Dropbox and YouTube

Notes about Dropbox

  • You do not need to have a Dropbox account to download.
  • If you view a video on the webpage, as opposed to downloading the video, you will see a preview of the video. This lower quality preview is limited to 15 minutes, so download to get the full quality image, and to allow you to upload to youtube, facebook, or other streaming service.
  • Another reason to download the file to your computer is to keep it for future use
  • Video files are larger than average files, so download to a computer, not a cell phone, unless you have a lot of space on your cell phone.
  • Videos will only be online for 2 weeks. If you need more time, reply to the email you received to say how much longer you need it up.
  • DO NOT SHARE the links in this email unless it’s within the 2 weeks, and you want someone to download a copy.

To download a Dropbox file

  1. Click on the link provided
  2. Click on the small down arrow next to the word Download, and select the option for Direct download
  3. Directdownload

  4. The next screen will try to get you to sign up or sign in. Look at the bottom of the page, click on the words, No thanks, continue to download.
  5. NoThanks

  6. The file may begin to download on its own, or you may have to Save the file.

Note: If you have trouble with downloading, you may want to try to replace the last digit in the link, which will be a 0, with a 1, and it will force a download. If you do this, you will need to copy the link, paste it in the link/url box at the top of a web browser, and then replace the 0 with the number 1.

Note on YouTube

Some like the YouTube upload service because time is money, but many can upload the youtube on their own to save a few dollars. Here’s a video from YouTube on uploading YouTube Videos