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steve takacs

beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 12:48 am     Reply with quote

Is there a way to make information on an MP4 smaller in size? When I try to send one audio file, it is too large. A message come up saying I can email up to 35 MB only and this one file has 47 MB

I use OUTLOOK for my email and have an IMac that is about 6 years old.

I use OSX 10.7.5 operating system

Any suggestions would help.

Thanks all,
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Carl Kilmer

East Central, Illinois
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 4:44 am     Reply with quote

Steve, if all you need to send is an audio file, convert to a mp3 file.
That will make the file size much smaller. I do that all the time.
The program I always use is "Pazera Audio Extractor" which is free.
I use it with both Win XP and Win 10 and it always works great.
There are other free programs you can get, but check rhis one out.
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Roger Kelly

Summerville, Georgia, USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 8:23 am     Reply with quote


It is a free file transfer located in the Netherlands. You can send up to 25 GB Free. I have used it several times sending and receiving large files to Germany. Anything larger than 25 GB you have to join and pay a fee. Hope this helps.

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Jim Kennedy

Brentwood California, USA
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 12:38 pm     Reply with quote

Use dropbox or Google drive. You upload to your free account and then send a link to whoever needs to download. Easy, and no size restrictions other than the size of your account. Works for any type of file. I do this with several musicians.
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Richard Sinkler

Oakdale, California
Post Posted 19 Jun 2017 1:50 pm     Reply with quote

+1 on using dropbox. Besides using it to allow someone access to a file, I can access a file on my Ipad and phone.
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Bill Ferguson

Norcross, GA USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2017 6:44 am     Reply with quote

I only use WeTransfer.
It has never failed me.
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Michael Maddex

Northern New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2017 4:20 pm     Reply with quote

Steve, you might want to try using an Audio Website like Picosong. Your correspondent can listen to the file on the website and then download it if s/he likes. Email was never designed to handle large file transfers, but rather the email contains a link to a server when the file can be found and transferred. I realize that these days there are some people doing some things on the Internet that it was never designed for but this is a case where it makes a lot of sense to follow the original concept. Post your Sound File one time to Picosong or Dropbox or whatever server you prefer and whenever anyone needs a copy, just email a link.

If you haven't used Picosong before here is a sample:

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