[quote]CU AeroStallion wrote:
get your buddies onto AOL Instant Messenger (or whatever one you like) and then send them the file directly. This way you don’t have to screw with it at all.[/quote]
I don’t recommend doing this. Go with the previous piece of advice. Go with a DivX encoder. I actually got my degree in Animation with video editing as being a few of my classes. After getting done with my groups senior design project, the video file was around 50 or 60 MBs, I think that was using an MPG2 encoder.
Anyhow, we used the DivX one, and it reduced it down to 2 or 3 MBs. Save yourself and your friends on AIM time by reducing the files in the first place. Plus if you are doing any amount of video editing or collecting, the space they take up add up fast. I know for our project, by the end, it was around 10 Gbs for all the seperate video clips and files.