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Why does a dl.dropboxusercontent.com download link behave differently?

Why does a dl.dropboxusercontent.com download link behave differently?

Herb N.1
New member | Level 1

A friend and I share mp3 files through dropbox though I use dropbox.cm and he uses dl.dropboxusercontent.com. The link I send him looks and behaves differently than the one he sends me. He gets a button to download the file while his link opens Windows Media Player and I must go through a few more steps to download the file. This is non-copyrighted material, by the way. The only way to get his link when clicked is to add a suffix with the characters - ?dl=0 to the end of the link. What gives with this?

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Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

Rich
Super User II

There's no way to specify which domain is used. Different domains are used for different features. You just create a share link (or Public link if you still have a Public folder) and the link generated is the one you use.

 

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

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Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

Rich
Super User II

He's likely sharing a link from the Public folder, which is a deprecated method of sharing files and only available to older accounts that already had the capability.

Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

Matthew L.9
New member | Level 1

how do you get the share the file with dl.dropboxusercontent.com
I can't seem to do anything to get that

Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

Herb N.1
New member | Level 1

To Matthew L., I use dropbox.com my friend uses dl.dropboxusercontent.com. He tells me that he can create a link on the dl.dropboxusercontent.com website to share an mp3 file that can be downloaded rather than just played by Media Player which is the problem he was having.

Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

Taher M.
New member | Level 1

how to use dropboxusercontent

Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

Yomi O.1
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How watch the video

Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

ali r.4
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how watch the video

Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

ali r.4
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how watch the video for dropboxuserconnet

Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

Mark
Super User II

Ali - there is no video. 


 


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Re: dl.dropboxusercontent.com difference from dropbox.com

shrikrishna M.
New member | Level 2

I also can't use contents on Google+, the webpage spins and opens an advertisement or stocks to playstore focussing an irrelevant app to download.

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