Audio Player with a "no download" option


Is there any Audio Player that prevent’s the possibility of downloading the music. I know in some theme’s there’s a function preventing downloading pictures. Does it really work. Does it exist for audio?
Thanks guys,


the playlister by stacks4stacks is great! it really works. and there’s an option to allow users to download or not (according to how u want it).

There is no way to secure any media download without server side handling. You can make it harder to protect them but for a 100%-protection, you need a server that only streams the file and protects it from direct access. And even then, users can always grab the content with a tool (screenshots, …).
In short: if you want to secure your audio files, you should consider choosing a streaming service like soundcloud.

Hi @RWDJ @chris is right - that could be the most secure way

With Audio Stack for example ( there’s an option to add easy to download links so you can share the music, but switching this off hides the URL - but users who want to could look at the source code and see where the audio is located and download the file.

This stack can stream shoutcase ( so that might be another option for streaming :wink:

How important is this feature for you to disable downloads completely in an audio player stack? I think about implementing such an option (where the audio actually is served with PHP) in the smPlayer stack but it isn’t as easy as just copying/pasting/modifying some code.
The easier solution would be to just disable the links, so a user will have to find the url in the source code first. But this is no option for professionals.
Any feedback on this topic would help me decide.