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Snippet Name: Instruct browser to download multimedia files rather than display them

Description: Here is a useful method for delivering multimedia file downloads to your users. Typically, browsers will attempt to play or stream such files when direct links are clicked. With this method, provide a link to a multimedia file and a dialogue box will provide users the choice of saving the file or opening it.

Note: Here are a few .htaccess rules demonstrating the technique (edit file types according to your specific needs).

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Last Modified: 2014-05-18 18:31:58

Language: .htaccess

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# instruct browser to download multimedia files AddType application/octet-stream .avi AddType application/octet-stream .mpg AddType application/octet-stream .wmv AddType application/octet-stream .mp3


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