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It will consist of a one hour show I recorded on the tv using my 2T hard drive. The connections do not match each other. Is it possible? How long will it take?
It will be *very* slow to either email it or upload via a peer-to-peer private transfer. Videos often exceed a gigabyte. Most email simply can't handle it. Some might but I have yet to successfully do so.
The best bet is to set up DropBox if you have enough space with a new account to upload the video file, then you just email the recipient the link.
The other way is to create a private bit torrent, but you probably need a PC at each end, and while effective at transferring large files, is kind of like using a pipe wrench to drive nails when it's one person to one other person.
Best solution if time is adequate. Get a 64 GB or 128GB USB thumb drive. Get a "go cable" that lets you plug that into the phone if the master file is stored on the phone, and then copy it to the thumb drive, then put that in an envelope and mail it.
You might need to reformat the USB thumb to NTFS instead of the default FAT32, which has a file size limit of only 4.7 GB. Otherwise the FAT32 will truncate the file at 4.7 GB no matter how long the original is, and may corrupt it as well.
Another trick if you know how to set up a VPN tunnel, is have the other end set up an SFTP server, and then you can connect to it with a tool such as FileZilla, navigate to the directory on their machine, and upload the file. Again you are limited by the slowest of the connections - their internet speed they are downloading with, or your speed you are uploading with.
Does the Win10 or Vista computer have a USB port? 2 USB ports?
If the HD out of the DTV box can be hooked up to a USB to SATA adapter cable / circuit board, then it ought to plug into a USB port and show up as a data drive. Plug a USB thumb into another USB port, and it should also show up as a disk drive.
Then just copy the files across.
Beware that a DVD also is limited to 4.7 gigabytes, same as the FAT32 file size limit.
So if any files on the HD are greater than 4.7 GB, to get them copied to a USB thumb, you'll have to format the USB thumb with an NTFS so it won't truncate your videos.
Then you can easily mail a USB thumb. You can pack a LOT of videos onto a 64 to 128 gb thumb, compared to how much hassle it is to burn a DVD.
Believe me, I've been down that road, and compared to how I do it now, it's a pain in the butt.
To directly watch the files, I'd strongly recommend they download and install VLC player. It digests nearly every video format I've thrown at it, and it behaves virtually identical on Windows or LInux platforms.
Someone gives me USB thumb drives and I fill them up with videos.
They definitely make one of these cords. It lets the phone's USB port function like a USB master, and then it can talk to another USB enabled device.
Then you can transfer it to something with a DVD burner to mail them the media.
If it can read the video file from the HD, then burning the DVD should be relatively easy.