Avoid video downloads

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Avoid video downloads

Postby fabianvargas » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:46 am

Hello:

I don´t know if this is possible. A friend have a website where he show videos, but he ask me if is possible just to show the video and avoid the download with some firefox extension or other way...

Is this possible with mod_rewrite? Maybe using {HTTP_REFERER} ?

Can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance

Fabián
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Postby richardk » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:23 am

HTTP_REFERER will only allow/disallow a request from a specific location, it won't stop someone from downloading the file once they've go there.

Sites like Google Video and YouTube stop users downloading the video by embedding it in flash.
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