Prevent download

Hello everyone,

I'm new to CC and have searched the forum but couldn't find the answer to this. I want to use CC, but before I install it, my main requirement is to control whether viewers can download the video or not. Similar to one of the privacy features of Vimeo.

Is it possible to prevent a viewer downloading my videos?



  • edited July 2017
    Not out of the box. Videos are provided by standard http progressive download. So they can be downloaded at any time.

    You would need to implement a custom temporary token system to only allow authorized users to access the video file. This can be done using most CDNs and even Amazon AWS.

    The other approach is to chunk the file into pieces for delivery and have the player or something reassemble them for playback. This is the approach several sports and entertainment companies take. It is alot more complex and also not built in.

    Hope this answers your questions.
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