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Author Topic: Dropbox update 1.2.48  (Read 1551 times)

cmpm

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Dropbox update 1.2.48
« on: November 13, 2011, 07:23:50 AM »
http://www.ghacks.ne...curity-enhancements/

Along with what ghacks posted, I've found that sharing got cooler.
No need, for the one shared with, to download media files to play them.

This is new to me, maybe it's always been there, but I don't recall.

It worked on Facebook anyway...

http://dl.dropbox.co...cis.701.hdtv-lol.avi

Let me know if you can just play this video or not.




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Re: Dropbox update 1.2.48
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 08:26:12 AM »
x.gif


OK, I gave it a shot. :)

I don't see it playing as a stream in: FF v7.0.1; IE v9.0.8112.16421; or Opera v11.52.

It does, however, invoke the download manager and allow you to save it. (Opera blithely downloaded it in the background since I forgot to cancel and it invoked VLC about 20 minutes later when it was finished.)

Maybe it's something with your file being an AVI? Or the way I've got my browsers set up?

I have VLC v 1.1.11 set as my default media viewer. But switching it to the current version of WMP resulted in the same behavior running under Win7-SP1/32-bit.

Be interesting to see how an MP4, FLV or a MOV file might be handled.

Luck! :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: November 13, 2011, 08:50:13 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Dropbox update 1.2.48
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 09:10:29 AM »
Thanks 40hz, I think quicktime does my in browser stuff.
Using FF8.
I just never get around to changing it.
Here's some others you want to see handled.

wmv
http://dl.dropbox.co...%20I%20Surrender.wmv

flv
http://dl.dropbox.co...cis.701.hdtv-lol.flv

mp4
http://dl.dropbox.co...e%20Of%20Love%29.mp4

mov, funny, the only qt.mov i have
http://dl.dropbox.co...s_goe_2011118_hd.mov

Also, I believe some pic sharing sites are doing videos as well.
ImageShack, PhotoBucket....maybe more but I haven't tested them.


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Re: Dropbox update 1.2.48
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 09:12:28 AM »
Anyway these play directly in my browser

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Re: Dropbox update 1.2.48
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 10:34:17 PM »
I think maybe it's just your media player plugin.

They all just go straight to download for me. Except the mp4, because it's supported as Web-Video by HTML5 and Chrome plays those in the browser by default. WebM would also play in Chrome by default.


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Re: Dropbox update 1.2.48
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 06:16:51 AM »
Yes, possibly, not sure, maybe it's because the files are already on my computer
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.avi and mp4 is vlc and use it
the others are 'always ask'
except .flv which wants to download if I let it

Need to fix my app list so it's consistent...