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  1. spikman's Avatar
    Anyone having issues sending videos threw text that are distorted and very poor quality?

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-27-2014 05:05 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    That is normal for MMS sadly. It's better to upload elsewhere (like YouTube) and send the person the link.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    That is normal for MMS sadly. It's better to upload elsewhere (like YouTube) and send the person the link.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    mezrik and jmagid51 like this.
    05-27-2014 05:14 PM
  4. AZgl1500's Avatar
    The reason is, the file is compressed down to a smaller size so MMS can handle it easier.

    The compression throws away a lot of "same type" bits and when you view the results, there is a lot of "same type" bits that all get the same exact shade of color.

    Better to do as mentioned, upload to YouTube or a file host. I like file hosts better because the viewer can see the original file as photographed. YouTube does compression also.
    05-27-2014 05:19 PM
  5. spikman's Avatar
    That is normal for MMS sadly. It's better to upload elsewhere (like YouTube) and send the person the link.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    That is horiable then....guess I'm taking the S5 back ha

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-27-2014 05:20 PM
  6. jonebk12's Avatar
    That is horiable then....guess I'm taking the S5 back ha

    Posted via Android Central App
    I'm pretty sure all phones will resize/compress videos and photos when you try to send them as an MMS.

    EDIT: Yeah, MMS size appears to be limited by your carrier. It doesn't matter what phone you try to use, they will all have to resize and compress your videos in order to send. I wouldn't return the S5 over this, as whatever replacement you get will just do the same thing. http://www.gsmarena.com/glossary.php3?term=mms Verizon, for example, limits them to 1.2 mb http://developer.verizon.com/content...ystem-mms.html.
    mezrik, ErnstMach and paydroh538 like this.
    05-27-2014 05:33 PM
  7. spikman's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure all phones will resize/compress videos and photos when you try to send them as an MMS.

    EDIT: Yeah, MMS size appears to be limited by your carrier. It doesn't matter what phone you try to use, they will all have to resize and compress your videos in order to send. I wouldn't return the S5 over this, as whatever replacement you get will do the same thing. http://developer.verizon.com/content...ystem-mms.html Verizon, for example, limits them to 1.2 mb http://developer.verizon.com/content...ystem-mms.html.
    My iPhone s5 would send high quality video with no issues . I wish this could be fixed because I love the phone

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-27-2014 05:40 PM
  8. jonebk12's Avatar
    Did you send videos as imessages? Maybe there's no size limit with that.
    emad1995 and frhighday like this.
    05-27-2014 05:57 PM
  9. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    He's right. Sending video using an iPhone you will see zero quality loss. This is due to using apples servers vs your carriers.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-27-2014 06:27 PM
  10. ItsMeMandi's Avatar
    I don't see why that makes or breaks having a great phone. I rarely send videos via mss, but I upload it to google drive and grab that link.
    05-27-2014 08:27 PM
  11. Relgoshan's Avatar
    Anyone having issues sending videos threw text that are distorted and very poor quality?

    Posted via Android Central App
    It is a Galaxy. USE AND ABUSE the 50GB free Dropbox storage. Put the file to Dropbox and text them the link! It's one more step than an Apple but I prefer single-upload sharing without messing around in YouTube.
    ItsMeMandi and gsxr800 like this.
    05-29-2014 03:33 PM
  12. kldisantis's Avatar
    Is there anyway if someone is sending me a video to get it to come through clearer? Im also new to the android and am loving everything except this.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-29-2014 06:56 PM
  13. steve1279's Avatar
    how do i save a video to dropbox?
    05-29-2014 10:36 PM
  14. monicakm's Avatar
    how do i save a video to dropbox?
    ...and does Dropbox compress data?
    05-29-2014 10:56 PM
  15. Relgoshan's Avatar
    Is there anyway if someone is sending me a video to get it to come through clearer? Im also new to the android and am loving everything except this.

