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Eric Castillo6,427 Points
Storing and referencing Audio and Video files?
Nick mentions that if we want to store audio and video files, instead of doing it locally, we should use a file hosting site like google drive or dropbox. In the examples, we are referencing the files using a provided site URL.
But let's say we're just starting to create a page on our desktop computers and we have a bunch of files on our dropbox that we are referencing in the HTML code:
When it comes time to upload the site, as well as the audio/video files, to our server that hosts our domain, do we need to change each and every source to point to the new address? Is there any way to automate this or avoid having to change the address all together?
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,680 Points
I'm not sure I'm completely understanding your question, as you didn't link to the video in question.
Without the context of the video and Nick's comment, I'm only guessing... Sorry.
If you're already hosting the files on dropbox, the URL used to access them is not going to change once you upload the site to your server. so nothing in the HTML file will need to change. Local hosting or remote hosting will still use the same URL to access the file, as you are not moving the files, just your site.
If you're talking about actually storing those files with your site files on the server, then you really shouldn't be using dropbox as you develop locally, as all relevant files should be part of the same file tree and then all uploaded all at once.
If these are not what you are wondering, please repost a new thread, but link directly from the video where Nick makes this comment. To do this, you simply click the
Get Help button located at the bottom right of the video page.
Hope this does help. :)