How To Send Large Video files Over Internet Suppose you got an awesome action video, or your self-created video, or a particular video of a memorable occasion, and you want to share it with your friends or anyone, what will you do? Whatsapp, Facebook or email will come to resolve, surely. But what if the video file is too large to be sent via these platforms? Had this problem emerged a few years ago, I would have suggested to copy contents in a hard drive and travel all the way long to transfer the contents into the recipient’s system, but it is not the stone age anymore. In the world of high-speed internet, I’ll share some ways to send large video file over the internet for free.1.      File Compression:This is an old-school method, so it is one of the easiest solutions to send the files over the internet. All you need to need to do is use a compression software. I recommend cross-platform program 7-Zip File Compression Software.Just put all the video files you wish to send in one folder and compress the folder with use of the 7-Zip program. The 7-zip format is a slightly more efficient format of file compression than conventional ZIP format offered. A file of around 100MB can efficiently be compressed to nearly 12MB and easily sent to anyone via email or any other handy medium. Most operating systems allow you to extract ZIP files without the need for any additional software. 7-ZIP also lets you encrypt the files with a password so that it can be used to send sensitive data over the Internet. The 7-ZIP program is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.However, this method has certain limitations. This method works like a charm for desktop users, but for mobile users, they need to install file extractor apps to Un-Zip the compressed files. So need of additional software comes to picture. Moreover, if you are sending very large files like of order 500MB, the compression software can reduce it to maximum 50-60MB which cannot be sent via email or direct file sharing. You need some more advanced tools to send large video files.2.      Cloud Storage Services:Cloud storage is a remote server service that allows you to store files online so that they can be accessed anytime, anywhere. You can share the links to these files to anyone you want, and they will be able to download that video file from their cloud storage account. Both the sender and receiver need to have an account on the cloud service being used. Most cloud storage services allow 5GB-15GB of file storage for free. However, these can be expanded by paying a nominal charge annually.Some Cloud Storage ServicesGoogleDrive- This is Google’s free file storage and sharing service and offers 15GB of free storage which can be expanded to 1TB. You can simply log in to your Gmail account to access Google drive.OneDrive- This is also a free cloud storage service which is offered by Microsoft. 15GB of free storage can be accessed with your Microsoft account.DropBox- This is the third most used file cross-platform independent cloud storage service. Free accounts are offered 2GB of storage which can be increased by referring and doing promotional activities.Box- This is a similar service like DropBox but offers 10GB of free storage. Free Box accounts come with a restriction, because of which size of a single file cannot exceed 250MB. You need to upgrade to premium accounts in order to remove such restrictions.MediaFire- This is a more of a file-sharing service that has evolved primarily for file transfer rather than storage. Free accounts come with a 10GB of storage space, with ads on the download links of files and folder that your share.How to Use Cloud Storage Services:Step 1Choose any appropriate cloud storage service as per your requirement. Sign In with your account and upload the video you need to send on the cloud service. Some cloud storages like GoogleDrive offers mobile apps as well for cross-platform transfers. The upload time on these cloud storages will depend upon your internet connection speed and bandwidth.Step 2Once your file is uploaded to the cloud, you can generate a sharing link that you can send to whoever you want to share the video file.Step 3You can send the shareable-link to anyone you want to give access to that video file. You can send the link via an E-mail or short message service (SMS). The recipient will be able to download the video by visiting the link and signing onto that cloud service. Some cloud services like Mediafire don’t necessarily require an account for the recipient to download the file. Conclusion:For not so large files, you can directly compress the file and send it by attaching via an E-mail. While, if the size of the file is very large, then you can either directly upload the file to a cloud storage and send the file via a shareable link. Or even you can club up both the processes and upload a compressed file to a cloud service and create a shareable link for it. In this way, you can save a lot of time utilized in file uploading and downloading process, plus a lot of browsing data as well!

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