Friday, October 12, 2012 5:57 PM
I am asking on someones behalf how to implement a link to a .mp4 file for download. Do you simply put the .mp4 file in a directory and create a link to that directory and file or would that only play the file?
The goal is to make the open/save as window to pop up when the link is clicked.
Friday, October 12, 2012 6:08 PM
A direct link to the mp4 file on the page may get opened in the users default media player. If you really want to force a download then use the method described here:
Friday, October 12, 2012 7:47 PM
You can also force a download prompt by zipping the file. Zip is not a playable extension, so the browser should offer a download prompt when the link is clicked. Once downloaded, all modern OSes have native support for zip files, so the visitor can open a play it without a problem.
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- Marked As Answer by Travel Trips Friday, October 12, 2012 8:33 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012 8:34 PM
Both answers are great but paladyn's was the easiest and quickest plus the one I was trying to think of.