How to disable download option in video block macro

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How to disable download option in video block macro

stevef
When I use a video block macro to reference an .mp4 hosted on a website,  its playback controls provide an option to download the video. Is there a way to suppress the download option while still providing the other playback controls?  

Please note I'm not referring to videos on YouTube or Vimeo. Also, I know that the download option does not appear if the video is hosted on the same site as the HTML page.

In my use case, I want to embed the Asciidoctor HTML inside an iOS app. To keep the app small, I want to host videos outside of the app. But I don't want users to download them.

Is this possible? If not, this might be an enhancement to consider. Thanks Dan!



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Re: How to disable download option in video block macro

mojavelinux
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What would the HTML need to be for that? Is is the same as the download attribute proposed here?


-Dan

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 2:24 PM, stevef [via Asciidoctor :: Discussion] <[hidden email]> wrote:
When I use a video block macro to reference an .mp4 hosted on a website,  its playback controls provide an option to download the video. Is there a way to suppress the download option while still providing the other playback controls?  

Please note I'm not referring to videos on YouTube or Vimeo. Also, I know that the download option does not appear if the video is hosted on the same site as the HTML page.

In my use case, I want to embed the Asciidoctor HTML inside an iOS app. To keep the app small, I want to host videos outside of the app. But I don't want users to download them.

Is this possible? If not, this might be an enhancement to consider. Thanks Dan!






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stevef
Not the same. I now think you should disregard my request, Dan. After more testing, it appears the download option is a behavior of the HTML5 video tag. That's something Asciidoctor would not have control over.

The HTML5 player works differently if the HTML page is opened from a hard drive, versus a host server. If the video is in the same folder as the html page, and I open the page from my hard drive, the player does not have the download link. When both files are hosted, the player always displays a download option, regardless of where the video is.  The video can be on the same site, or another. Either way, the download link is shown.

So if I were to embed the html in an app, I would still have the download link if the video was hosted on a server.

I use AsciiDoctor for all kinds of projects. Thanks Dan, for supporting it and vastly improving this awesome markup and toolchains.
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Re: How to disable download option in video block macro

stevef
When I open the url in Safari on my iPhone, iOS does not display download options. So the video macro should work great for my use case, which is to develop a training course iOS app. In Chrome, the download option appears, but since Xcode apps use Safari, users will never see a button. I apologize for asking for help before I had thoroughly vetted my approach.
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mojavelinux
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Thanks for the insight!

> I use AsciiDoctor for all kinds of projects. Thanks Dan, for supporting it and vastly improving this awesome markup and toolchains.

Thanks! I love hearing that! I'm going to keep doing my part to make it more awesome by the day.

Cheers,

-Dan

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 4:19 PM, stevef [via Asciidoctor :: Discussion] <[hidden email]> wrote:
When I open the url in Safari on my iPhone, iOS does not display download options. So the video macro should work great for my use case, which is to develop a training course iOS app. In Chrome, the download option appears, but since Xcode apps use Safari, users will never see a button. I apologize for asking for help before I had thoroughly vetted my approach.


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