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Make a direct link download file for Vislab using Google Drive

Google drive’s share link is not a direct download link off the bat, so it wont work directly with Vislab but with a quick conversion, it works perfectly. For example the following is a typical sharing link you get from google drive (This isn’t compatible)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u13-QSok7jCEkRBBWxMh-gUuvdDGZa2j/view?usp=sharing


After converting to direct download link it looks like this: (This is compatible)

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1u13-QSok7jCEkRBBWxMh-gUuvdDGZa2j

You’ll notice the file ID is the same, but instead of “view?usp=sharing” it becomes “uc?export=download&id=” we can manually edit the link to the correct format, or there is this website that does it for you:

https://sites.google.com/site/gdocs2direct/

So…. Just use the conversion website. It’s very easy.