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How To: Copy Video Up To Dropbox To Share


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Looking for information on how to share some long videos that I copied from VHS to DVDs. Now that I have the DVDs, I want to share the movies (they are of plays that I did so I own them outright so no permission problems). When I go to copy the DVDs up to Dropbox, there are many files listed inside folders. I don't know which one to select -- or if all are needed. Ideally, the aim is for someone else to receive the link to Dropbox and to play the movie on their computer. I may also wish to restrict access so downloads can't be 'pirated' without permission and don't yet know how to do this either. Any advice on 'how to' would be much appreciated!

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Looking for information on how to share some long videos that I copied from VHS to DVDs. Now that I have the DVDs, I want to share the movies (they are of plays that I did so I own them outright so no permission problems). When I go to copy the DVDs up to Dropbox, there are many files listed inside folders. I don't know which one to select -- or if all are needed. Ideally, the aim is for someone else to receive the link to Dropbox and to play the movie on their computer. I may also wish to restrict access so downloads can't be 'pirated' without permission and don't yet know how to do this either. Any advice on 'how to' would be much appreciated!

 

If those are standard video DVDs and it contains a Video_TS folder containing a number of files with extensions ifo, bup and vbo, then all the files are needed. You should copy the whole Video_TS folder. If that folder is several Gb in size then you should have an extremely fast upload link to Dropbox (which I assume is some website hosting files) otherwise it will take a long time to upload.

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Protecting video is nearly impossible :huh:

 

Basically, if someone can 'Play it' it can be copied!

 

Also make a test upload of one very short DVD you have and make sure that is usable to someone!

 

You may have to do some fiddling with the files to get it to work! That could be as simple as changing the extension from "VOB" to "MPG" OR it could get a little more involved ;)

 

If you need more help, please CHECK the version of of your Software as different versions have different capabilities...

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A couple other things to keep in mind about DropBox. If you only have the free account, you only have 2 GB of space (at least initially, unless you've invited some friends and gotten a little more) so you may run into space limitation issues.

 

Also, when directly 'playing' a video file on droppBox, it will only play the first 15 minutes. of a video file. For one to play the entire video they would have to download it first and play it locally.

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Dropbox is a mobile document and media storage tool that allows users to sync files online for backup. Anything like movies and music on the computer can be saved to the Dropbox. It can support a wide range of formats like .mp4, 3gp, .avi, .mov, wmv, .mpg, .mkv, etc. However, it can not support DVD disc or DVD Video_TS folder directly. Therefore, if you want to add DVD movies to Dropbox for streaming and playback on media devices, you have to convert DVD to MP4 or other formats compatible with Dropbox.

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