How to send a video: 11 steps (with pictures)

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How to send a video: 11 steps (with pictures)
How to send a video: 11 steps (with pictures)

With the right tools, it is quite easy to send videos to other people. Normally, you should store them on your PC before sending them. While it is possible to send them directly from an email client, there are still other ways.


Send Videos Step 1

Step 1. Transfer the video to the PC

Connect the digital camera or other device where the file is located to your PC and copy it to the hard drive.

Send Videos Step 2

Step 2. Find the videos to send on your PC

Send Videos Step 3

Step 3. Attach them to an email and send them

Part 1 of 2: Use a video sharing site

Send Videos Step 4

Step 1. Use a site like YouSendIt or Drop

These sites allow you to send files that are too large for your email client to process.

Send Videos Step 5

Step 2. Register with the site if necessary

Enter the recipient's email address in the appropriate field.

Send Videos Step 6

Step 3. Download the videos to send from your PC to the site

The site will send links of your video files to your recipients via email.

Part 2 of 2: Use a desktop client

Send Videos Step 7

Step 1. Download sharing software like Pando on your PC

Send Videos Step 8

Step 2. Choose how you want to send the video

For example, you could choose to send it by email or instant messaging.

Send Videos Step 9

Step 3. Enter the recipient's email address to send the video by email

Send Videos Step 10

Step 4. Find the video on your PC

Select it or drag it into the software window.

Send Videos Step 11

Step 5. Send the file to your recipients

The video will be stored on the sharing software's server.


  • The advantages of using desktop file sharing software are that you don't have to be online when your recipients download the files and there is less chance of error while uploading. 'sending the file.
  • You can compress the video to reduce its size (thus, make sharing easier) using various software, but this may result in loss of quality.
  • If you want to email the video, make sure it is less than 2MB. Large video files take longer to download and may be rejected by the recipient's email client.
  • Use free trials offered by file sharing sites to upload videos.


  • Do not share or download links to copyrighted videos that do not belong to you.
  • Videos sent through the file sharing site or a desktop client may only be available to recipients for a certain period of time, such as 7 days.
  • Check that your video files are saved in a good format that can allow your recipients to access them.
  • If you share videos using a desktop client, your recipient might need to use the same software to download them.

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