Posting a family mp3 file

blackxacto

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I want to post four family song files that I made from a family recording. As the family will be downloading them, I MUST MAKE IT SIMPLE. Using Dropbox will be too complex for them. Is there somewhere on the web I can post the songs that will be easily accessed for downloading. Facebook would not allow me to post mp3's.

Ideally they should right click on them to download to their desktop.
 

Cody1992

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Unless opening a link is too complicated for them, I think dropbox would do just fine. You can share links to files on your dropbox for the public, they don't need to have dropbox.
 

blackxacto

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Unless opening a link is too complicated for them, I think dropbox would do just fine. You can share links to files on your dropbox for the public, they don't need to have dropbox.
They don't have to download and install DropBox? Will I need to provide a password for them to access the folder the 4 songs reside in?
 

monokakata

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Explore a free membership at Soundcloud.

Also re. Dropbox -- you send them a link to the Dropbox folder containing the songs. All they have to be able to do is click on a link. Then they can download.

No one who doesn't have the link can access the material. At your end, be sure to choose "Share Dropbox link" rather than "Share this folder."
 

divergirl

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They don't have to download and install DropBox? Will I need to provide a password for them to access the folder the 4 songs reside in?
Nope, you just right-click on the file and click "Share Link" and it'll create a link to that exact file that you can then send to them and they can download or play it.
 

blackxacto

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Thanks everyone for your help. Good group.
NO NO NO, Dropbox requires them to sign up for DropBox. That is exactly what I didn't want. The only way to share a LINK in DropBox is if you sign up for DropBox, then you can download.

Any other ideas????
 

yjchua95

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NO NO NO, Dropbox requires them to sign up for DropBox. That is exactly what I didn't want. The only way to share a LINK in DropBox is if you sign up for DropBox, then you can download.

Any other ideas????
Jesus Christ. It does not. When the prompt pops up to sign up, just close the bloody prompt and click on Download → Direct Download in the top right.

Here's the video showing how to bypass it, it's as easy as clicking the Close button: http://1drv.ms/1GaTf0T
 

blackxacto

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Jesus Christ. It does not. When the prompt pops up to sign up, just close the bloody prompt and click on Download → Direct Download in the top right.

Here's the video showing how to bypass it, it's as easy as clicking the Close button: http://1drv.ms/1GaTf0T
For the users I am targeting, any pop ups asking to signup or sign-in are too complex. Google Drive did not complicate the process. Worked great, but appreciate the tip about the pop up.
 

redheeler

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'Help' is usually given assuming that the user has some basic computer literacy. Not being able to close a popup window is just astounding.
There are some users who get confused when they see that sort of thing, believe it or not.
 

blackxacto

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Which is plain astounding given how simple it is to close a popup window.
I have been told on another list that the link to a shared file in DropBox ends with a 1 or a 0. I forget which. Anyways, to simplify the experience in DropBox, I can change the digit to either 1 or 0, whichever it is. This way the sign-in window will not display when folk's visit the shared file in DropBox.

And yes, there are folk's that get confused unless it is simplified.
 

monokakata

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I have been told on another list that the link to a shared file in DropBox ends with a 1 or a 0. I forget which. Anyways, to simplify the experience in DropBox, I can change the digit to either 1 or 0, whichever it is. This way the sign-in window will not display when folk's visit the shared file in DropBox.

And yes, there are folk's that get confused unless it is simplified.
The sign-in window will not display if you only send a link to the folder in question.

Here's an example of a link to a jpg in Dropbox. I needed to be able to share this jpg with a number of people -- in fact, the link below is embedded in a PDF.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bgtdr7zof0eolyp/AAB9JCevqTy_Ii9kmD7qsAjNa?dl=0

The link was copied to my clipboard when I right clicked and chose "Share Dropbox Link," rather than "Share This Folder." Unless you want your family to be able to upload to the folder, you don't need to share the folder. Just give them a link to where the folder is.

Notice the "Download" button in the upper right hand corner.

Unless I'm missing something important, you've made this more complicated than you need to.
 

blackxacto

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The sign-in window will not display if you only send a link to the folder in question.

Here's an example of a link to a jpg in Dropbox. I needed to be able to share this jpg with a number of people -- in fact, the link below is embedded in a PDF.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bgtdr7zof0eolyp/AAB9JCevqTy_Ii9kmD7qsAjNa?dl=0

The link was copied to my clipboard when I right clicked and chose "Share Dropbox Link," rather than "Share This Folder." Unless you want your family to be able to upload to the folder, you don't need to share the folder. Just give them a link to where the folder is.

Notice the "Download" button in the upper right hand corner.

Unless I'm missing something important, you've made this more complicated than you need to.
I "shared the link" and got the sign in box. Have no idea what you are doing.
 

monokakata

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That's very strange. I'm doing what I've been doing for years, when I want to give people access to a file, as I do in this case (people will be emailed the PDF and can use the Dropbox link to get a jpg of the book's cover).

What happened when you followed my link? Did the book cover just appear as it was supposed to?

(I have to be away from my computer for the next couple of hours, so I can't respond.)

Oh, before I leave . . . could it be that you, on your own computer, aren't signed into Dropbox? If you aren't signed in, then you're going to get a sign in box -- but that's for you to sign in, not for the other people to sign in. Could that be what's going on?