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How to Send Large Video Files for Free - 8 Effective Solutions

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Can’t send video files because they are large in size? How to send large files over the internet? This post lists the best 8 ways to send large files free.

Fix 1. Compress Video Files
If you want to send a large video file or multiple files to friends, you can try file compression software, like 7-Zip, to compress an entire folder of files at once before sending. Compression tools compress your data into a new file that takes up less disk space.

In general, Zip files support lossless data compression. Zip files not only ensure your files remain intact but also are good for saving time and space. Most operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux support Zip files.

When you email a ZIP file, your recipient will need to unzip the file to extract and view it.

Fix 2. Reduce Video File Size
If you have a large video file and want to send it to your friends, you can try a free video editing tool to reduce its size and then send it for free. MiniTool Movie Maker, a free and simple video editor, is recommended here.
It offers 3 options to reduce video size free.
Option 1. Select the video file, and trim video to remove unwanted parts.
Option 2. Export this video file with a smaller video resolution from the drop-list of Resolution.
Option 3. Convert this large video file to small size formats like WMV, FLV, etc.

Fix 3. Upload to a Cloud Storage Service
If you want to send large video files rather than simply share them on YouTube or Facebook, you can try uploading these files to a cloud service. After uploading, you can download them anywhere you have access to an internet connection. Besides, you are able to share this file with people.

Using a cloud storage space like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive is one of the easiest and most popular methods for sending large files. You maybe use Google Drive for Gmail, or OneDrive for Outlook.com, depending on your email provider.

Solution 4. Purchase USB Flash Drive or External Drive
The fastest way to transfer a large number of big files is not via the internet but by using a disk drive.

If you want to share a large video with your colleagues, you can try using a USB flash drive which can range in size from 2GB to 1TB. Or, If you need to get a really big set of data to someone, you might be better off just copying the data to an external hard drive, and then sending it to them in the mail.

This way makes you pass files more easily between coworkers, or back your files up for additional protection. You can encrypt the drive if you’re concerned about privacy. Also, you can take some strain off your computer, extending its data storage.

Solution 5. Turning to a Free Online Service
There is no doubt that some free online services can help you upload and send large video files easily and quickly.

For instance, WeTransfer is the simplest way to send files around the world. This service is cloud-based and allows sending files up to 2GB for free without registration or program installation. Here’s how to send large files over the internet.

Step 1. Visit WeTransfer.

Step 2. Click on Add your files to locate the file you want to upload and click Open. You can select up to 2 gigabytes' worth of files.

Step 3. Enter email addresses.

Email to - Enter recipient email addresses.
Your email - Enter the email address from which you want to send this file.
Step 4. Click on Transfer at the bottom of the form. This will upload your file. Both you and your friends will receive an email from WeTransfer with a download link to download the file.

Solution 6. FTP
As one of the most reliable ways to upload and download files, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) may be fairly old-school when compared with cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox. But, FPT is still your good choice if you don’t want to compress your files before you send them.

Almost all operating systems support FTP. And, many websites and add-ons like FireFTP support uploading and downloading from within your browser. Windows and macOS users also can use the free desktop FTP client Cyberduck.

However, there's one drawback: you need to have access to a remote server (like a web hosting service).

Solution 7. Use VPN
Maybe, you can use a VPN.

A VPN is a service that protects your data and provides you with more privacy when you're online by routing your internet connection through a server.

But, what does a VPN have to do with sharing large files?

As we know, some internet service providers (ISP) like Virgin Media use broadband traffic management to moderate upload bandwidth rather than download. If this is the case for your ISP, you can use a VPN. Thus, it will prevent your ISP from recognizing how large your files are, enabling you to send them.

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