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Windows 7: Sharing LARGE video file

20 Feb 2010   #1
tdkdpt

windows 7
 
 
Sharing LARGE video file

Hi, I am new here and though you all might be able to help.

Im trying to send my friend a video that is 3.6gb in size.

I tried Youtube but their limit is 2gb. Any ideas?

Thanks!


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20 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdkdpt View Post
Hi, I am new here and though you all might be able to help.

Im trying to send my friend a video that is 3.6gb in size.

I tried Youtube but their limit is 2gb. Any ideas?

Thanks!
Hi and welcome

There are services that specialize in just that. All you need to do is Google sending large files.

BTW that's going to take a lo,ng time to upload unless you have a very fast internet connection.
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20 Feb 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is a big file. The only service I know is Vimeo Plus (5GB per week). But it is not cheap. All the free ones usually limit you at 500MB or less. I am not even sure whether YouTube lets you upload 2GBs in one shot. That may be the total space they provide.

PS: Last time I uploaded a 320MB file. That took 2 hours and 25 minutes. Even a fast internet does not help because it is their server that limits the data transfer rate. Bottom line: Burn it to a DVD and mail the DVD - it's a lot easier.
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20 Feb 2010   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could always set up a temporary FTP server to share the file directly with your friend. Filezilla is free and should do what you need.

FileZilla - The free FTP solution
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20 Feb 2010   #5
tdkdpt

windows 7
 
 

Hi everyone, thank you for your advice. I am fairl comfortable with computers but not up-to-par with the detailed stuff. What do i do with a server? How does it work, etc..

Thank you
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20 Feb 2010   #6
tdkdpt

windows 7
 
 

well, i actually thnk i figured it out! thank you for your help. Just curious, i set up my friend as a user to access only a certain folder (where I put the movie). That is the only place they can access, correct? Or do they have access to my whole computer?

i appreciate all of your help
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20 Feb 2010   #7
tdkdpt

windows 7
 
 

ok, so i set up my server, gave my friend a user name and password. however, he cannot log onto my server???

any ideas on why?
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20 Feb 2010   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you read the documentation?

Documentation - FileZilla Wiki
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20 Feb 2010   #9
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

you could also upload the file to www.skymail.comand share it with him
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