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#2437941 - 07/02/15 04:47 PM Box.com
Crocus Offline
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Registered: 11/15/11
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Loc: Vancouver, Canada
I'm taking a bit of a liberty here and may get my knuckles rapped but I've posted this question to another forum and had zero response. It's not directly "synth and keyboard" related, although it sort of is, at least technology-related. I record and post my recordings on PW and would like to switch to Box.com (I'm hearing dire predictions for Soundcloud, which I've been using).

And when I post to Box.com, my personal information (other files, my name) are showing up faint but readable behind the little box in the centre of the screen with the start button on it. Naturally, I'd like that information not to be there and it's not there on other people's posts that I listen to.

I've contacted Box.com and they seem unable to tell me how to fix this. So …. this being a forum full of technology-savvy people, I thought maybe somebody could tell me what I'm doing wrong here. I'm baffled.

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#2438045 - 07/02/15 10:50 PM Re: Box.com [Re: Crocus]
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I'm sorry I can't help you directly with your issue but I will share what I can. Firstly, I find Box client software and syncing features to be half baked. When I started to use it I found all sort of nagging issues like no support for multiple users to edit documents, strange behavior when sharing files with extensions Box didn't recognise so wouldn't sync. I uninstalled and have never looked back.

There are many cloud storage solutions at the moment. All of them have free and pay options. You should create an account specifically for sharing your music that doesn't refer to anything personal you don't want to share. There is Microsoft's One Drive, Google Drive, and DropBox. I find DropBox by far to be the easiest to use, the client software you install on your computer works very well. Syncing and syncing options are well thought out. It's easy to set up sharing of a folder or files with privileges. You can easily create links to files for sharing through email with non descriptive links. In everyday use the greatest complement I can give the developers of Drop Box is, it just works.

Best advice I can give is switch.

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#2438048 - 07/02/15 11:16 PM Re: Box.com [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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ElmerJFudd - Thanks very much for that information ! The whole "cloud storage" thing is a bit of a gap in my techno-knowledge and I didn't actually think of that option, looking for a different one. I've really liked using Soundcloud but we'll see whether they stay afloat or not. In the meantime I'd like to post my music to another place and will check into the three you suggested. Great advice, much appreciated.

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#2438053 - 07/02/15 11:48 PM Re: Box.com [Re: Crocus]
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Crocus, what dire predictions did you hear about Soundcloud, just out of interest?
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#2438064 - Yesterday at 12:34 AM Re: Box.com [Re: Kawai James]
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Kawai James - This is the sort of thing I've read recently online. I remember not long ago when good ol' Grooveshark disappeared suddenly one day and it makes me nervous when I read similar rumblings about Soundcloud. Am I making too much of it ?

http://www.youredm.com/2015/06/23/soundcloud-is-about-to-be-hit-with-copyright-infringement-lawsuits


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#2438073 - Yesterday at 01:34 AM Re: Box.com [Re: Crocus]
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Originally Posted By Crocus
ElmerJFudd - Thanks very much for that information ! The whole "cloud storage" thing is a bit of a gap in my techno-knowledge
It's far less "tech" than many ITers would have you believe. Basically you're just saving stuff on a server (someone else's PC, basically) via the internet.

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#2438074 - Yesterday at 01:47 AM Re: Box.com [Re: bill5]
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bill5 - Thanks, it's just not anything I thought much about till I started posting pieces of music here in one of the forums. Your explanation is a good one.

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#2438085 - Yesterday at 03:47 AM Re: Box.com [Re: Crocus]
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If you are still logged in to box.com while you are viewing the link you would post, you will still see your name and files in the background.

However, other people will not see any of those things.

Try logging out of box.com and then visiting your link, and see if you still have that problem.

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#2438088 - Yesterday at 04:20 AM Re: Box.com [Re: Tyruke]
Crocus Offline
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Hi Tyruke - Thanks but I tried that very thing earlier today with no luck. I sent the link to myself in an email, then made sure I was logged out of Box.com and then visited my link and there in the background were my files and my name as before.

It's been suggested (see earlier post above from ElmerJFudd) that I think about using another cloud storage provider so that's the trail I'm on right now. The learning curve continues. But thanks !

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#2438287 - Yesterday at 05:37 PM Re: Box.com [Re: Crocus]
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Originally Posted By Crocus
Hi Tyruke - Thanks but I tried that very thing earlier today with no luck. I sent the link to myself in an email, then made sure I was logged out of Box.com and then visited my link and there in the background were my files and my name as before.

It's been suggested (see earlier post above from ElmerJFudd) that I think about using another cloud storage provider so that's the trail I'm on right now. The learning curve continues. But thanks !


I see... If that's the case then I recommend Google Drive as an alternative. It also has a built in audio player so that people can listen to the file without having to download it first. It also gives 15GB of free online storage.

This is an example of what a link to a piano recording would like like.

Pianoteq 5 Short Improv

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#2438385 - Today at 03:57 AM Re: Box.com [Re: Tyruke]
Crocus Offline
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Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 65
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
Thanks Tyruke, Google Drive was also one of the possibilities suggested by ElmerJFudd (although he had very good things to say about DropBox also) so I'm looking at all of them. Really appreciate your input.

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