So you need to send a video or movie to someone, but your e-mail won’t let you send huge files. What do you do? Well, you can pay for services that allow you to send files as big as you want.
However, there are free file sharing services online that you can use that are just as effective. Below will show you exactly how to send large video files for free online.
First, make sure you have the video file you want to send. Make sure you know where it is on your computer, because you will be sending it off in just a couple minutes.
Next, there are a few different online services that allow you to send these large files. Most of them will let you know that you can “upgrade” to get faster sending times, as well as give you extra goodies like “unlimited file sending at once”.
So while you can go ahead and pay for the extra service, it really isn’t needed in most cases.
So what do I use? Well, I use a whole bunch of different ones, but there are 3 specific sites that I use almost 100% of the time.
The first one is www.YouSendIt.com. This is used by many people because of how easy it is. You simply head on over to their home page, and ignore EVERYTHING besides the box that says “Send A File”. Here you simply follow the easy steps, upload your video file you’d like to send, and then you can send it to whoever you’d like! You can even send it to your own email address for later viewing.
The thing I like about YouSendIt is you can actually download a “You Send It” program to be used on your computer. Once you’ve done this, you never have to go online to send video files anymore. Just simply open up the program on your computer, choose your file, and send it off immediately!
The only downfall of using YouSendIt is that if you want to send files for free, the maximum size of your file can be 100MB. For shorter videos, or videos without a lot of special effects, this should be enough. But for some, read below for some different alternatives.
Another free file sharing service is www.SendSpace.com. There isn’t any way (as of right now) of getting this on your desktop, but the thing that people like about this service is the larger maximum file sizes. For Send Space, you can send files up to 300MB, which should be more than enough for most videos.
The final one I’ll mention in this post is www.DropSend.com. Now, this one is good for even larger files, up to 2GB in fact! The only thing that holds people back from this service is you have to sign up for a free account and log in each time to use it. So… my advice – “If you’re not sending files larger than 300MB, use on of the other services.”
Besides these three file sharing services, there are hundreds and thousands of other websites that do this exact same thing. You really have to experiment with a few of them to find the best one. Some you need to sign up for an account, some take extremely long to send the file, some don’t allow certain file types.
I’d say the above three are your best bet!
If you know of any other services that you’ve used to send large files online, feel free to let everyone know of your experience and your review below in the comments.