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  1. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Hello,
    I thought what's app didn't compress videos, but it does. Are there any texting apps that don't compres? Sometimes I wish I had an iPhone for this reason.
    11-19-2015 07:18 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hello,
    I would honestly like to know how people on Android send video and pics. I had a Note 5 and it was a great phone, but had to sadly return it for an Iphone 6s. The reason I returned the phone is because I couldn't send video or text without it being so compressed that it was not watchable. I purchased the Note 5 knowing that this was a problem and was willing to sacrifice the convenience of texting media using the stock application and try to get all my friends to use a third party applications, which i was able to achieve. I converted about 30 people to use Whats app, just so I could send video and pics. However, Whats app compresses data a lot. So, I tried Kik, same story. I went through about 10 diffrent apps trying to find a way to text without compression. (Gosms, Handcent, Google drive, Hangouts, kik, snap chat, ect....)
    So, I really want to know how people on Androids communicate. Do people with Androids really not send videos or pics? That cant be right. I would love to get the Note 6, but if they don't fix this issue then I would never get it. I also know that its a Carrier issue and not an Android phone issue, but Iphone fixed this problem by using their own servers, Samsung should do the same. It just bums me out that such a great phone can't send video and pics due to carrier limitations send videos and pics.

    Thanks for help.
    I would try uploading them to YouTube an sending the link -- this would be the best way. You can set the videos to private so everyone cannot view them.

    iPhone solved it since they control iOS 100% --- Android is used & modified by a lot of manufactures so an implementation of iMessage isn't as easy to pull off.
  3. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Anyone? I tried what's app, that ultra compresses Vidor
    11-21-2015 03:39 PM
  4. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Video
    11-21-2015 03:39 PM
  5. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Hello,
    I asked this question earlier and never got a reply. So, I'll try it again. My question is, what texting apps can I use to send media uncompressed? I've tried what's app, which compresses alot, hamdcent does the same, go sms is terrible at compressing. How do people on android phones send videos?
    Thank you.
    11-21-2015 04:52 PM
  6. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Might be a taboo question or something, cause I never get any help with it.
    11-21-2015 05:32 PM
  7. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Might be a taboo question or something, cause I never get any help with it.
    If you are sending a video then it'll have to be compressed to be sent. If you don't want compression then upload to a service (drive, Dropbox, etc) and send the link to download.

    Videos and other large media don't do well when sent via text.
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    11-21-2015 05:36 PM
  8. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply, but that's not true, on my iPhone it won't compress, I can send videos up to 10mins long without any compression
    11-21-2015 05:39 PM
  9. RealtorROb's Avatar
    The compression is so bad on my note 5, that I can't send videos to anyone
    11-21-2015 05:39 PM
  10. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Would be super bummed out if I have this awesome camera and can't send videos to people
    11-21-2015 05:45 PM
  11. RealtorROb's Avatar
    I actually tried the Google Drive method, that also compresses video, so much that I can't even watch it
    11-21-2015 05:51 PM
  12. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Hello,
    I would honestly like to know how people on Android send video and pics. I had a Note 5 and it was a great phone, but had to sadly return it for an Iphone 6s. The reason I returned the phone is because I couldn't send video or text without it being so compressed that it was not watchable. I purchased the Note 5 knowing that this was a problem and was willing to sacrifice the convenience of texting media using the stock application and try to get all my friends to use a third party applications, which i was able to achieve. I converted about 30 people to use Whats app, just so I could send video and pics. However, Whats app compresses data a lot. So, I tried Kik, same story. I went through about 10 diffrent apps trying to find a way to text without compression. (Gosms, Handcent, Google drive, Hangouts, kik, snap chat, ect....)
    So, I really want to know how people on Androids communicate. Do people with Androids really not send videos or pics? That cant be right. I would love to get the Note 6, but if they don't fix this issue then I would never get it. I also know that its a Carrier issue and not an Android phone issue, but Iphone fixed this problem by using their own servers, Samsung should do the same. It just bums me out that such a great phone can't send video and pics due to carrier limitations send videos and pics.

    Thanks for help.
    11-23-2015 03:59 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hello,
    I would honestly like to know how people on Android send video and pics. I had a Note 5 and it was a great phone, but had to sadly return it for an Iphone 6s. The reason I returned the phone is because I couldn't send video or text without it being so compressed that it was not watchable. I purchased the Note 5 knowing that this was a problem and was willing to sacrifice the convenience of texting media using the stock application and try to get all my friends to use a third party applications, which i was able to achieve. I converted about 30 people to use Whats app, just so I could send video and pics. However, Whats app compresses data a lot. So, I tried Kik, same story. I went through about 10 diffrent apps trying to find a way to text without compression. (Gosms, Handcent, Google drive, Hangouts, kik, snap chat, ect....)
    So, I really want to know how people on Androids communicate. Do people with Androids really not send videos or pics? That cant be right. I would love to get the Note 6, but if they don't fix this issue then I would never get it. I also know that its a Carrier issue and not an Android phone issue, but Iphone fixed this problem by using their own servers, Samsung should do the same. It just bums me out that such a great phone can't send video and pics due to carrier limitations send videos and pics.

