Is there a way to delete from a video's controls bar the icon for saving the video. I don't want people to download/save my videos.

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Is there a way to delete from a video's controls bar the icon for saving the video. I don't want people to download/save my videos. TIA
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At this time there is not a way to remove it. I am sorry. We are investigating, but this seems to have been added to the online player we call for our media players. Or it may have been added by the browsers.
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Thanks Drew! I really need to get this remedied as my videos are proprietary. I'd hate to have to abandon Homestead in favor of a different host due to something like this. Please do whatever you can to fix this.

Much appreciated!!
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I am not sure we can. We do not make the media players. They are simply players available online that make it easy to access and eliminates the need for plugins. I believe you can protect it if you use a service such as YouTube to serve the videos. I will see if we can do anything to remove it, but from our end that requires planning and designing the code, actually coding and then testing, so it is not something we can immediately change.
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Actually, it appears this was added by Chrome initially. It appears that there is a way in code to remove this option. You would need to add the video via an HTML box and include the extra code to remove the download. I will add a request for this to be added to the options, but can't promise anything at this time.
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Thanks Drew. Still building my site so we have some time. 

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I am going to archive this topic now, but wanted to let you know that we do plan on adding this control to the media players. I don't have an ETA, but my guess is it will just so up at some point. So keep a watch out for it.

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