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steve takacs


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Post  Posted 19 Jun 2017 12:48 am    
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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,
Stevet
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Carl Kilmer


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East Central, Illinois
Post  Posted 19 Jun 2017 4:44 am    
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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.

http://www.pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/
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Roger Kelly


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Post  Posted 19 Jun 2017 8:23 am    
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Steve

wetransfer.com

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.

Roger
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Jim Kennedy


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Post  Posted 19 Jun 2017 12:38 pm    
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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


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Post  Posted 19 Jun 2017 1:50 pm    
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+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


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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2017 6:44 am    
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I only use WeTransfer.
It has never failed me.
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Michael Maddex


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Post  Posted 20 Jun 2017 4:20 pm    
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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:

http://picosong.com/Yst

HTH. Good Luck with your Project. Cool
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 24 Aug 2017 4:18 pm     Re: How can I make my files smaller? Too large to send by em
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steve takacs wrote:
Is there a way to make information on an MP4 smaller in size?


If you don't mind paying for a converter that also does video besides audio you can try Wondershare Converter Ultimate. You can convert Mp3 @ 320 kbps. It will handle MP4 and other video and audio formats.

If not, get Audacity but you'll need to download Lame to convert to mp3 in order to get a smaller file within Audacity.


Other than that the Dropbox solution works.
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