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How to text large videos via Twilio?

How is it possible to text (MMS) a 60 sec iPhone video without having to lower the quality of the video? We are running into the following issues:

a) unable to send video larger than 30 seconds

b) video quality is diminished from original due to compression

c) phone receiving video displays a thumbnail rather than a normal sized video

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Answers

  • @stephsack unfortunately it is not possible to send high quality videos over MMS. MMS was created in the early 2000s, when video quality sent over phones was quite low, and there isn't a way to get around how much video compression there is with MMS.

    If you need higher video quality, you could try using a different service like WhatsApp, which doesn't use MMS, or send a link to the video instead of sending the video directly in the text message. You won't, however, be able to send videos with higher quality using MMS to transmit the media.

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