Is Dropbox Good for Sharing Videos?
- Forget About Hard Drives
Given the fact that video files are larger than other files, it’s always a tough question about how to store and share videos in a simple and fast way. Before the cloud drive services enter the market, you may purchase expensive hard drives with storage space up to 512GB or 1TB to store your videos. And you have to send a whole hard drive without any privacy protection to the one you want to share the video to.
- Flexible Subscription Plans
One effective solution to this might be using Dropbox to store and share videos. Someone may worry that Dropbox only provide 2GB of free storage, but actually you can select 16.58$ per month plan which offers you 2000GB of encrypted cloud storage with cheaper price than other clouds. Otherwise, you can register more Dropbox accounts if you want.
- Simple Sharing
Once you are not bothered by the storage space, Dropbox will give you a great video sharing experience by storing all your videos online and sharing them through simple links. Sharing links certainly can overcome time and space barriers which hard drives cannot.
Can I Give Someone Access to My Videos in Dropbox?
Dropbox makes it easy for you to share videos on Dropbox with colleagues and collaborators no matter they have Dropbox accounts or not. Your colleagues can easily view and download the video you add to a shared folder before from the folder’s link you send to them without signing in Dropbox accounts.
In addition, if your partners actually own Dropbox accounts, then you can set a permission of the shared folder with password and time limitation to your partners. In this way, the partners who were invited to your shared folder can not only view and download the video but also edit. The final edition of the shared video will be safely kept in your Dropbox folder without your attention.
Bonus Tips: Before sharing videos on Dropbox, you may want to know how to upload files to Dropbox easily. Please click the link given in the front to get better comprehension.
2 Excellent Ways to Share Videos on Dropbox: through MultCloud
Method 1: Use MultCloud’s “Cloud Transfer” (Unique)
One single Dropbox account’s storage space may not suit your needs for storing videos, you are very likely to register Dropbox and other cloud accounts as many as you can to get more free storage without purchasing. So how can you share the video kept in your Dropbox to other of your accounts?
Luckily you can use MultCloud, a best free cloud file manager, to share your Dropbox’s videos. MultCloud is a multiple clouds storage management platform which allows you to combine all your cloud drives into one interface. It supports more than 30 main cloud drives include Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, G Suite, Mega, Evernote, etc.
In MultCloud, you can access and share your files like videos, photos and documents though different cloud accounts without logging in again.
Step 1: Sign in or create your MultCloud account. You can also click “Try without signing up” if you want to have a try first. MultCloud will let you enter with temporary account.
Step 2: Press “+Add Cloud” in the left side bar to add Dropbox and other cloud accounts. Follow the pop-ups to authorize MultCloud to connect with your clouds.
Step 3: Choose “Cloud Transfer” in “Common Tools” menu.
Step 4: Tap the left white square “FROM” to select the video you want to share from your Dropbox. Then tap the right square “TO” to select the target cloud or its folder as the transfer destination.
Step 5: Click the purple button “Transfer Now”. Then there’s no need for you to wait for the process to complete. You can close page if you don’t have any other transfer or sharing plan. The videos will be successfully shared to the target cloud by MultCloud.
Tips: Before starting to share, you can use a special function offered by MultCloud to better set your sharing task. You just need to click the “Options” button below to choose “delete all source files after transfer is complete” in the pop-up menu. In this way, the video in your original Dropbox will be automatically deleted so as to save the cloud storage.
Method 2: Share Videos on Dropbox with MultCloud’s Optional Sharing (Recommended)
MultCloud not only allows you to share videos with Dropbox to other of your cloud accounts, but also offers you multi options to share your video from Dropbox to other recipients.
Step 1: The same as step 1 and step 2 in method 1.
Step 3: Choose Dropbox in the left sidebar or double click the Dropbox icon in MultCloud home interface.
Step 4: Tick the box in front of the video you want to share.
Step 5: Click “Share” in the function bar above.
Step 6: Choose the sharing mode you need. Click the button “Create Share” and copy the sharing link to send to recipient through your social applications or email.
There are three main sharing options in MultCloud:
1. “Public Share” allows anyone who gets the sharing link can view the file.
