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Disabling downloading of a file in a Document Library

  Asked By: Aida    Date: Aug 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 6827

Is there a way that I can have a Document Library that no one can
download a copy of a file from? I will have a Workflow that will move
this MP3 file from DocLibA into DocLibB so that the person uploading
the file won't be able to access the other MP3 files. Once in DocLibB,
a supervisor will be listening to the MP3 file, but CANNOT download a
copy of the file and put it on his/her iPod or something. Is there a
way to lock down the files so that the supervisor won't be able to copy
the file?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mohini Tiwari     Answered On: Aug 05

i think the only solution is RMS ONLY

Answer #2    Answered By: Natasha Bennett     Answered On: Aug 05

How can the user listen to the file  without being able to read
(download) it? Seems like you're looking for some sort of DRM
capability, which neither SharePoint or the MP3 format itself supports.

Answer #3    Answered By: Angel Matthews     Answered On: Aug 05

See if the podcasting kit can help, http://www.codeplex.com/pks It's got
a media player web part.

Answer #4    Answered By: Ravindra Salvi     Answered On: Aug 05

The PKS uses the Silverlight media player web part which pulls a local
copy of the content down for viewing (even if it's only in cache) and in
the case of the PKS the source video/audio can be accessed via URL
separately. The only way to do the protection he seeks is via DRM (even
streaming media can be fairly easily cached at the client by a savvy
user), and as previously noted this isn't supported by SharePoint or
MP3. He would need to use something like a Windows Media server that
can stream and/or include DRM.

Answer #5    Answered By: Rahul Sharma     Answered On: Aug 05

The PKS kit looks awesome! I've downloaded it and I am currently reading
through the documentation. The documentation says that you need to have
the following post SP2 hotfix installed on the server KB941274
s Is this patch really required to run the web parts?

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