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Uploading audio files from devices

Uploading audio files from devices

Explorer | Level 3

Dropbox is an important tool in the voiceover industry; some agents--including mine--require audio files to be uploaded to a Dropbox folder.  A lot of clients have replaced FTP with Dropbox because of the ease of use for both sides.

Time is of the essence when auditioning.  VOs have to record when it comes in--whether they're in their booth, in their car...it has to be done now.  We can record on the go using our phones and tablets...and then can't upload the files to the folder, because the app only lets you upload pictures.  And it's just not practical to take a laptop everywhere. 

Please consider including audio uploads from the device app.  Dropbox is an industry standard now, and it would be nice if the app would accommodate our need to upload files from our devices at any time.

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Super User II
Super User II

I don't see this happening. On some devices there's no access to the file system, so Dropbox can't just upload any file because it doesn't have access to them. This is especially true on iOS devices. Any app that stores files (audio or otherwise) has its own area of storage within the OS. This area is sandboxed, meaning no other application can access it. This is a limitation put in place by Apple (in this example).

 

Your best bet would be to contact the developer of whatever application you're using, and ask them to consider adding Dropbox support to their application. Dropbox provides the Dropbox API which allows any app developer to build Dropbox support into their own app.

Explorer | Level 3

Appeciate the response.  Might not hurt to round up other VOs using the same DAW and try a campaign with the developer.

 

 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

You can record audio files from the "+" button within the mobile app!

Find out more about this here🎙️

Thanks for sharing!

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