2. “Private Share” requires password you added when recipient wants to view the file from the sharing link.
3. “Source Share” will let the source cloud drive to create a sharing link. If recipients own the relative cloud accounts, they can obtain more related functions about the sharing link as many as the source cloud provides.
3 Simple Ways to Share Videos on Dropbox: through Dropbox Website
As one of the major global cloud services, Dropbox offers you with great sharing plans which attract its users most. Most of these sharing plans allows recipients to view and download your shared videos without signing in Dropbox accounts. And you don’t have to worry anything about security since the limits of authority are all under your control.
Method 1: Use File Sharing to Share a Video on Dropbox (Basic)
Step 1: Sign in Dropbox with your Dropbox, Google or Apple account. You can also click “create an account” if you don’t have any of these accounts.
Step 2: Tick the box in the upper left of the video you want to share.
Step 3: Click “Share” button in the right.
Step 4: Press the word “Settings”. Choose sharing scope of your video in the pop-ups. Then click the blue button “Save”.
Step 5: Add an email or name of the Dropbox account you want to share your video to in the pop-ups. Then click “Share file” to complete the sharing process.
Tips: You can also straightly click “Copy link” to send sharing link to recipient if you don’t know his Dropbox account or he doesn’t have one.
Method 2: Share Videos on Dropbox through “Transfer” (Especially for Large Videos)
Step 1: The same as step 1 and step 2 in method 1 above.
Step 3: Click the button “Transfer” in the right.
Step 4: Tap the button “Create transfer” in the new page.
Step 5: Tap “Copy link” or “Send with email” to send the link to recipients.
1. This method is different from the method 1 above in its clearer process management and larger sharing size up to 100GB.
2. Dropbox also allows you to preview what the recipients will find in your sharing link for safety check.
Method 3: Share Videos to Other Dropbox with “File Request”
This method can solve one typical problem that you are asked to share a video to someone’s Dropbox while actually you don’t have a Dropbox account.
You can ask him to create a file request from his Dropbox and send the request link to you. All you need to do is open the link and add your video to it. Then the video will appear in his Dropbox shared folder.
2 Fast Ways to Share Videos on Dropbox: through Mobile App
Dropbox mobile application pays much attention on uploading and sharing media files like pictures and videos since media files are mass produced and transferred by mobile phones nowadays. So, you can find lots of convenience during the time you use it to share a video on Dropbox.
Method 1: Send a Video via Dropbox App’s Sharing Link
Anywhere you open your videos in Dropbox app you can find sharing button along with the video in the most eye-catching position. This is the reason why it’s so convenient for you to share videos on Dropbox app.
Step 1: Download Dropbox app from your phone’s app store.
Step 2: Sign in Dropbox app with your Dropbox, Google or Apple accounts. You can also tap “Sign up” in the lower left corner if you don’t own a Dropbox account.
Step 3: Find the target video in the “Home” or “Files” interface. Tap the ellipsis “…” beside the video.
Step 4: Tap “Share” and “Copy link” in the pop-up menu.
Step 5: Choose the way you want to share the link through and then share the link.
Method 2: Share Videos on Dropbox with App’s File Transfer
Step 1: The same as step 1 and step 2 in method 1 above.
Step 2: Tap the plus button “+” in the middle of navigation bar.
Step 3: Tap the first button “Transfer files” in the pop-up menu.
Step 4: Then tap the blue button “Add from Dropbox” below the new page.
Step 5: Choose the target video you want to share with and double press “Continue” button.
Step 6: Tap “Copy link” in the middle of the interface. Then choose the way you want to share the link through and then share the link
It’s a helpful and secure way to share videos on Dropbox whether for team work or personal use. The methods given above can suit most of your needs about sending videos on Dropbox without any invasion of your storage privacy. Please use them with great confidence.
In addition, apart from sharing videos with Dropbox’s own platforms, using MultCloud to share your video may save you more times. Because MultCloud has most basic features which Dropbox offers as well except storing. Furthermore, MultCloud can provide more unique features like Cloud Sync or Remote Upload. For example, you can sync from Dropbox to Google Drive in order to easily manage your cloud storage space.