How do I insert movies/videos into a hotmail E-mail Using my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sissco, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Sissco macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009

    I need a step by step guide to achieve two things:

    1) Please remind me how to make a video /movie of myself using my Mac Camera. I've forgotten how to do this but I now need it for my plans.

    2) Is there a step by strp guide for me to take any video I make and send it to an American friend through my Hotmail address? Is there a way I can do this without having to put the Movie/Video elsewere on the 'net such as youtube?

    I wanna surprise a few American friends and what better a way than to send a short message if me through a Movie/Video of me - how would you feel if you had a friend from accross the pond who sent you an E-Mail and the E-mail contained a happy movie/Video of your friend?

    Please help me to achieve this.

    Philip Kennedy, Northern Ireland
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    use Photo Booth to record the video.

    cmd+spacebar type photo booth, record.
    the attach the video to your email like any other attachment.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    1) Photo Booth or iMovie can accept the input of the iSight camera. Use iMovie only if you intend to edit the recorded video to trim it down or whatever, instead of re-recording anew.
    2) If you record with Photo Booth, you can take the resulting .mov file from ~/Pictures/Photo Booth and attach it to your webmail access. If recording with iMovie, you'll have to share it out as a QuickTime file. All email providers have limits to their attachment size. Hotmail has a 10 MB limit. Yahoo and Gmail offer up to a 20 MB attachment limit. The video file size will depend on the complexity of the video, whether it has a lot of motion, lots of colors, or lots of audio. If you go with a temporary filesharing service like YouSendIt, which has a free account allowing up to 100 MB of storage, or have a MobileMe account to where you can post/share files from your iDisk web interface, you'll have a lot more freedom as to the final file size.
  4. Sissco thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009

    Just one last thing I'd like cleared up for me before I send this email with an Imovie attchement!

    I've made a short 3 minute imovie for my friend and I've included it in my very very short E-Mail, at the top of the E-Mail, just before I've sent it, it's saying "upLoading...." Should I wait untill it's completly loaded or can I just send this E-Mail and hopefully my American Friend can and will get my 3minute imovie video. I really want this to work and that's why I haven't sent it yet with out any last bit of advice.

  5. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Wait for it to load completely. Be aware that many email sites have a limit on the upload size of a certain file - if there is a repeated error, then that may be the cause; however, by all means, WAIT.
  6. Sissco thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    Thanks Dr Pants.

    I'll wait but I hope it dosen't take all night to load and send to my American friend as I wanna surpprise him

    Thanks again


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