Dropbox Replay: an overview

Dropbox Replay will be available in beta soon. To join the waitlist, request advance access at experience.dropbox.com/form/replay-sign-up.

Note: Replay is currently subject to additional terms. We request that you keep your experience confidential. To submit feedback, email replay-feedback@dropbox.com, or join the Dropbox Community group to share feedback and chat with other early users.

Dropbox Replay is a video tool from Dropbox that allows users to create, collaborate on, and deliver video content. 

Add a video

To upload a video in Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Click Add Video in the top-right corner.
  5. Click the checkbox next to the video you’d like to add.
  6. Click Choose
    • Once upload is complete, a thumbnail for your video will appear under Videos.
  7. Click the thumbnail to open your video for drawing, commenting, or to begin a live review session.

Share a video

To share a video in Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Hover over the thumbnail of the video you’d like to share.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis) in the top-right corner.
  6. Click Share from the menu that appears.
  7. Click Copy Link to the right of Review and comment or View-only link depending on if you want users to be able to comment on the video.
  8. Paste the link where you’d like to share it.

Start a live review session

You can start a live review session to review videos with collaborators in real-time. During a live review session, you can comment or draw directly on the frame as well as see what others are commenting or drawing. Anyone in the live review session can control video playback.

To start a live review session in Replay:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click the grid icon in the top-left corner.
  3. Click Replay from the menu that appears.
    • Dropbox Replay will open in a new tab.
  4. Open the video you’d like to review.
  5. Click Join in the top-right corner.
    • A note will appear at the bottom of your screen, notifying you that a live session has begun.
  6. Click Share in the top-right corner.
  7. Click Copy Link to the right of Review and comment or View-only link depending on if you want users to be able to comment on the video.
  8. The link will be copied to your clipboard and available to share. 
  9. Users (with permission) will now be able to draw on the video and provide comments using the right-side panel.
    • During a live session, users will be able to each other's cursor movement on the video.
  10. Click Leave in the top-right corner to exit the session and go to private viewing.

FAQs

What happens if I delete the original video from my Dropbox account?

Deleting the original video in your Dropbox account will not have an effect on your Replay project. The only way a video (and its comments) can be deleted from Replay is by a user directly removing it from their Replay dashboard.

What happens if I rename or move the original video in my Dropbox account?

Moving or renaming the original video in Dropbox will not affect the file in Replay. 

Who will have access to the video in Replay that I imported from Dropbox?

Those who have access to the video in Dropbox will automatically have access to the video in Replay.

Are there any system requirements for Replay?

Replay runs through the internet browser on your desktop. To ensure the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome.

Do I have to join a live review session to leave comments?

No, users do not have to join a live session to make notes or post comments on a video.

What does a “Shutdown in progress” error message mean?

This means the review feature is down for maintenance. Maintenance usually takes 30-45 minutes.

I forgot to post my drawings, can I get them back?

Your drawings will be saved as drafts, marked as empty circles on the video timeline that you can click to view. You can either Post drawing as comment by clicking the paper airplane icon or Delete drawing by clicking the trashcan icon.

What file types are supported with Dropbox Replay?

If your video has one of the following extensions, it can be uploaded into Dropbox Replay. File sizes up to 150GB can be uploaded.

  • .3gp
  • .3gpp
  • .3gpp2.
  • .asf
  • .avi
  • .dv
  • .flv
  • .m2t
  • .m2ts
  • .m4v
  • .mkv
  • .mov
  • .mp4
  • .mpeg
  • .mpg
  • .mts
  • .mxf
  • .oggtheora
  • .ogv
  • .rm
  • .ts
  • .vob
  • .webm
  • .wmv
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