Playing Video From Dropbox

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Wellington2k, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Wellington2k macrumors regular

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    Hello. I want play video files on an iphone, but it would make the app's file size huge. So the only thing left is to play it from a server. I have a Dropbox account, but I don't know were to start. Any help? Can you lead me to a tutorial or give me one here?
     
  2. jnoxx macrumors 65816

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    Dropbox has open API's to acces them, shouldn't be that hard.
    And Dropbox has a slow download speed I have noticed, I rather opt for renting a small server or so.
     
  3. Wellington2k thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't want it to download the video. I just want it to play on the server.
     
  4. mstrze, Nov 17, 2011
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    mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I doubt DropBox would be 'cool' with an App playing back video from its servers for a number of users. Its original intention was to allow a few people to share larger files that wouldn't transmit over normal channels (e-mail).

    Plus, if it does have a slow download, as the previous poster suggests, doesn't this also suggest that playback in a streaming situation would be poor?

    I also agree the server rental (or running your own?) is the way to go. Dropbox isn't designed to work the way you are requesting
     
  5. Wellington2k thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright then.

    What would be the best server to use?
     
  6. nickculbertson macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    YouTube. You can set your video to private where only those with the link can view it.
     
  7. Wellington2k, Nov 17, 2011
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    Hmmm... that's a good idea.

    Anyone got a better idea?
     
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