March 4, 2013 at 5:39 am #8676
I’m using the video player code for “Amazon S3 – PopUp S3 Protected video from the embedded Image” It will be commonplace for the user to want to skip ahead and begin watching at 15, 20, or even 30 minutes into the video. The player for this code does not allow fast forward. What are my options to have a player that can fast forward using Amazon S3?
Here is the current link for one of our videos. The password is “testing”
Thanks.March 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm #54181
The password has changed. Please PM me for the password.March 4, 2013 at 11:47 pm #54182
Hi, It has nothing to do with Amazon S3 actually. Generally videos are played using progressive download. Progressive download is where a video needs to be buffered before it’s playable. And you can’t skip to a part that hasn’t been buffered yet.
The feature you mentioned above is called “streaming”. This is much more complicated than a normal progressive download. It requires you to use a service that serves videos to your users via “streaming”. The player also needs to be able to handle streaming using that service.
Currently, we have a RTMP streaming option using Amazon S3 and Cloudfront. Please note that this option only works with “public” videos for the time being (not private). You can learn more about it here:March 5, 2013 at 6:13 am #54183
We definitely need to have private videos as these are a pay-per-view format. I’m familiar with a website selling pay-per-view content that uses a company who delivers the videos in Flash format. Doing so allows for fast forwarding and so forth. Our content is stored with Amazon S3 – Is there a way for another format to work better than MP4 regarding playback of the videos so that fast forwarding would be an option?March 5, 2013 at 6:16 am #54184
A bit more info … The company I mentioned, who uses Flash format (for a monthly fee of course) is audiovideoweb.comMarch 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm #54185
Hi, unfortunately “seek” functionality is only possible when you use a streaming service. Normally in any player you won’t get this option. We haven’t had many user who asked for this either. So currently we have a streaming option with Amazon Cloudfront (you will need to have a cloudfront account along with Amazon S3) and it works with “public” videos.February 12, 2014 at 9:17 am #54186guyassafMember
I would need this option as well.
Streaming private video from amazon.
Also if this is the case, it’s mean the video is downloaded to the local computer and can be copyed ?February 12, 2014 at 11:07 pm #54187
@guyassaf, Cloudfront streaming option only works with public video at the moment. If you need to play protected video please take a look at our Amazon S3 documentation for instructions:
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