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Sharing a large video file can be challenging due to size limitations on many platforms, but there are several effective methods you can use:

Cloud Storage Services

Upload your file to a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive. Once uploaded, you can share a link to the file with others. These platforms often have generous storage limits, and the recipient can download the file at their convenience.

File Transfer Services

Use a dedicated file transfer service such as WeTransfer, SendAnywhere, or Filemail. These services are designed to handle large files, allowing you to upload your video and then share a download link via email or directly. Some services offer both free and paid plans, with the latter typically supporting larger file sizes and additional features.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

If you’re transferring files frequently, setting up an FTP server could be a good option. This requires a bit more technical knowledge but is very effective for large files. You’ll need an FTP client and possibly a server, depending on your setup.

Physical Media

If you’re unable to share the file online due to size or internet speed limitations, consider using physical storage devices like USB flash drives or external hard drives. This method requires physically handing off or mailing the storage device to your recipient.

Video Hosting Platforms

If your intent is to share a video for viewing, consider uploading it to a video hosting platform like YouTube, Vimeo, or Dailymotion. These platforms allow you to upload large video files and then share them easily through links or embedding. You can control the privacy settings to manage who can see the video.

Split the File

Use file compression or splitting tools to divide your large video file into smaller parts. You can then share these parts individually using any of the above methods. The recipient will need to download all parts to reassemble the original file.

Each method has its own set of pros and cons, so the best choice depends on your specific needs, such as the size of the file, your internet speed, and the preference of the recipient.

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