Collaborating on a video and audio recordsdata inside Dropbox simply bought a bit easier. On Thursday, January 24, Dropbox launched time-based feedback, permitting customers so as to add a remark at a selected level in a video or audio file. The device, Dropbox says, is designed to assist simplify collaboration on media recordsdata.

Feedback could be positioned at a selected spot contained in the video timeline. For instance, customers can insert a notice to debate an audio error at one level within the video. Beforehand, customers must notice the time in a remark to consult with particular elements of the video. Like different Dropbox feedback, customers can nonetheless use the “@“ tag to say particular group members.

“Time-based commenting helps you retain feedback out of messy electronic mail threads and get everybody’s suggestions in Dropbox alongside the recordsdata themselves,” the weblog submit asserting the replace reads. “Now once you share a video or audio file, recipients can place a remark at a selected place on the file’s timeline.”

The replace additionally consists of enhanced playback choices. For 1080p movies, customers can view thumbnails of the timeline to discover a particular spot within the video quicker. Audio will also be previewed utilizing visible waveforms, whereas playback pace will also be adjusted.

The brand new function works with greater than 30 various kinds of audio and video recordsdata, like MPEG-4, QuickTime, MXF, MP3, and WAV recordsdata. Not like collaborating by electronic mail, Dropbox says there isn’t a have to resize the video to suit inside a selected dimension restrict, with assist for a number of gigabytes. 

“Over the previous few years, we’ve made our file commenting system extra highly effective for the hundreds of thousands of individuals utilizing Dropbox to share on daily basis. Options like preview assist for brand spanking new file codecs and commenting on particular parts of recordsdata have helped streamline the method of sending and receiving suggestions. And our new time-based commenting function takes it one step additional,” the corporate shared in a weblog submit.

The up to date video and audio choices have begun rolling out on each the Dropbox web site in addition to the corporate’s iOS app. Dropbox says the function may also roll out to Android customers quickly. The function is on the market throughout a number of sorts of Dropbox accounts for Dropbox Skilled, Enterprise Superior, Enterprise, and Schooling customers.

Up to date on January 24 with correction on sorts of Dropbox accounts the place the function is on the market.

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