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Title: How do I email my videos as an attachment?

Article ID: 45

Before attaching a video to your email, it is recommended that you first convert your videos into a smaller or more compact format.

NOTE:  Most webmail services or email applications have set a limit as to how large an email attachment can be.  Refer to your service or application documentation to find out the maximum allowed file size for attachments.

The following steps explain how you can easily email videos after converting them to .wmv on PC or .mov on Macintosh, using the online feature in FlipShare.

 i.   Latest version of FlipShare
ii.   Older versions of FlipShare

Latest version of FlipShare

Step 1:
Click on the Online icon located at the bottom area of the main FlipShare screen.

Step 2:
In the Share Online window that appears, select Other Web sites and drag your videos into the Item to share area.  Click Next to continue.
 

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IMPORTANT:  Videos shared through email or FlipShare groups will only be available online for viewing and downloading for 30 days after being sent starting March 15, 2012.  If you want to share and store your videos online for a longer period of time, you can use the Givit Service for FlipShare.  To learn more about this alternative service, click here.

Step 3:
When the Upload to Other Websites window appears, select Other then click Next to continue.
 

Step 4:
On the next screen, take note of the generated folder name or, specify a name for the folder in which your converted videos will be placed.  Click Go to start the conversion process.
 

NOTE:  Wait for FlipShare to finish converting and saving your video.  Once the process is complete, a confirmation window should appear indicating that your items are ready for uploading.  Click Close and exit FlipShare.

NOTE:  You may click Go if you want to launch your default Internet browser.

Step 5:
Locate and double-click on the folder you specified earlier.  In this example, the folder was named as videos for email attachments.  Verify that your videos are there.

NOTE:  On a Macintosh computer, the output file will be in MOV format.
 

Step 6:
After verifying that your videos have been correctly converted, you can now launch your preferred email program.  In this example, Microsoft Office Outlook is used.  Click on New to compose a new email or Reply if you are replying to an email.

Step 7:
In the Message window that appears, click on Attach File located on the upper area. 

Step 8:
The Insert File window should now appear on your screen.  Browse and select the video you wish to attach.  Click Insert to continue.

Step 9:
Once your video has been successfully attached, the filename and size will be displayed in the Attached: field.  You are now ready to send your email. 

 

NOTE:  If you are having trouble emailing your attachment, make sure that it is within the allowed file size range.

Older versions of FlipShare

Step 1:
Click on the Online icon located at the bottom area of the main FlipShare screen.
 

 

Step 2:
In the Share Online window that appears, select Other Web sites and drag your videos into the Item to share area.  Click Next to continue.

 

Step 3:
When the Upload to Other Websites window appears, select Other then click Next to continue.

 

Step 4:
On the next screen, take note of the generated folder name or, specify a name for the folder in which your converted videos will be placed.  Click Go to start the conversion process.

 

Step 5:
Wait for FlipShare to finish converting your videos.  Once the process is complete, a confirmation window should appear indicating that your items are ready for uploading.  You can now close this window and exit FlipShare.

NOTE:  Clicking the Go button again in the next window launches your default Internet browser. 

Step 6:
Locate and double-click on the folder you specified earlier.  In this example, the folder was named as videos for e-mail attachments.  Verify that your videos are there.

NOTE:  On a Macintosh computer, the output file will be in MOV format.


 

Step 7:
After verifying that your videos have been correctly converted, you can now launch your preferred e-mail program.  In this example, Microsoft Office Outlook is used.  Click on New to compose a new email or Reply if you are replying to an email.

 

Step 8:
In the Message window that appears, click on Attach File located on the upper area.

 

Step 9:
The Insert File window should now appear on your screen.  Browse and select the video you wish to attach.  Click Insert to continue.

Step 10:
Once your video has been successfully attached, the filename and size will be displayed in the Attached: field.  You are now ready to send your email.

NOTE:  If you are having trouble e-mailing your attachment, make sure that it is within the allowed file size range.