Dropbox Replay: an overview

Dropbox Replay is currently in beta and is subject to additional terms.

Dropbox Replay is an audio and video collaboration tool that allows users to consolidate comments, provide feedback, and finalize audio and video projects. It also integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, and other editing software to provide access to feedback directly from your editing tools.

How to add an audio or video file

To upload an audio or video file 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 files in the top-right corner.
  5. Click Add from Dropbox or Upload video or audio.
  6. Choose the file you'd like to add.
  7. Click Add or Open.
    • Once upload is complete, a thumbnail for your file will appear under Your work.
  8. Click the thumbnail to open your file for drawing, commenting, or to begin a live review session.

Note: Drawing is only available for video files.

To create a new version of a file:

  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 file you’d like to share.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis) in the top-right corner.
  6. Hover over New version.
  7. Click Add from Dropbox or Upload video or audio.
  8. Choose the file you'd like to add.
  9. Click Add or Open.
    • Once upload is complete, the thumbnail for your file will refresh and the number of file versions will appear at the bottom right corner (Example: V2).

How to share an audio or video file

To share an audio or video file 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 file 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 file.
  8. Paste the link where you’d like to share it.

Note: Links to files will display the title of the file as well as a thumbnail preview and a short description of Dropbox Replay.

To share a project folder 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 folder 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 file.
  8. Paste the link where you’d like to share it.

How to delete a file

To delete a file 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 file you’d like to share.
  5. Click “” (ellipsis) in the top-right corner.
  6. Click Delete from the menu that appears.
  7. Confirm by clicking Delete in the prompted message.
    • This will delete all versions of the file.

To delete a version of a file 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 the file you'd like to delete a version of.
  5. Click on the version dropdown menu in the top-left corner.
    • This will be marked by the version that is open (Example: V2).
  6. Click “” (vertical ellipsis) next to the version you’d like to delete.
  7. Click Delete this version.
    • You can also Delete all versions from this menu.

How to start a live review session

You can start a live review session to review audio and video files with collaborators in real-time. During a live review session, you can comment directly on the frame, as well as see what others are commenting. If you start a live review session for a video file, you and your collaborators can also draw on the frame and see what others are drawing. Anyone in the live review session can control audio or video playback. Learn more about live review sessions.

FAQs about Dropbox Replay

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

Deleting the original audio or video file in your Dropbox account will not have an effect on your Replay project. The only way an audio or video file (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 audio or video file in my Dropbox account?

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

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

Those who have access to the file in Dropbox will automatically have access to the file 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. Read more about system requirements for Dropbox Replay.

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

No, users don’t have to join a live session to make notes or post comments.

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

This means the live 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 on videos 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.

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