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I am running stock Android 4.3 and when I use the stock Camera app and record video the file size is huge. The Camera app also has a Record for MMS option that works well but this means I don't have a HD copy of the original footage.

What I would like to do is to record some footage using the stock HD Record mode and then have a "Convert for MMS and send" button.

Is there an app or process that will help me do this?

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This might not be the most efficient solution.
It is baffling that this functionality still isn't present on stock Android.

You could use this Video Converter app to convert your HD videos.

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There are some applications available in Google play store. Take a look at SMS MMS Messenger.

  • Why? Nothing in its description seems applicable to this question. – d-b Mar 20 '18 at 13:34
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You can use tools like ffmpeg in command line with a terminal to re encode the video to your liking before sending it.

  • That's a good recommendation. Now imagine you've never used ffmpeg or any command-line program. I'm sure you can think of a way to expand your answer to be more helpful to such a visitor. – Dan Hulme Jun 20 '16 at 6:46

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