Smartphones, especially those of the Android variety, are nowhere near perfect. Unless you have one of those Android phones that cost an arm and a leg, you would have noticed that Android phones have fairly frustrating limits. And one of these limits has to do with the system being unable to handle files that are too large.
What do we define as files that are too large? 1 terabyte (TB) of data would take considerable time to load up on Android, and even more time to share with someone else via offline sharing apps.
So, if you are an Android user and have noticed the problem of data handling in its operating system , you might be wondering how to send large video files from Android to other devices.
In this article, we touch on how to send a video that’s too large, what you need to transfer files from Android to PC, and other related topics.
However, before we delve into these particular how-to subjects and show you how to send long videos or how to share large video files, let us first explore the whys. For example, why is it so difficult to share large video files from Android?
When you need to send many files at the same time and each one of those files is at least 1 GB, your Android will likely protest by heating up and slowing down.
Of course, there are obvious options such as using third-party apps to hasten the process, but the effectiveness of these apps might be influenced by compatibility.
Also, due to Android fragmentation, which refers to the fact that there are so many Android devices with different versions of OS (operating systems), you may face complications sending files through useful third-party apps. The OS on your phone may be compatible with the app but there is a chance that the OS on the receiving end won’t be.
There is the option of online transfer, of course. Although this is the route that the most tech savvy and forward-thinking Android users take for video sharing and file transfer, unless you are using a dedicated sharing service, it might fail you when sending very large files.
Following the difficulty of sharing files offline (there is still the matter of distance to consider), one of the most common ways to share files across Android systems is by using email.
It is a fact established long ago that email is a timely delivery service that will get your message, file, folder, or any other digital package from one end of the virtual world to another. But there is another problem: size limitations.
Gmail and Yahoo Mail are two of the most commonly used email services worldwide. However, when sending files directly to another address on their servers, you have to make sure that it is no larger than 25 MB.
In other words, if you want to send a funny video to a friend abroad, you would be right to use Gmail. However, if this video clip is 26 MB, Gmail will inform you that the file you are attempting to attach to the email is too large. It will even suggest that you upload the file to your Google Drive and then share the link to this file on your drive with your friend.
This solution is fine, but not always good enough. First of all, what if the video clip is something private and you don’t want it spread all over the internet by mistake or through a hacker’s malicious intent? Second of all, what if the video is 1 GB in size and there are 4 of them?
As you can see, to send large videos using the internet, you need a dedicated file transfer service. It should be one that prioritizes security and privacy.
FileWhopper is one of the dedicated file-sharing services that you can use for sending large videos to anyone anywhere. Designed with different features to assist users with their file transfer needs, the service is not limited to any file formats or sizes.
So, you are able to send any type of video (regardless of video format) using FileWhopper, and these videos can be as large as you need them to be (2GB per video on Android and up to 10TB on desktop).
Here are a few useful things to note about sharing large video files from your Android smartphone using FileWhopper.
You must have read somewhere that compressing large video files is one way to make it easier to send them on Android. This is true. But when you use FileWhopper, you don’t have to compress your videos or convert them to commonly used file formats.
All you need to do is select the video and upload it to FileWhopper. Thus, the person you intend to send the video(s) to won’t have to worry about getting an Android app for decompressing the video(s).
FileWhopper beats the file size problem by allowing you to send up to 2 GB of data per transfer. So, it doesn’t matter if it’s a video or audio file, or a series of high-quality photos. As long as the file(s) you want to send is less than 2 GB, FileWhopper is your friend.
Of course, if the video files add up to more than 2 GB, you can simply divide them into multiple transfers. This way, the receiver will get two notifications from FileWhopper instead of a single transfer.
FileWhopper uses a zero-encryption knowledge method, so your videos are safe from unauthorized interceptions. The encryption method ensures that only you and whomever you authorize will be able to see the content of your sharing, not even the tech guys at FileWhopper.
Also, you generate the password for accessing the shared files yourself. Again, the people at FileWhopper will not be able to see this password, let alone a hacker.
FileWhopper can also serve as a temporary storage center. After all, you are sending these very large video files through your Android smartphone and probably to another Android smartphone. The odds that your smartphone is one of those ones with multiple terabytes of space are minuscule.
So, FileWhopper lets you borrow its cloud storage for up to 3 months. Within this period, you and the intended receiver are able to download the videos.
FileWhopper does not require you to subscribe to its service to use it. Instead, it runs a pay-as-you-go service so it is easy to use whenever you need it.
You don’t have to download the FileWhopper app on your smartphone before uploading your videos and sharing them with someone else. Instead, you can use any internet browser, including Chrome, Brave, Microsoft Edge, UC Browser, or others.
Overall, using FileWhopper is one of the smartest ways out of the problem of being unable to share large files from your Android smartphone. It saves you time and mental effort, and you wouldn’t need to turn to desk computers or laptops to send the videos.
There are several other options apart from FileWhopper for sharing long videos from a smartphone. Let’s briefly look over 3 of these methods.
Cloud storage is by far the most popular method through which we share files online. They also work for videos, although the service providers are different from each other based on service features, pricing, etc.
There are a number of widely known cloud storage platforms that you can employ to store or send large-sized videos. WeTransfer and Dropbox are on this list, each with its features.
When your videos are too large, you can use either WeTransfer or Dropbox to save them to the cloud, create links to this virtual address, and send this link to whomever you intended to send the video(s) to in the first place. Since you can use both WeTransfer and Dropbox on your smartphone by downloading them as Android apps, this is a good alternative.
In reality, the majority of platforms through which you can share large-sized videos operate the same method: you upload a video to the platform and get a link in return. The link serves as an access location to the video(s) you just uploaded. This is how video hosting platforms also operate.
YouTube and Vimeo are good examples of such dedicated video hosting platforms. So, you can create accounts on these platforms, upload videos to your channel, and send the link to other people. Since you can use both YouTube and Vimeo on your smartphone by downloading them as Android apps, this is also a good option.
Google Photos is one of the default apps for Android smartphones. But many Android smartphone users don’t know that you can create links for your videos through this app and send them to other people so they can view them.
Here is how you can create a link to a video on your Android smartphone and share it with others:
- Tap on the Google Photos app on your phone (it goes by Photos on some Android smartphones).
- Navigate to the video you want to share and hold it until a submenu pops up.
- Select the share option (which may be represented as an icon).
- Select the first option (“Create link”).
- Paste and send the link as text to the person you want to send it to.
And that’s all you need to do to send a video, large-sized or small-sized by creating a link from Google Photos on your Android smartphone.
So, there are many ways you can share very large video files on your Android smartphone without worrying about it losing quality or the files getting corrupted along the way. Each of the methods mentioned in this article is suitable for your smartphone and can be relied on to get the job done.