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  Monday, 26 June 2023
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Just started using MediaBox to make some of our Presentations (MP4) available online.
I see that there is an option for the user to Download the video.
Can this option be removed ?
I tried to find the CSS to do this but failed.

I know that a determined user could rightclick/F12 to download the video but at least the option
would not be obvious.

Regards
more than a month ago
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#114034
Mediabox uses the browser's internal media player for mp4 video and mp3 audio, so we are stuck with the support those browsers offer to enable or disable media player features.

In Chromium browser (Chrome, Edge, Brave etc.) there is a controlslist property for the video and audio tags, which can be used to set th controls available. Firefox does not yet support this property, but it also does not display a download option in the media player controls.

To set this property for MediaBox depends on how you are creating the popup.

If you are doing it in HTML in the Code Editor, then you add the data-mediabox-controlslist="nodownload" attribute to the link, eg:

<a href="/images/big_buck_bunny_trailer_480p.mp4" class="jcepopup" data-mediabox="1" data-mediabox-controlslist="nodownload">Big Buck Bunny</a>


If you are creating the popup using the Link dialog, then add the property as a Parameter in the Popup tab, eg:
https://cdn.joomlacontenteditor.net/tmp/114031-mediabox-download-option-1.jpg

If you are using the Media Manager to create the popup, then add the property as an Attribute in the Media Options tab, eg:
https://cdn.joomlacontenteditor.net/tmp/114031-mediabox-download-option-2.jpg

You can read more about the controlslist property here - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/video#controlslist

Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean everybody isn't out to get you.

more than a month ago
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#114037
Excellent !
Thankyou.
I can disable rightclick.
That's all I can do to protect coursework.
Regards
more than a month ago
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#114039
An alternative to self-hosting the video is to use a service like Vimeo or Youtube. You don't have to publish the videos publicly, but can still embed them in the site or open them in Mediabox.

Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean everybody isn't out to get you.

more than a month ago
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#114045
I now see in Dropbox I can share link but forbid downloading !
Thanks
more than a month ago
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#114062
Sorry to be slow to understand, but how does that prevent a bad user downloading files ?


With video streaming services the video is not hosted directly on your site, and is displayed in the service's own video player via and iframe. This prevents the user from directly downloading the file (however Youtube does included a download button which you may or may not be able to remove). Vimeo includes an option to disable download in its paid plans.

Other streaming video services are available, eg: Wistia - https://wistia.com, Streamable - https://streamable.com

Also, for reference see - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9756837/prevent-html5-video-from-being-downloaded-right-click-saved

Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean everybody isn't out to get you.

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