Stream music directly from Dropbox

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Luke6
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Stream music directly from Dropbox

Post by Luke6 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:06 am

Hi, I was really surprised not to find any recent info on this topic in this forum. All I found was stuff dating back to 2014 and the answer back then to whether one could stream music directly from Dropbox seemed to be clearly, "No."

Is this still the case? It would seem amazing if so. I hope this is now possible. Please let me know.

Thanks,

Luke

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Re: Stream music directly from Dropbox

Post by Lowlander » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:15 am

Try MediaMonkey 5 Beta with cloud support.
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Re: Stream music directly from Dropbox

Post by Luke6 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:55 pm

Thanks. I'll try, and then post the outcome here.

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Re: Stream music directly from Dropbox

Post by Luke6 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:13 am

Hi all, ok, so I tried. At first it was very encouraging. I added Dropbox as a Location by going to File>Add, Rescan files to library. The scan results show that I now have 28,884 files and no import errors. All my music references synced with Dropbox right away. It did seem suspiciously fast, though, so I was not surprised when I pressed play on a song and nothing happened.

I simply can't seem to get my music to stream from Dropbox. I can see the songs in all my playlists, but I can't play them. Can anyone tell me why?

Thanks!

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Re: Stream music directly from Dropbox

Post by Lowlander » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:15 pm

With MediaMonkey 5? Did you setup through Devices and Services in the Media Tree?
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Re: Stream music directly from Dropbox

Post by Luke6 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:34 pm

I didn't do it thru that portal but when I go to it now, I see Dropbox and I am logged in. I have "Scan Dropbox content to the local database" ticked. I see all my playlists and songs in the playlists but when I try to play anything, nothing happens.

Tx

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Re: Stream music directly from Dropbox

Post by Ludek » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:19 am

I see all my playlists and songs in the playlists but when I try to play anything, nothing happens.
Hi, I wonder how you got DropBox playlists into your library ?
Did you sync the music and playlists to the DropBox using MediaMonkey5?
You need to copy the music and playlists using MediaMonkey5 to the DropBox to have all the metadata and playlists there.
Or are you referring M3U playlists?

Nevertheless even if you don't scan any DropBox content to your library you can still access all the content like this, go to Devices & Services > Drop Box and click Folders, I mean this screen: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q5cbdcatbg35b ... 5.png?dl=0

By the Folders you can access all your DropBox content and stream/play from it using MediaMonkey5 like this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rlkh5y4upal3c ... 0.png?dl=0
i.e. I double-clicked the song "A Player For England" and MM5 plays it directly from DropBox even if it was not uploaded by MM5.
Does it work for you this way for you?

EDIT: A tip: You can also download the DropBox music to cache it locally, either manually via right-click > Download like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3yq7pof1kmqcp ... 7.png?dl=0
or automatically by checking the '[x] Download DropBox content that is not accessible locally' here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q5cbdcatbg35b ... 5.png?dl=0

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