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XF 1.4 Audio BBCODE with Dropbox possible?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Chad, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Chad

    Chad Active Member

    I have this audio bbcode mod installed that uses native HTML5 player. Works fine with direct mp3 files (remote). But, using a shared dropbox link, it doesn't work. The strange thing that happens is that the player will show up, and about 3 seconds later just disappear from the browser. Weird outcome.

    Anyone know of a trick around this? I'd like to utilize Dropbox (or even OneDrive) to use these uploaded files remotely and offset from the site's own drive and server.
  2. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member

    When you share a link within your Dropbox, the link leads to a Dropbox landing page, so the embed will fail as it expects an audio file, not a webpage:

    But if you change the query at the end (dl=1) then that seems to bypass the landing page and gives you a direct link. That should work:

    Just be careful when doing this. On free accounts Dropbox has a daily quota limit of 20 GB or 100,000 downloads (whichever comes first). If you exceed this your share links will be banned.
  3. Chad

    Chad Active Member

    Thanks @Optic

    Actually, even with the full link past the .mp3 extension causes the native HTML5 audio player not to show up at all.

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