How to prevent downloading video files from your Shopify store

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You’ve uploaded videos to your Shopify store and embed them by HTML 5 tag (<video>). In fact, the visitors can download this videos. Because, the Chrome browser will show a download button on the player.

You can prevent downloading video files by prevent showing Download button for HTML 5 video. It’s simple.

You just add a new attribute controlsList with the value is nodownload.

And now, the download button will don’t appear.

The AntiCopy is a Shopify app, that helps you to protect your site’s content from being reused by malicious merchants. It has integrated this feature in its functions.

If you aren’t technically, you can use this app to protect the videos on your Shopify store.

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3 Responses

  1. Tovo says:

    Hi there, thank you so much for this piece of gold! Just wanted to know how can you also prevent them from “holding screen” and download the video?

  2. Miriam says:

    Hi, I’m trying to make an mp4 video play automatically and repeat. I have been able to achieve this, but I also need to make it so that people cannot download it. I included the controlsList=”nodownload”>, but it is still downloadable.

    When I add the “nodownload” and save, it add and = between the ” “, just before the muted.

    Here is the full code that I have entered.

    Your browser does not support our video.

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