I think you should have a file viewer or player for files that are linked to/in your Proton Drive, much like Google Drive does -- not just downloads of such files.
Chris Smith commented
As far as I'm aware Proton Drive stands alone in Cloud applications having no direct access to play media files held on Cloud. This is pretty poor. Preview of images and video really doesn't cut it/
We appear to have a doc, pdf, and text viewer. Would be great to have a spreadsheet viewer (think libreOffice read-only).
I will like to be able to stream videos as well. The whole 100 mb limit in streaming video on the website is very limiting. Most videos are more than 100 mb. I understand that on-the-fly decryption is somewhat limited in browsers and all, but you can bump up the limit to something more than 100 mb. Something like 500 mb will be better.
DAVID PADILLA commented
How to preview my videos?
Esbjörn Levin commented
I fully agree
Agree, many other cloud services do that, such as MEGA, Gofile, Pixeldrain, etc. It seems pretty standard for a paid host.
Mark Hummington commented
This is an amazing idea. Voted.
Yes - especially for users who are not logged in. I have many friends and family who do not use any Proton services. I wish they preview images and videos for password-protected folders that I share with them!
rick roll commented
having the ability to preview images and videos such as how Google drive allows would be amazing to have on proton drive, especially when sharing big folders of images with friends and family
Preview already works when browsing Drive as owner, but not on shared link page. Upvoted this.
Today i was able to play mp4 and also webm file. :-) If you can not play it, it is possible that the format is not playable in a web browser.
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Feature with much usability!
Would be also great to have a doc/exl-like files editing option (espacially for paying users)
Yess that would be great. I remain on Google Drive only because of this. That would make me switch.
When sharing a link to a video file, the end user should be able to start a preview within their web browser of the content without having to fully download the file to their computer.
i want to select more images or a map and then view the images in rotation automatically. especialy in ipad modus. So i can view multiple images with my grandchilderen. Also a function to set 98% to lower or higher % and save this so it will show all pictures in the same size. Now i have to make each image bigger.
Have ability to see video right from the drive webapp, like youtube. Instead of needed to download it completely.
Without video streaming, uploading videos to drive is pointless from my usage benefits perspective. The need to download the video files destroy the usability.
Father Grigori commented
I agree, at minimum, basic media types need to have in-app previews: images, sound files, videos and common document formats (texts, presentations, etc).
Actually, this is required for the security of file sharing on ProtonDrive: without previews, the recipient always has to download the content to their device. Someone else may have access to that device currently (shared with a family member, or it may be a work laptop/phone), or there may be unauthorized access in the future (the device is lost, or it runs a vulnerable operating system and is infiltrated by a virus, or a future owner may be able to restore deleted data from the hard drive).
It's important to emphasize that the preview should be available to the *recipient* of the link as well. Currently the little preview that is available (only for images I think) is only available to the uploader from within ProtonDrive. The recipient can't preview it.
Bottom line: if interaction with the content can stay within the browser, most of these scenarios won't mean a threat to the privacy of shared data.
.pdf preview has seemed to work well for me, I'm not sure if there would be any more difficulty with something "proprietary" like the Microsoft suite, I personally use FOSS office software and some of their more common standards could be used as a test bed for previews. Definitely an awesome tool though.