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Does Dropbox have the media streaming capability and supporting APIs

Does Dropbox have the media streaming capability and supporting APIs

Amaresh M.
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Hi, I am thinking of a Desktop application which connect to Dropbox, authenticate and play media files present in my Dropbox account.
I am quite curious to know if Dropbox have APIs exposed for connecting Dropbox, authenticating, streaming music, getting url of a media file etc. So that my application make use of these APIs to play media files. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Does Dropbox have the media streaming capability and supporting APIs

Greg-DB
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It sounds like the Dropbox API should suit your needs here. You'll probably want to use the Core API for this. We recommend using one of the official SDKs if possible. Work through the tutorial for the relevant SDK to see how to connect a user (or, if you're not using an SDK, you can use a third party library or implement OAuth 2 manually).

Once connected, you can use /files (GET) to directly access file contents, or /media to get a streamable link to a file.

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