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jGromit

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Chrome media download
Posted: 10-Apr-2017 15:41
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Chrome 55 introduced new media (video, audio) controls that included, by default, a download icon. There were, as expected, howls of protest, since there was no easy way to turn it off. Site visitors were always able to download the video (right-click, "Save video as..."), but having an icon there made it very obvious.

This will be fixed in Chrome 58. Here's the writeup:

https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/03/chrome-58-media-updates#controlslist

Happily, other browsers will simply ignore the new controlsList attribute, so it's an easy matter to include it in your code if you're using the native HTML5 <video> and <audio> tags.

Edit: Note that this will only remove the download icon. It will still be possible for site visitors to download the video by right-clicking and choosing "Save video as..."
Laza

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Re: Chrome media download
Posted: 10-Apr-2017 18:36   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
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How much time I spent on finding a resolution. What a dumb way of introducing a new feature.
jGromit

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Re: Chrome media download
Posted: 10-Apr-2017 19:20   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
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Laza wrote:
What a dumb way of introducing a new feature.

This is the kind of thing I'm referring to when I say, Don't do me any "favors."
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