Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Forum

General Why can't I email a 25 MB video via Gmail?

The restriction on size is usually from your email supplier. So if you are trying to send through gmail then it is Google. This limit probably has nothing to do with your phone, you would have same problem sending from your PC.
#2 neil154, Mar 14, 2013
25 mb is supposed to be the gmail limit. maybe you were just over.

There's supposed to be some way to go higher with drive, but it's not really a file attachment then - kind of sharing the same cloud file instead.
#3 CoreyV, Mar 14, 2013
Maximum attachment size - Gmail Help says you can but the recipient may have size restrictions on their account so it could bounce back.
#4 dontpanicbobby, Mar 14, 2013
The easier way to share video is uploading it to youtube first. Emailing it would force the other person to download it first even if their device could play the format. Not everyone would appreciate receiving 25Mb files. Youtube allows them to steam the video even on very slow download speed.
#5 lcneed, Mar 16, 2013
This was the first thing I thought of... I've learned over the years that certain ISP's either won't let you upload a file that large, or your friend's ISP could have a limit on their email inbox. Here in Hawaii, Oceanic Cablevision has such a limit for example, and I think the suggestion to load a large file to youtube is a good idea. If you do, you can make it for private viewing only, and invite only the people you want to see it.
#6 fivebass52, Mar 16, 2013
Stick it in your dropbox and mail them a link.
#7 TheOtherBill, Mar 17, 2013
Wot he said.
I did the same with the S Note templates for people to download and its been a godsend to do it this way, that's for sure.
#8 evohicks, Mar 17, 2013
Yep, much easier that the youtube route....
#9 fivebass52, Mar 17, 2013
Whats max size dropbox has for a single video..?
#10 Cid67, Mar 18, 2013
Taken from their help page......

Is there a limit or maximum to how big my files can be?
Files uploaded to Dropbox via the desktop application or mobile apps have no file size limit.

Files uploaded through the website (by pressing the upload button) have a 300 MB cap. In other words, each file you upload through the website must be 300 MB or less.

All files uploaded to your Dropbox must be smaller than the size of your Dropbox account's storage quota. For example, if your account has a storage quota of 2 GB, you can upload one 2 GB file or many files that all add up to 2 GB. If you are over your storage quota, Dropbox will stop syncing until you are below your limit.
#11 evohicks, Mar 18, 2013
I concur with Dropbox (or any file cloud storage that has no file size limit). It's much easier to just upload and then share the link for people to download.

Dropbox is also another reason I don't care for NFC file sharing. Uploading to dropbox and sharing a link takes much less time and you don't have to sit there forever, just trying to touch phones with someone to share files...LOL.
#12 drexappeal, Mar 18, 2013
That's a gmail thing they have limits to file size
#13 narutoninjakid, Mar 19, 2013
Try PlayBak its free in the Google App Store. It allows you to easily send your videos to anyone. And your recipients don't need the app to play the videos in HD. They can play the videos if they're on Android, iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac computer
#14 playbak videos, Dec 29, 2014