    Thanks for help.
    I would try uploading them to YouTube an sending the link -- this would be the best way. You can set the videos to private so everyone cannot view them.

    iPhone solved it since they control iOS 100% --- Android is used & modified by a lot of manufactures so an implementation of iMessage isn't as easy to pull off.
    11-23-2015 04:09 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    11-23-2015 04:17 PM
  15. thebossofdos's Avatar
    I've never had an issue with sending pics, but as for videos they typically have to be no longer than like 15/30 seconds before compression is necessary. I know that kik recently updated and sending video is now possible, although I've yet to try it myself.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-23-2015 05:02 PM
  16. RealtorROb's Avatar
    i just tried kik, compresses a lpt
    11-23-2015 05:58 PM
  17. RealtorROb's Avatar
    You tube compresses also, but I did try that option, it went like this.
    Me: sends a link
    Friend: whats this?
    Me: its a link
    Friend: to what?
    Me: to a video of my dogs
    Friends: Just send me the video
    Me: I can't
    Friend: Why
    11-23-2015 06:03 PM
  18. lions_lair's Avatar
    I just do like posted upthread, up load to youtube, and set to private, and send the link.
    11-23-2015 06:04 PM
  19. RealtorROb's Avatar
    i made a you tube account just to try the you tube method and its a lot of steps to just send a video
    11-23-2015 06:05 PM
  20. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    For people using iMessages. Understand this isn't SMS or MMS like Android and other OS uses. They have dedicated servers for iMessages.

    Now with that said i like to suggest Google Drive, Dropbox, or Photobucket. Just upload to one of the above and send link to receiver. Also understand 4k or UHD videos are large video files.
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    11-23-2015 06:50 PM
  21. RealtorROb's Avatar
    Google drive compresses video, so does drop box.
    11-27-2015 12:47 PM
  22. RealtorROb's Avatar
    So, I guess what I'm trying to understand is that people with Android phones can not send videos to each other and that just blows my mind. What's the point of having a good camera on a phone if you cant send videos to friends. IDK..........just seems so ridiculous.
    11-27-2015 12:50 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    So, I guess what I'm trying to understand is that people with Android phones can not send videos to each other and that just blows my mind. What's the point of having a good camera on a phone if you cant send videos to friends. IDK..........just seems so ridiculous.
    Have you read any of the responses to your thread? You can send all the videos you want, just not via MMS. No phone can send large videos on mms, including iPhone, Windows and BlackBerry. There are zero giant videos traveling carrier MMS waves. iOS does it by imessage which is on their own servers and everything else does it by compression or by sending links to content. If you want to share videos, take advantage of the myriad of free and easy services and send a link to the user.
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    11-28-2015 08:13 PM
  24. RealtorROb's Avatar
    I've read all the replies and I've tried all the suggestions, all of them compress video to the point it is not watchable. Drop box compresses, Google Drive compresses, Kik, What's app, Facebook messenger ect..... Even if I made a You tube account, then recorded a video, then uploaded the video to You tube, then waited for it to upload., then copied link, then sent the link. Even if I went through all of that, a total of like 5 steps just to send a video, It would still be compressed. I've really tried to make this work, but it does not. It genuinely suprises me that people with Androids can not send videos to each other in 2015. It bums me out, my Note 5 was an amazing phone, but not being able to send watchable videos to friends just makes the phone seem outdated and lets be honest, MMS is out dated. Anyway, the point of this thread was to figure out how Android users send media, but everyone got defensive and basically turned into a Fan boy thread, So, I'm over it.
    11-29-2015 10:01 AM
  25. Aquila's Avatar
    YouTube can publish 4K videos. It does do minor compression but on anything 720p and above it could hardly be considered unwatchable.

    Google Photos, if you select full size, doesn't compress video at all. On full size it uses your Google Drive space. If you select the unlimited free option, it scales down to 1080p.

    In 2015 no operating system is sending video via MMS without compression. You keep saying android can't do it, but imply that Apple can. People using android are sharing millions of videos per day, just not via the worst options possible (MMS) - almost all of the social media and file storage options will allow users to share extremely high quality videos. These include Google+, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, YouTube, etc, etc.

    You're seeing the same answers over and over because the desire to use MMS is the part that is broken in this process. Literally no one, Apple included, can do this. That is not a fanboy statement, it is a fact about MMS. So if you change your perspective question from "I only want MMS and want to send uncompressed videos and I incorrectly believe that Android is the only OS that can't do this" to "what's the best way to share videos?" - then all of the help people have been offering is worth something.

    When we answer the question, over and over, and explain the details of why it works and then you dismiss the answers and reasons in order to restate your original question... Yeah, that comes off as a little trollish or like you don't believe those trying to help you.

    Either way, the answers are in this thread, many times - either use a social media app or share a link. If you try to use MMS on any operating system, it will either send nothing or massively compress the file. This is because MMS has three file size limiters (app, device, carrier) and the smallest of the three is the largest file that will travel.
    11-29-2015 10:27 AM
  26. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    From Wiki:

    Unlike text only SMS, commercial MMS can deliver a variety of media including up to forty seconds of video, one image, multiple images via slideshow or audio plus unlimited characters.
    11-29-2015 10:55 AM
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