Aug 18, 2019 05:28 PM
Can a video be attached to Airtable from Dropbox or a link to drop to it?
Aug 19, 2019 06:36 PM
Video files won’t currently work as attachments, but you can put a Dropbox link into a URL field. Is that what you want?
Aug 19, 2019 06:52 PM
Can you show me how to create a url + the folder+filename?
I’m new to Airtable.
Aug 19, 2019 06:54 PM
The URL would be from DropBox and stored in an Airtable URL field, so you will need to extract that from DropBox. Sign in, upload a video, then grab the shared URL and that’s the format.
Aug 19, 2019 07:05 PM
Aug 19, 2019 07:14 PM
Copied the following URL but got an error message ‘Invalid URL’
Looks ok to me.
Aug 19, 2019 07:31 PM
Is it publicly shared from DropBox?
Share the URL here if you can.
Aug 19, 2019 07:55 PM
Aug 19, 2019 07:56 PM
That’s a private link - Airtable is unable to access this content, ergo - it can’t link to it.
Aug 19, 2019 08:09 PM
Ok I’ll work on it tomorrow.
Aug 20, 2019 07:52 AM
Would a link to our website work ?
I’d have my graphics guy build a page which could be referenced.
Aug 20, 2019 08:25 AM
WE have a subscription to Screencat from Techsmith.
This is a public link with no password. I tried it in Airtable but it didn’t work, The link works from the browser command line:
Aug 20, 2019 09:00 AM
When I do this with your video URL, it works fine.
As Justin made clear at the outset of this thread, video files will not work as attachments. Is that [perhaps] why it doesn’t work in your Screencast example?
To be clear - there are some nuances that are worthy of mention.
Aug 20, 2019 09:31 AM
Did you attach the url inside Airtable from the place where you add an attachment and you can choose URL, Dropbox, Google Photos etc.?
That’s where I attached it.
Aug 20, 2019 10:45 AM
I tested both with your Screencast video. Both tests worked in accordance with Airtable’s support and as I described in the bullets.
Video attachments do not play (for the reasons cited) but they are stored and can be downloaded for playing. Video links (in a field of type:LINK) also work and they play immediately in an adjacent browser tab.
Aug 20, 2019 01:00 PM
I’ll try that and let you know the result.
Only in Airtable for 10 days.
Doing this application for myself.
I have been using QuickBase for years.
Thanks so much for your help.
Aug 20, 2019 05:54 PM
Setting the field type as URL (link) is exactly what I need.
Thank you so much.!
Aug 20, 2019 05:58 PM
You betcha! Good luck.
Dec 16, 2019 12:27 PM
Is this Ed Cooper the photographer?
Dec 16, 2019 12:46 PM