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    Default Sending a video in a text message

    I just tried to send a video I took with the S3 via mms message. Wouldn't let me. Said file size was too big. It was a 5 second video. I have a hard time believing we can't send a video via text msg. A friend sent me a video form his new iphone and it was over a minute long.
    Am I doing something wrong here? I'm using go sms, buy also tried using stock messenger.

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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    Open the camera app---Under settings---Recording mode---select Limit for MMS.

    The quality isn't as good but at least you can send it.
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    Will give it a try,Thanks
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    My advice: Get GO SMS Pro (it's free). Settings>Advanced>MMS Settings>Maximum MMS size. You can choose up to 5MB limit, which should be enough for most of us.
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    Download the app called Ravid it let's you send video files of almost any size.

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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevyn74mw View Post
    Download the app called Ravid it let's you send video files of almost any size.

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    Does it send it as a link?

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    No it sends as a mms message if I'm not mistaken.

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    It says I need Wifi to send a 2 min video...?
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    http://www.imgur.com/WQEih.png

    Is ravid cancelled or something? Not in Google playstore. Where can I get it?
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    i raised the limit but it still said i have to purchase the advanced service and it has the prices for the usable messages, risidual used times,
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    Default Problem with ravid

    Hello, I'm in Africa ( Rwanda) i'm trying to send video to my friends but it refuse it indicate video sent but when i'm checking the messages sent they still mention sending and my friends are not receiving my video . what can i do?
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    Default Re: Problem with ravid

    Take the video, put it in dropbox (or any cloud), and send the link to your friends.
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2noah View Post
    I just tried to send a video I took with the S3 via mms message. Wouldn't let me. Said file size was too big. It was a 5 second video. I have a hard time believing we can't send a video via text msg. A friend sent me a video form his new iphone and it was over a minute long.
    Am I doing something wrong here? I'm using go sms, buy also tried using stock messenger.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    SMS/MMS was designed for very small amounts of data, less than 10mb. Most smartphones can record in HD at about 10mb per second. It could be smaller if the resolution were lower, but people get upset when the default isn't the best resolution, so it just goes max quality/file size. At 10mb per second you can send at most 1 second of video. You could send a longer video if it were lower quality. For example if you compressed it to 1mbps you could send up to 10 seconds of video.

    The best way to share video is to just upload it to a video site like YouTube. If that's too much work a second best option is to share it via a file sharing site like Dropbox or Google Docs. Email is OK, with a limit of 20mb, but for many videos you'd still need to compress it down to lower quality yourself beforehand, something YouTube does for you.

    To compress it you'd need an app that does just that on your phone. Some will let explicitly set how large you wanted the file to be and it will just reduce quality as low as needed to hit that so you can email/text it. Of course if it's a long video, the quality will be awful. Send an hour like this and it'll be worthless.
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    Default Re: Sending a video in a text message

    Quote Originally Posted by dad2noah View Post
    I just tried to send a video I took with the S3 via mms message. Wouldn't let me. Said file size was too big. It was a 5 second video. I have a hard time believing we can't send a video via text msg. A friend sent me a video form his new iphone and it was over a minute long.
    Am I doing something wrong here? I'm using go sms, buy also tried using stock messenger.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums

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