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Who can download your stuff? [allow others to download video]

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Mike Stempień says:

In Your account / Allowing downloads:
1. There is no option to allow Family only (to download your stuff).
2. I don't think there is a way for others to download my original videos, or is it possible?
Originally posted at 3:17PM, 25 February 2010 PST (permalink)
Lú_ edited this topic 96 months ago.

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Hairlover says:

With the right software, freely available on the Internet, anyone can download any public video on Flickr. The same is true with any public photo, regardless of the safeguards that might be in place. You can make the process more difficult, but you cannot make it impossible. If you are going to post videos or photos, your best protection is to set the permissions to Friend or Family.

Remember that sending an item to a group makes it available to every member of that group.
Originally posted 96 months ago. (permalink)
Hairlover edited this topic 96 months ago.

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Mike Stempień says:

@Hairlover: that's not my point.

1. I cannot set Family only to download my stuff, the only option is Family and Friends. What if I do not want Friends to download?
2. I do not think there is a way for anyone else than me to download original video files, at least I can find it on my wife's account. Hoverer on Allowing Downloads options page we can read that others can download your original video files too. My question is how?
96 months ago (permalink)

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Stevekin says:

1. F/F can't be separated, as you see.
But if you designate a photo to be viewable by Family only, then only family will be able to see it and therefore download it (if F/F is permitted to download).
Doesn't get round that you'd like Family & Friends to be able to see it though :-/


2. You can only download the original video yourself. Others can only embed the video : www.flickr.com/help/video/#1920

The account settings for downloading are misleading by including Video in the text.
96 months ago (permalink)

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Mike Stempień says:

1. Yep, that's my point.
2. Would be cool if others could download my original videos too.
96 months ago (permalink)

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avhell says:

I've written an extension for google chrome called Patr that allows direct access to all photo sizes on a page. I just checked with another contacts videos, and I can access the .mp4 directly in a few different sizes (mobile, and full size download and view directly, including HD videos if available). So it seems I can access videos directly for download if I want (using an extension and the API).
Originally posted 96 months ago. (permalink)
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eBοb says:

It is possible for anyone to download anything you post. Flickr has taken steps to allow people to make it more difficult for others to "download" pictures and videos, but in the end one must realize that anything posted could, at some point, be accessible to anyone and everyone. In fact, whenever someone views one of your pictures, that person has already downloaded it. I recommend taking personal responsibility and not post things that you would not want the general public to see.
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Lú_ is a group moderator Lú_ says:

There is also an existing topic requesting separating friend and family permissions on downloading (= original size access): www.flickr.com/groups/flickrideas/discuss/72157602660552532/ Please feel free to add your voice there!

I hope you don't mind if I add [allow others to download video] to the topic title - I don't see another request for this in the group.
Originally posted 96 months ago. (permalink)
Lú_ edited this topic 96 months ago.

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Mike Stempień says:

@avhell: great, but I would like that option directly in flickr. I appreciate the extension but I would like non tech savvy people to be able to download it as easy as they can download original photo (if I allow them too).

@eBob: that may be true, but I do see that original photos have a different filename (different hash). So if the hashing algorithm haven't been hacked people shouldn't be able to download the Original even if they know Large photo filename. BTW each size should have a different hash/filename.

@Lú_: No problem, thanks!
96 months ago (permalink)

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Paul Cordell, Landscape & Wildlife Photographer says:

Best thing you can do to protect a photo is watermark it or even
sign the photo.
96 months ago (permalink)

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(Jessica) says:

I would also like to allow my family to easily download videos that I post.
95 months ago (permalink)

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Brenda Anderson says:

I actually see your idea #2 as a bug. The account setting clearly says that your videos *can* be offered to others for download. I will post it as a bug report shortly.

Here: www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/124736/

I think it's a case of the wrong message being given on the "who can download your stuff" page.
Originally posted 95 months ago. (permalink)
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dave_y says:

I 100% agree with Brenda's original post: www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/124736/

This would be the absolute perfect photo/video sharing site if my Guest Pass users or others I give permission to can download the original video just like they can a photo. Why does it not work the same way for both?

In a Set, a Guest Pass user can click on a photo and see "All Sizes" on the top left of the photo to download the original photo. However, on a video in the same set, there is no option to download. Why? With the smartphones generating such good quality photos and video, I'm expecting to take a good amount of short video along with pictures and want to be able to share in the same way. Please, please, please enable the ability to download the original video similar to photos!
92 months ago (permalink)

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Brenda Anderson says:

I've posted a followup thread in the Help Forum as my original one was closed for inactivity: www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157624336463009/
92 months ago (permalink)

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