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    I can find alot of video file converters but what I want to do is compress an AVI so that I can send it by email. The file size is 12.7 MB Any recommendations?
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    You could zip the .avi file, but the result probably won't be spectacular, since .avi files have already been compressed.

    Video files by their nature are quite big, so sending them by e-mail is usually not a realistic option.
    If you have a website where you can upload the .avi file, you could give the recipient a link to the web page.
    Otherwise you may have to burn the file to a CD and send that by snail mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia View Post
    I can find alot of video file converters but what I want to do is compress an AVI so that I can send it by email. The file size is 12.7 MB
    Well... you could create a YouTube account, upload your file, and mark it personal. Then you can send a link to it. The quality gets degraded a bit in the process, but unless it is extremely personal, it's handy to be able to access it anywhere.

    (There are other video hosting sites, too, but I haven't tried any of them.)

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    You can use Windows Movie Maker and here is a concise presentation which gives you specific steps. Click "Continue to Video" and follow the steps with screens shown. Where he publishes it to his computer, there is an option to publish to E-mail.

    http://tinyurl.com/ydgebfc

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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I ended up sending it using Windows Movie Maker. The link to the How to video was very helpful. It saved me from doing alot of reading. If I were to share a lot of these files with others I think an upload to a website and providing a link would be my best option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia View Post
    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I ended up sending it using Windows Movie Maker. The link to the How to video was very helpful. It saved me from doing alot of reading. If I were to share a lot of these files with others I think an upload to a website and providing a link would be my best option.
    I totally agree about uploading to a website if you were doing "a lot of these files" but I found WMM to be very simple to use and the "How to video" saved me alot of leg work too. I'm glad it worked for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia View Post
    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I ended up sending it using Windows Movie Maker. The link to the How to video was very helpful. It saved me from doing alot of reading. If I were to share a lot of these files with others I think an upload to a website and providing a link would be my best option.
    You can send files up to 1GB for free with Download and Share ... BIG | Pando. The recipient will have to install Pando also. They get an e-mail with a link to download the file you've sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    The recipient will have to install Pando also.
    If you are sending files to users in their work environment, it may be best to avoid Pando and other peer-to-peer clients. For liability and bandwidth reasons, many companies ban or severely restrict such software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    If you are sending files to users in their work environment, it may be best to avoid Pando and other peer-to-peer clients. For liability and bandwidth reasons, many companies ban or severely restrict such software.
    Pando is not a peer-to-peer file sharing program such as those that have gotten themselves in legal hot water. Files are kept on the Pando servers on for a short period of time (longer if you opt for the "Pro" subscription). You specifically name the people with whom you wish to share the file. Yes, this still could run afoul of company rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Pando is not a peer-to-peer file sharing program such as those that have gotten themselves in legal hot water. Files are kept on the Pando servers on for a short period of time (longer if you opt for the "Pro" subscription). You specifically name the people with whom you wish to share the file. Yes, this still could run afoul of company rules.

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    I don't have time to share personal videos at work and even if I did, I'd never do it at work. I'll keep Pando in mind for home use. Perhaps it's time to create my own web space. A learning curve in itself, but a challenge is always fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP View Post
    Pando is not a peer-to-peer file sharing program such as those that have gotten themselves in legal hot water.
    That's true, and it's been a couple years since we had this issue. Based on previous research, while Pando is running (by default it runs any time Windows is running), your PC participates in the Pando network, sharing the load of delivering files among other users (similar to torrent technology). We do not want to have unknown files passing through the network.

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