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I have a problem about upload file video to dropbox, I used API for android, When I upload video >300mb, my application throw exception:

com.dropbox.client2.exception.DropboxIOException: org.apache.http.client.ClientProtocolException
at com.dropbox.client2.RESTUtility.execute(
at com.dropbox.client2.DropboxAPI$BasicUploadRequest.upload(

Please help me to find cause?

My code upload file:

mApi.putFileOverwriteRequest(mPath, fis,
file.length(), new ProgressListener() {


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Re: DropboxIOException


That method doesn't support uploading large files. For large files, you'll need to use "chunked uploading" a.k.a. "upload sessions" instead.


Also, the SDK you're using is for API v1, which is deprecated and being retired soon:


You should use the official Dropbox API v2 Java SDK instead:


There's an example of uploading large files using that here:

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