How can I disable the download option in a guest account?

Support for your TonidoPlug
aricktech
Rookie Tonidoid
Rookie Tonidoid
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:14 pm

How can I disable the download option in a guest account?

Postby aricktech » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:29 pm

Hello,

I would like to disable or remove the download button / option in a guest account. I want to share a video but I do not want the guest to be able to downloaded.
Thank you!
Attachments
Tonido Webshare.gif
Tonido Webshare.gif (112.79 KiB) Viewed 1981 times

neato
Super Tonidoid
Super Tonidoid
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:26 am

Re: How can I disable the download option in a guest account

Postby neato » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:31 pm

I'm not completely sure about the following, but

Streaming on Tonido is still downloading. It's just that the file is being downloaded into cache instead of into a permanent folder. If the guest did not have download capability, then they would not be able to stream in Tonido either. Hence, removing the download option in the Tonido interface would not accomplish anything since the guest could still right click on the file and download it through the option provided them by their web browser.

To stream without allowing download I think requires using flash or javascript or other such embedded scripts that allow control over that sort of thing. For example, the movies that are available on hulu.com are streamed through flash to prevent the viewer from actually downloading the movie. This isn't available in the off-the-shelf Tonido software. However, I could imagine a plugin being made that allows secure streaming of video in a shared folder using flash.

User avatar
madhan
Admin Tonidoid
Admin Tonidoid
Posts: 8617
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:13 am
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Contact:

Re: How can I disable the download option in a guest account

Postby madhan » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:57 am

Yes, exactly as neato said.

aricktech
Rookie Tonidoid
Rookie Tonidoid
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:14 pm

Re: How can I disable the download option in a guest account

Postby aricktech » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:39 pm

Ok I see, Thank you!


Return to “TonidoPlug Support”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests