Can I remove the download button in the Wordpress Native Video Player? I don't want to encourage people to download my video's.

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This is actually the default behavior of how the browser renders HTML5 video.

From this post you should be able to use the following CSS to hide the button.

video::-internal-media-controls-download-button {

video::-webkit-media-controls-enclosure {

video::-webkit-media-controls-panel {
    width: calc(100% + 30px); /* Adjust as needed */
  • That is great Jared. But I don't know what to do with this code.
    – M Haley
    Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 20:25
  • Edit the style.css file of your theme. Make sure that you are working on a child theme, since your customization will be discarded by the next version of the theme your are using. It works like a charm for me. Thanks for your input Jared.
    – Tierno Bah
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 3:31

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