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I have a 16MB video file that the in-laws would like. It's on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3BbL7rD-Vs :D), but I don't think you can download from there?

I can't email it as Yahoo has a 10MB attachment limit.

I have some webspace at http://uk.geocities.com/ but their upload utility is restricted to files under 5MB.

So ... I think I need an FTP client, preferably a free one! Google shows lots, but which to trust?

Suggestions / recommendations welcome!

TIA :)
 

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use www.yousendit.com

No need to do anything complicated, they will get an email and a link to download from. Its free up to 100Mb too, used it for years.
 

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if you need it I can let you use 16mb of space on my server :)

drop me a PM if you want me to sort it out for you

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BTB 500: Am I right in understanding that your problem is that you want to transfer a large file from your computer to your in-laws'? If so, an FTP client alone will not solve that problem. An FTP client needs an FTP server to connect to, and I'm assuming that neither you nor your in-laws are running one. This is where andy_k might become a useful intermediary...

If this is just a one-off then I wouldn't bother downloading and installing an FTP client. Just use the capability built in to Windows (if that's what you're running). I can help with the details, if needed.
 

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You could use 'send file' if you both have Skype - it's a bit slow, especially if you're talking at the same time, but it works.
 

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use windows live messenger or such like. I sent 200mb to a friend the other week. If you both have broadband not a problem, but if the in-laws are on dialup will take forever.
 

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Another vote for FileZilla - be careful downloading "Free" FTP software through Google etc though if you are not sure about what you're getting, there are a few rogue programs out there!

As an alternative solution consider HJSplit, this is a freeware utility that takes any file and splits in into chunks of a size you specify. You get it installed on both PC's, split it and email and the receipient just reassembles it.

It is very simple to use.
 
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Many thanks guys, tried "yousendit.com" as per Sp!ke's suggestion.
 

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Why not split the film in two and send two 8mb files, have an advertising gap:D
 

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I've used CuteFTP in the past and found it to be a good product - if I remember right there was a small charge to download it though?

Since I've had XP, on the odd occasion I've needed to I've just used Windows.

If it's a one-off, snatch Andy's hand off with his kind offer. ;)
 
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use www.yousendit.com

No need to do anything complicated, they will get an email and a link to download from. Its free up to 100Mb too, used it for years.

Just found a minor annoyance with this - for files over 20MB the person at the other end has to sign up before they can download.
 

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SmartFTP? Free for private users, or certain the copy I have was.
 

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For simplicity, you just can't beat LeechFTP (freeware)
 

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