How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

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How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

Postby kfi4all » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:12 pm

Greetings to All WBB users on board for another New year (2017).

Well, i have a problem, trying to prevent site users from making
efforts to download my audio and video files without authorization.
How do i achieve this?
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Re: How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

Postby [RZ] » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:44 pm

all elements that are visible on your page are downloadable in some way or another
if the visitor sees them, is because they already are in his computer cache
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Re: How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

Postby Pablo » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:14 pm

The only way to prevent files from being downloaded is by putting them in a secure section of your website. For example, in a password protected folder on the server.
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Re: How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

Postby kfi4all » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:40 pm

Thanks Pablo. I also thought of that before now; just thinking if there
are other solutions to this problem of preventing users from downloading
media files without authorization.
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Re: How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

Postby BaconFries » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:01 pm

Came across this example from Navaldesign. Will post url to page in question if you think could be useful.
http://www.dbtechnosystems.com/wb6/download/
It may also be possible using a . htaccess file see the following
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1402 ... -using-php
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1023 ... url-access
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Re: How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

Postby ColinM » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:46 am

Hi KF,

If you are using the HTML5 object to embed your videos I'm wondering if you could use the old trick of preventing image downloads (at least by natural mouse right click) by adding an invisible object in front of the download arrow - just needs to be an invisible shape (Published as CSS3 if you want to make it responsive) .
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Re: How to Prevent automatic Audio & Video file download

Postby Patr100 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:25 pm

kfi4all wrote:Greetings to All WBB users on board for another New year (2017).

Well, i have a problem, trying to prevent site users from making
efforts to download my audio and video files without authorization.
How do i achieve this?


As with any content, if it plays in the browser, it can be downloaded or extracted. With a screen capture program if necessary. Many may be deterred by certain measures eg prevent right click but they would only make me more determined to save it
by other means. You may be able to embed a third party video/audio host script (not Youtube which can be easily circumvented) which hides the url of the original file and at least deters the download of the original file.
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