    Posted via Android Central App
    They should use a better delivery method. American MMS is terrible on nearly all carriers?

    how do i save a video to dropbox?
    Make sure the full Dropbox app is installed and you have an account linked in Cloud or Accounts, cannot remember which. You can 'share' to DB storage from Gallery, or set it to auto upload pics and even videos. Any file in Public can be shared as a view and download link. Any folder in Public shares all the files contained within. Very easy after the first time or two.

    ...and does Dropbox compress data?
    It can show a reduced quality copy of a picture or video, but *the original file* is still downloadable. Great way to share 4K/UHD 500MB+ videos at original quality.
    05-31-2014 03:31 AM
  16. cwb615's Avatar
    Not true. I have the s5 and the iphone 5 on the same network (sprint) and the iphone sends hi res video just fine. I have tested the same video on both phones. This is definitely a android problem. I like my galaxy because of the split screen feature. But it does tend to lock up/crash often. And the video resolution it sends mms is absolutely pointless
    07-30-2014 10:47 PM
  17. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    ...and does Dropbox compress data?
    They might, and most likely, do some form of server side compression. You won't tell a difference because the server will uncompress your file as you download leading to basically the same file. In essence, no they do not compress it as you will never know as they deliver the same data you uploaded. Not sure that made sense... Hopefully it did, it's late haha
    07-31-2014 12:56 AM
  18. bIOforger's Avatar
    Through !
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    07-31-2014 04:43 AM
  19. s_banks's Avatar
    Easier way: download a different messaging app... i use textra (full res photos and video send).


    FYI on the iPhones - sending images and videos via Imessage sends fill quality. Via sms (green bubbles) it decreases in quality. Speaking from experience.
    08-01-2014 01:45 AM
  20. Adrian Aghaie's Avatar
    Yeah, I came to this disheartening news after a run in with a cute chick one night(not going into details)..she used her phone (an android)...all looked well, until I got it...oh well, memory is man's best friend :/

    But yeah, use drop box, or youtube...I prefer drop box or straight upload to computer and emailed. Because I don't want someone seeing my families vacation video in hd..

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-01-2014 03:37 AM
  21. kstah's Avatar
    iPhones use iMessage which sends pictures over your data network instead aka no MMS. Now if you send a picture from your iPhone to another phone that ISN'T an iPhone, you will get the same results as your S5.
    08-01-2014 03:03 PM
  22. steve1279's Avatar
    Easier way: download a different messaging app... i use textra (full res photos and video send).


    FYI on the iPhones - sending images and videos via Imessage sends fill quality. Via sms (green bubbles) it decreases in quality. Speaking from experience.
    I downloaded the TEXTRA app and while I actually like it over the others i've tried, you cannot sent hi res or hd video at all. If you try to use the "take video" option it makes it a 320x230 resolution video. I tried attaching a quick hd vid and it said it was to large. Pics I have no issue sending at all, just videos. It's pretty pathetic that my old *** LG flip phone from 2007 was able to send better quality videos though texts.
    08-02-2014 08:47 PM
  23. Doug Fitton's Avatar
    Chat on would be the only other option to what everything else said

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-03-2014 01:54 AM
  24. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    IPhone use imessage not MMS so you don't have a limit on file size. Imessage goes over your data not normal MMS.

    This should be solved if you message through hangouts but I'm not 100% sure if you can send videos. I never send videos to friends or family via messaging app.

    Posted via Galaxy Note 3
    08-03-2014 02:07 AM
  25. gsxr800's Avatar
    It is a Galaxy. USE AND ABUSE the 50GB free Dropbox storage. Put the file to Dropbox and text them the link! It's one more step than an Apple but I prefer single-upload sharing without messing around in YouTube.
    Wouldn't this make for more data usage?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    09-03-2014 09:15 PM
  26. gsxr800's Avatar
    iPhones use iMessage which sends pictures over your data network instead aka no MMS. Now if you send a picture from your iPhone to another phone that ISN'T an iPhone, you will get the same results as your S5.
    And that just sucks. It would be nice if there was a global option for both os types to do what iMessage does for ios users. With out the extra steps of uploading to Dropbox or anything like it to share a link.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    09-03-2014 09:18 PM
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