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How to embed a video from your Dropbox account on a website

How to embed a video from your Dropbox account on a website

MoonstruckMP
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Is it possible to embed a video that has been uploaded to Dropbox on to a website? I would like to embed the video so people can logon to my site and view the videos.

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Rich
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Actually, you can, depending on the platform you're referring to. You'll need to create a shared link to the video, then modify the link by changing the ?dl=0 at the end to ?raw=1. That results in a direct link to the file which you can use to embed it on most sites.

 

Just remember that when embedding a file like that (or really, anytime a file is played directly from Dropbox) there are bandwidth limitations to consider. Depending on the size of the file and your account type, you could easily use up all of alotted bandwidth for your account.

 

Mod note: edited to update links in post [last edit 2022]

 

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Mark
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It isnt, no, sorry.

 


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Rich
Super User II
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Actually, you can, depending on the platform you're referring to. You'll need to create a shared link to the video, then modify the link by changing the ?dl=0 at the end to ?raw=1. That results in a direct link to the file which you can use to embed it on most sites.

 

Just remember that when embedding a file like that (or really, anytime a file is played directly from Dropbox) there are bandwidth limitations to consider. Depending on the size of the file and your account type, you could easily use up all of alotted bandwidth for your account.

 

Mod note: edited to update links in post [last edit 2022]

 

[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you’re experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community here.]

amandachin
Dropbox Product Manager

Hey all, my name is Amanda, I'm a Product Manager at Dropbox. 

 

We've been hearing requests about video embedding, and are exploring a solution for this. If you’re open to sharing more about your needs, feel free to do so here, or email publish-core@dropbox.com to set up a chat. Thanks! 
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