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  • Plugin Author Kyle Gilman


    It’s difficult to prevent users from saving your videos once you put them online. You could disable right-clicking on video elements, which will dissuade most casual downloaders.

    Try this. In js/kgvid_video_embed.js find the line

    function kgvid_setup_video(id) {

    and paste this code directly below it

    jQuery('.kgvid_wrapper').bind('contextmenu', function(e) {
       return false;

    Thanks for the response. This is my first try at modifying a plug in so I might have done something wrong. I did as you asked and saw no change at all.

    I’ll tell you what I did step by step so you can perhaps spot a mistake I made. I copied the original file to a folder I created called copy. I then opened the js/kgvid_video_embed.js file using the code editor and found the line: function kgvid_setup_video(id) {

    I copied your code piece and pasted it in the line directly after the line you specified. I saved the file, and then went to the wordpress editor and made a new post with a video.

    I saw no change.

    I then removed the line and saved so I am back to normal. Again, no change.

    Did I do things correctly and if so, is this probably impossible? I do think simply turning off the right click is enough, but also, I have seen video players that do not allow copying. There must be a way to turn off the right click, but your suggestion seemed not to do that.

    Thanks again, and I will try anything you suggest.

    I found another plug in that hides the download link. I do like the ease of use in your plug in but this other one serves me better right now.
    Thank you.

    Plugin Author Kyle Gilman


    That was the right way to modify the plugin. You probably didn’t see a change because your browser had cached the old js file. If you still want to try it out, make the edit and then test it in a browser that’s never been to your website. Or hit shift-reload a bunch of times. You can tell Chrome not to cache js using these instructions:

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