I am currently migrating from Google Drive to Dropbox. And I’m having trouble playing videos on infuse from dropbox. I didn’t really watch anything and now I get a playback error. Which can’t be because dropbox quotas are unused and there are over a billion API calls a month available.
What would we have?
Infuse doesn’t work well with dropbox.
Other apps, such as nPlayer, play files without problems, while infuse gives an error on all devices about not being able to play a video file.
According to your logs, it looks like Dropbox is sending back a 409 error.
According to Dropbox, this is an endpoint-specific error when can happen sometimes when files are moved or changed.
409 - Conflict (Endpoint Specific Error)
Endpoint specific errors can have a variety of different causes - refer to the specific endpoint’s documentation to see error cases and how to handle them.
One of the more common causes for many of these categories of errors is path_not_found. Remember - users may move and delete content, or change the permissions of shared folder at any time through the Dropbox UI - so be sure to test against this behavior.
I try that, but it didn’t work. Today it worked. At the time I started getting the error, I was copying data to dropbox, but there were no API calls on the infuse side, nor was there any activity in the log.
Any ideas on how to prevent this error in the future?
Unfortunately it happened again. I didn’t even open any movies, just tested the access speed, but when I wanted to watch a movie, I got an error right away.
Nothing works, infuse can’t access dropbox just flat out.
One of the reasons for a Dropbox 409 error is “restricted_content”, which means that file is restricted due to a copyright claim. Dropbox scans your files and compares their hashes to a list of files with copyright claims, so make sure any files in your Dropbox aren’t downloaded from any media sharing services (or that they don’t have their original hash).
I haven’t used (or paid for)my Dropbox for ages, yet they never shut it down…so I thought I would test it out to help troubleshoot.
Firstly I had real issues connecting back and Infuse on iOS actually crashed several times whilst doing my 3rd party auth. I got the connection successful eventually though.
I only added my 4K HDR and or DV test movie section that I still have on there.
There’s about 30 such movies and they took a long time to scan in (it may have always been this way compared to connecting to Google Drive).
One confirmed everything had scanned in and once the tech specs of the files (Dynamic Range, resolution and audio details) were showing on the preplay screen, I have played Dunkirk, GOTG 1, Godzilla vs. Kong for 10-15 minutes each and am currently watching Mulan. All loaded pretty instantly.
To add this is on at Apple TV 2023.
It’s a totally different story on iOS.
Everything says failed to play within a millisecond of even trying to play it. Whilst the files on Google Drive play instantly.
I should also add I’m running the latest TestFlight on both devices.
One more update on this.
As I mentioned earlier I was watching Mulan throughout on the Apple TV. I stopped it with 10 minutes to go and when I tried to restart it it failed, as did every other movie on the Apple TV via Dropbox.