Can I save attachments (video) from Gmail?

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  1. lc79

    lc79 New Member

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    I haven't figured out how to save attachments (particularly video files) from gmail - is there an app or a built in utility? Pics save fine, as do files read by docs to go, but I can't figure out how to save video files.

    i.e. - I took a high res video of my daughter, emailed it to my husband (we're a two-droid family). He is able to preview and view the video, but not save it to his phone/sd card / gallery.

    I eventually just plugged his phone into the computer and saved the file to the card that way, but this seems like an obviously lacking feature, and I figured there HAD to be a way to do it directly from the phone, but couldn't find one.

    Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!

    -Laurie
     
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    phytphyr New Member

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    Laurie,
    Feel lucky to even send the video. When i try to email a "high quality" video it gives me an error mesg. "file to large to attach?? and the video is only 10 to 15 sec long? is there a setting i have to change to be able to send it?
     
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    My settings are "high quality for sd card" and "30 second duration for MMS." I'm not sure if the setting on the time matters or not, especially if you're only a few seconds long anyway. Sorry I don't have the answer.
     
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    having the same issue as the OP...
    someone emails me a 3gp file and I cannot do anything with it thru the gmail app.
    If I go log onto Gmail thru the browser I can click on the attachment but when it starts TO download I get an error "file type not supported by phone" which is pure BS cause thats what all vids are!~

    jm
     
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    I have this exact same problem. Except that my video isn't of her daughter because that'd just be wierd, and wrong!

    The video is stored on the phone somewhere because I can review it anytime without re-downloading it, but I simply can't save it to my personal gallery. If anyone knows where the 'cache' is, perhaps I could cut/paste it from there?

    Any hints appreciated.
     
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    open your web browser and go to your gmail then click on the link and it will down load to your videos.
     
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    Regarding attaching large files, I inadvertently found a work around one day. Use Astro file manager, and select the file thru that app. Share: select gmail ( or whatever email service you are using on your phone). It will attach and send. I have sent files like this which I am sure are over the normal limit.... but it works. If you don't have Astro, you'll need to download it from the market.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
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