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How can I download a video from Dropbox and then upload it to YouTube?

How can I download a video from Dropbox and then upload it to YouTube?

johnmvip
New member | Level 2

How do I download a video from dropbox onto my desktop to upload to Youtube?

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Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

farhantejani
Helpful | Level 5

Ok, this is the last way I can think to download a file:

 

1) Click on the "Share" button, then select "Create a link"

 

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2) Then click "Copy link."

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3) Now you will have something like

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1abcdefghijklmn/YOUR-FILE?dl=0

copied to your clipboard. Paste it into your web browser and change the last

...dl=0

to

...dl=1

then go to the web page. It should present you with a download screen.

 

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Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

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Hey there @johnmvip, thanks for posting your question on the Forum and welcome aboard! 
 
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Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

farhantejani
Helpful | Level 5

To download any file from your Dropbox: find the file in your list of Files, click the More Options icon (the three dots), and select "Download."

 

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Easy Peasy!

Farhan

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Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

johnmvip
New member | Level 2

Thanks for the reply farhantejani.

But instead of downloading my video it downloads something and when I open it, this is what comes up: http://prntscr.com/jqxniv

Still not working for me.

Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

farhantejani
Helpful | Level 5

Another way to download files is by cliking on them so they open in the preview screen then dowloading from the top right corner.

 

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Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

johnmvip
New member | Level 2

That is the way I downloaded it the first time...Problem is it does not download as a video but as a blank webpage:

http://prntscr.com/jqxw0l

Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

farhantejani
Helpful | Level 5
Are you sure you are downloading a video? Can you play it in the preview screen?

Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

johnmvip
New member | Level 2

Yes its a video I recorded yesterday and i can play it in preview screen...makes no sense to me why it won't download as a video.

Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

johnmvip
New member | Level 2

I recorded it with an app on my iphone called promptsmart and downloaded it to dropbox in hopes of downloading to my desktop to edit the name of the video to upload and optimise on youtube...

 

Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

farhantejani
Helpful | Level 5

Do you have the Dropbox app? It syncs all your files to a folder, so you could try looking for it in there.

Re: Save Video From Dropbox To Desktop

johnmvip
New member | Level 2

yes I have the dropbox app on my iphone, that's how I uploaded it to dropbox

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