Video is the type of file that typically has the largest size. Problem often happens when you need to send large video files via internet, especially if the total size reached the size of Gigabyte. The vast majority of free mail services, such as Gmail, has a limitation of file attachment. You won’t be able to attach files larger than 25MB in Gmail.
So, what if you have to send large video files with the total size larger than 25MB?
As mentioned earlier, the native attachment feature of email services, including Gmail, is limited enough. Gmail for instance, the popular email service only allows you to attach files with the maximum size of 25MB. But, you will still be able to send large video files using Gmail if you want. How?
Following are two best ways to send large video files via internet.
1. Send large video files using Gmail
Gmail is the world’s most popular free email service. It has a native feature to allow you attach files from computer. However, as mentioned a couple times above, you won’t be able to attach files larger than 25MB. Instead of using native file attachment feature, you can insert the large files you want to send from cloud services. Gmail itself has been integrated with Google Drive. This integration allows you to send large files — including videos — directly from the Gmail dashboard.
We already have an article covering how to send large files via Gmail. You can visit this post to find out how. In this example, I am going to demonstrate how to send large video files using Gmail by taking advantage of Google Drive integration.
- Login to Gmail with your account just like usual.
- Compose a new message and write your message. To insert the large video files you want to send, click the Google Drive icon at the bottom area of the email composer.
- A pop-up will appear. If the video files you want to send are already available on your Google Drive account, you can simply select them and click the Insert button on the bottom-left corner. Conversely, if the files are not available yet, you can click the Upload button to upload them to your Google Drive account.
You can then click the Send button on the email composer to send your email just like usual.
2. Send large video files using file transfer services
In addition to cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox, there are also tools specifically designed as a file transfer tool. Some of the examples are WeTranser and Filemail. The downside of using this sort of services is that your files won’t be available forever. Instead, they will be deleted after certain period, depending on the plan you use. For instance, if you use the free version of Filemail, your files will only be available for 7 days before they get deleted from the Filemail servers.
There are a bunch of tools you can use to send large files online, including videos, for free. In this example, I am going to demonstrate how to send large video files using Filemail. The free version of Filemail allows you to send large files up to 50 GB!
You can send the the files directly to the email addresses of the recipients or via direct link.
- First off, visit the website of Filemail.
- Click the Add Files (or Add Folder if you have prepared the files in a specific folder) button to select the video files you want to send.
- Select the method of how you wish your files to be transferred. If you want to send the files directly to email address of the recipients, you can select the “Send as email” tab and write the message on the available field. Conversely, if you want to send the files via link you can simply select the “Send as link” tab.
- Lastly, you can press the Send button.
Filemail will transfer your files using the HTML5 protocol.