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Disable download feature after sharing dropbox link

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I was wondering if I could upload a video and share with others the link but block their ability to download the video. Is anyone familiar with this?

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Re: Disable download feature after sharing dropbox link

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Hi omashakaren - I just did a Google search and found that Dropbox Professional and Business customers can disable downloads for a shared link (and also set passwords and expiration dates for those links)... but evidently dropbox wants us to pay for those features? I'm guessing that's what it takes to become a Professional or Business customer. $200/year seems like a lot to disable downloads... sigh.

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you can not.

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Is there any third party program that you can link with dropbox? I tried vimeo, but it's either give full access to the public or only myself. I do not want everyone to create a vimeo just so they can see the videos.

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I was wondering the same thing... doesn't seem like it... lame! A feature they should consider especially for paying members!

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I did this using Box.com instead. It just sucks because I just switched from Box.com and I really don't want to pay for two storage platforms. :-/

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That is literally the dumbest thing. I can't believe that they do not have that as a feature. It would be so simple to do. 

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Anything view able on the internet is downloadable, dont fall for anything that says you cant.
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I agree that this is a sorely-needed feature.  Dave is correct that it could be screen-capped, but that's pretty unlikely for most people.

I'd go a step further and say "one play" or "three plays" being possible.  This could be used (by business, which is my use-case) to display a video to a customer, but practically prevent even video capture, since it will only play once.

This can be used for sensitive/confidential materials, like a pre-release demo of a product, preliminary screening of a commercial/etc.

~aaron

 

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Re: Disable download feature after sharing dropbox link

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So basically I can setup a password to a link I share with someone just to let preview the file, but the user can still download my file !!!

 

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So basically I can setup a password to a link I share with someone just to let preview the file, but the user can still download my file !!!

Yes. If it can be seen on the Internet, it can be downloaded.

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