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How to Compress a Video for Email
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How to compress videos for emails using a video compressor
How to ZIP video files
How to compress a video on iMovie
How to compress video files using a cloud service
How to compress a video for emailing on iPhone
How to compress a video for emailing on Android
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 questions
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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