Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 29, 2009
    How do I compress an MP4 so I can email it
    I seem to be having difficulty.
    I had an option to compress which zipped my file from 20mb to 19mb which means I guess I was doing something wrong!
    Now I can't even find that option any more which is very weird.
    I've tried doing it through iphoto without success and I've also downloaded to my desktop and tried through quicktime but can't find an option.
    Any help gratefully received.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Mar 29, 2009
    Aha. To add to that, when I look at the file in finder there's an option in 'file' which says 'compress xxx xxxxx'. That was the option which only compressed it by one mb.
    Thanks again for any help.

  3. #3

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    How long is the .mp4? Compressing the file to something that is a manageable e-mail size is likely to adversely affect the quality significantly. Many e-mail gateways limit the size of attached files. The best option might be to post it somewhere and then e-mail the link to anyone you want to see it.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Mar 29, 2009
    It's 20mb. About a minute and a half.
    I thought that I could zip it to a manageable size but I have no idea how to.

  5. #5
    This has been asked and answered here a hundred times before, but in summary: emailing videos longer than 30 seconds is a BAD IDEA, especially if the recipient doesn't know it's coming.

    Post the video to the web somewhere, mark it "private" and email the URL (and password if needed) to the recipient. If you're a MobileMe or Dropbox member, post it there and notify them of how to download it.

    Much better approach.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. which 'create DVD from MP4" app that takes any kind of MP4?
    By callagga in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-25-2012, 05:36 PM
  2. The best way to compress video
    By luis44 in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-12-2008, 05:39 AM
  3. compress files
    By quackbook in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 09:07 PM
  4. How can I compress with Toast ?
    By boguiboy in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-31-2005, 12:43 PM
  5. Best way to compress recording
    By twotone in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-10-2005, 06:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts