Apache: How to force download a file using .htaccess ?
I have some videos that i want other people to download it instead of playing it on the browsers.
First, i just try to upload that file to my web document folder and share the link, i found that the user can watch the video directly, this is not what i want, i want the user to download it to their computer, then watch it from their computer later. I did some research and i found that there is a very easy way to accomplish, you just need add the following like to .htaccess file
AddType application/octet-stream .mpg
AddType application/octet-stream .mov
AddType application/octet-stream .mp4
This applies to Apache Server , tested on Linux Ubuntu.
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