Compress folders small enough to email

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  1. blaklaybul macrumors regular

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    I have legally downloaded a live grateful dead show from bt.etree.org and I want to send it to my friend. The show is about 1gb in size so I can't send it in a single email. Is there any way to compress a folder of all of the songs to make it small enough to send?

    If not are there any other methods I could use other than sending the files individually?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Have you friend download from bt.etree.org, too?
     
  3. blaklaybul thread starter macrumors regular

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    His university blocks access to any sites that distribute torrents, deeming them illegal. Obviously many torrents are illegal... But not these!!

    Any suggestions about compression?
     
  4. stealthninja macrumors member

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    you could use a file hosting site such as mediafire.com to host the files for your friend to download
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    One of the simplest ways, if it's an option for you, is a direct file transfer via iChat. It's not the fastest method in the world, but it's simple and there are no file size restrictions.
     
  7. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Can you send him the torrent? Or are Bittorrent clients also block?

    What kind of file is it? Most files are pretty compressed now a days.

    You can try GigaSize to upload the file. Ironically, I couldn't access it since my work blocks certain personal storage sites :eek:
     
  8. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    I vote for iChat and some time... Another possibility is to allow him to download that file from your computer - I've never done that, but think I'd look into that in this case.
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    You should also keep in mind that some universities not only block certain protocols (like torrents), but restrict the amount of data they can download in a day. If you go over a certain limit within a period of time, the MAC address of that machine is temporarily cut off.
     
  10. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    I don't mean to go old school on you....but just mail him a DVD with the content.

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  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You DO realize, of course, that you're responding to a year-old thread and that the OP hasn't been on the forums in over 9 months, right?
     
  12. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    No, I hadn't noticed.....

    Why do people (jpma) dig up old threads and respond??? I shouldn't have to look at dates.....

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  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A newbie posted their first "hello" message in this thread, which popped it up on the Forum Spy list ... the mods moved the "hello" post to a more appropriate thread, but the damage was done. I've learned the hard way to check the dates... not just the most recent post, since others "fall for" things like this.
     

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