January 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm #5190tman1Member
This one may just be something I have missed. I have a site where I want to sell either membership access to videos (pay-per-month)which appears pretty straight forward to protect pages with video content. But, I also want to offer pay-per-view where they can view a video for five days. I have followed all the tutorials, set the masked page URL to expire in five days, etc., etc. I have embedded each video on a specific page for that video.
But, when I am taken to that page with a masked URL I can simply view the source of that page and the real page URL is there for all the world to see. I must be missing something. What is the point of sending the user an expiring link if in fact they can see the true page and go there whenever they want? My guess is this is all designed more for a download link rather than a URL link.
I realize I could use eMember and have them be a member first but I want to have them simply pay and watch without having to tag each of hundreds of videos with a membership level.January 6, 2012 at 4:54 am #40373adminKeymaster
Use the new Pay Per View method and you won’t face this issue anymore:January 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm #40374blinkMember
Hi I too have spent a lot of time to get this up and running only to feel very deflated with this post. In the video it says creat a HTML page with my video in it. Do I add the html code between the shortcodes? or does it only work with a wordpress post? is ther any way you can do a better explanation as its starting to get really hard to follow.January 7, 2012 at 2:10 am #40375PeterMember
Have you tried the “new” more secure method pointed out in the link by admin above?January 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm #40376blinkMember
Hi sorry I have not explained myself correctly.
My confusion lies in that we are guided to create a stand alone html page with our video in it. But the problem lies in the view source. What I am needing help with is where do I put these codes in the HTML page. Do I enclose all the code in these tags? or just the video link?
ThanksJanuary 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm #40377
You place the video player between the APR shortcodes.January 8, 2012 at 3:28 am #40378tman1Member
I tried the solution and it works great! But…. it only works if you embed a video. If you use Lightbox or any other method that uses shortcodes, then you can’t put a shortcode inside a shortcode. I happen to use ViddyMatic for other free videos on my site and it works great and it allows for streaming from Cloud Front. But, it uses shortcodes. My creative mind said “someone must have a plugin for that.” I found the term was “nested shortcode” and there is was….. I found a plugin on the WordPress Plugin site called Outerbridge Nested Shortcode. I just installed it on my test page and my Viddymatic video plays! I have not tried it with Lightbox yet. I’m getting closer!!January 8, 2012 at 3:52 am #40379
I believe the Lightbox Ultimate plugin does permit its shortcodes to be nested within the APR shortcodes.October 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm #40380george@lvvMember
I’ve set up the WP eStore’s Pay Per View Using WordPress Permalinks as Digital Products. I works fine delivering the encrypted link to an uploaded YouTube video.
Recently, I heard about a way to access YouTube videos I was unaware of. This methods doesn’t seem to be addressed in any of the latest Tips And Tricks documentation.
When I play the YouTube video accessed via a eStore Thank You page encrypted link, if I right click directly on the YouTube video as it’s running, a drop down menu within the YouTube video appears offering two options:
Copy video URL
Copy video URL at current time
Both these options allow me to copy & paste the YouTube video’s URL to a plain text editor. This saved URL allows me – or anyone else – to watch the video content directly on YouTube.
Is there a step in eStore process I’m missing that prevents customers from directly accessing the URL of YouTube videos with this “right click” method? Is it required to buy additional Tips and Tricks plugins to prevent this?
Is this why Tips and Tricks tutorial videos all seem to run on Vimeo rather than YouTube?
Is there an alternative, besides Video, for free video file sharing, like YouTube, that can be used to avoid this problem? Vimeo is very unfriendly to commercial video. Their first two pricing tiers don’t even allow businesses to use Vimeo.
“Businesses may not use basic Vimeo or Vimeo Plus accounts to host their videos. Businesses may, however, use a Vimeo PRO account ($199 per year)to host their videos so long as they comply with the Vimeo PRO guidelines.”October 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm #40381
Ultimately, YouTube is “the weakest link,” because it is not intended for the purpose you are seeking.
One of the best ways to secure your videos is to host them on Amazon S3 and use a WordPress plugin to embed that video on the WordPress page. Our Lightbox Ultimate plugin is one such plugin that can be used to embed a secure video from amazon s3.
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