Create a Dropbox link to allow a video download. http://TownsvilleSocialMediaMarketing.com - Dropbox is a great application for sharing large files. I use it every day, especially with our clients that we create short videos for. These videos can be quite large files over 50mb which are impossible to email.
We save the video files to the Public Folder of Dropbox and then share the link to the client. Problem is this link forces the client to 'view' the video in a browser but doesn't give them the option to download and save the video to their harddrive.
ANSWER: I found this bit of code that you can add to the end of the Dropbox share URL and will force the recipient to download the video and save it to their harddrive.
1. Save the video to the Public Folder in DropBox on your harddrive;
2. Right mouse click on the file and COPY PUBLIC LINK;
3. Paste the link into notepad or an email and then type "?dl=1" directly after the URL (eg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/999756290/MiOCSVid1.mp4?dl=1)
4. Send the link to the recipient and when they click on the link they will be asked to save the file to their harddrive.
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