you can’t guess what device your addressee will use to open your video, probably the best format for a video is the most widely used one. Consider using MP4: almost all devices can open these files. Additionally, the MP4 format supports up-to-date codecs like H.264, so you can reduce the size of your files while maintaining good video quality. If your video is in a different format, you can transform it into an MP4 with Movavi Video Converter. Here’s how to do this:
What are compressed video formats?
A compressed video format is the format that helps store video files in a reduced size. But perhaps you are wondering, what does compressing a file do? The video compressor tool codes the video in such a way that it shrinks the data. This means it takes up less space and is less ‘heavy’. The best compressed video format is one that will maintain video quality after compression. The most widely supported one is MP4. The smallest video file format which retains high quality is AVI.
How do I attach a video to an email?
The question of how to attach a video to an email is easily answered. Once you have used a video compressor software tool to compress your video, or you have zipped your file, check the file size corresponds with the maximum size limit allowed by your email provider. Then you can proceed to attach your video to your email in a few easy clicks.
Open your email account
Compose your email message
Then click on the Attach Files icon (often a paperclip) to browse, then select the correct video file to send
How do I compress files in Windows 10?
How to compress files in Windows 10 is the same as how to zip a file in Windows 10:
Locate the video file to zip.
Right-click the file, select Send to and select Compressed (zipped) folder.
A zipped folder will be created.
Or you can use a video compressor tool such as Movavi Video Converter for Windows to compress your video files.
Do Google Drive and Dropbox compress videos?
Yes, Google Drive and Dropbox both compress videos. These cloud-based services automatically compress videos and store them online. You can send them via email or by sharing a link and access them from any device or platform. The option of downloading the full version is always available.
How can I email a video larger than 25 MB?
There are two ways to email a large video file. First, you can upload it to a cloud service and send a link to your addressees. They will be able to download the file on any device, and the video won’t take up space in the mailbox. Another approach is to compress the video with a good editing app like Movavi Video Converter.
Does zipping files reduce quality?
No, zipping files doesn’t reduce quality. However, the quality of compressed video files can depend on the file format chosen during compression. A compressed file can be categorized as ZIP lossy or lossless. ZIP lossy file formats include JPEG, PNG, MPEG, MP3, and often result in lower quality or details in images and colors. The ZIP format however is lossless, which means that the quality of the video file is not changed or reduced in any way.
How do I send a large video file through Gmail?
If you are wondering how to send a large video file through Gmail, you can be reassured that it is super simple to do.
Open your Gmail account.
Click Compose and write your message.
Next to the Attach Files paperclip, you will see the Google Drive triangle icon. Click on the icon, select your video file from your Google Drive.
How do I send a video through email from my iPhone?
If you are emailing video from an iPhone, use an app to compress the video file. To send long videos on iPhone or ones with large file sizes, consider reducing the resolution or length of your video to facilitate sharing it via email.
How do I send a video that is too large on Android?
To send large video files from Android devices, download a video compressor that’s free for Android such as Video Compress from Google Play. In the app you will have the option to reduce video size on your Android device before saving and sharing via email or on social networks.
Can I email GIFs?
Yes, of course. You can email a GIF if it doesn’t exceed the file size limit, and some services allow even a GIF to be inserted into email text. For example, if you use Gmail, you can just add your animated picture with the Insert photo button.
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