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How To: Direct Link Audio from Dropbox

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sophie-bear, May 17, 2020.

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  1. Sophie-bear

    Sophie-bear 3D Modeler Staff Member Developer

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    The benefits of playing direct audio links in GMod Cruise Line are numerous. You do not have to wait for audio fetching, you do not have to worry about audio/video synchronization, and you get a super cool graphic visualizer on your GMCL media player of choice (which varies depending on the type of screen used).

    Below, I will show you how to direct link audio from Dropbox, since direct linking audio isn't made super obvious on this service.

    Step 1
    First, you will need to select your desired audio file from your Dropbox account, and click the "Share" button that appears when you mouse over it.
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    Step 2
    Once you've clicked the share button for the first time, you will see a button labeled "Create Link". You only need to do this the first time you follow these steps for each file. Click that button.
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    Step 3
    Now a new button will appear that says "Copy Link". Click that and if you see the message from Image 2 below, you've done it correctly.
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    Step 4
    Paste that link in the GMCL Media Player request menu (this is found in the Q menu in any room a media player is present). Once you do so, replace the text "dl=0" at the end of the URL with "raw=1". This is the magic that turns the link into a direct link. You can now request your audio :)
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