September 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm #7350
I am on WP, using Hi! Theme from MC Studios, and have added eStore. Everythiong is up to date. I want to show/sell videos, however when I use the shortcode to place them on a page, they don’t show. I am using GODaddy for hosting, and have uploaded the videos to my server.
1. Do I need to put the video on Vimeo, or Youtube or somewhere else for them to show?
2. And if I do, how do I protect the video from unauthorized use?
I also have a ‘maintenance mode’ plug in that blocks the world from seeing what I am doing because I am still building it.
thanks!September 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm #49077
WP eStore is not a video player. The best suggestion is to host your videos on Amazon S3, and use our Lightbox Ultimate plugin to embed the videos on your WP site and securely show them to your customers.
You’d then use eStore’s APR feature to create protected pay per view (PPV) pages so only a paid customer can access the video. More explanation on this feature here:September 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm #49078
1- I’ll look into the amazon S3
2- So regarding your suggestion on the eStore’s APR feature, I plan on making a subscription site with various membership levels (4-8 week classes with dripped content.) Would it be better to get eMember for this?
3. Is eStore compatible with MagicMember? I am looking at both eMember and MagicMember.
thanks!September 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm #49079
If you are going to make content available based on membership, then a combination of Lightbox Ultimate (for secure video presentation), eMember (for membership content handling) and eStore (for payment processing) is recommended.
Yes, eStore works with Magic Members. HOWEVER, I do not personally recommend Magic Members for the following reasons:
* The core code of Magic Members is encrypted and cannot be easily debugged or modified. eMember does not encrypt its code, and you are free to customize it; in accordance with the eMember licensing agreement.
* Magic Members is a derivative copy of the “Your Members” membership plugin. Forcibly decrypting the Magic Members code reveals line by line copies of the same code between the two plugins. Magic Members is in a legal dispute with Your Members (as of 2011).
* The Magic Members website goes out of its way to convince you they are US based. However, the PayPal receipt will include a phone number in Istanbul.
* Both Magic Members and Your Members are based on the defunct (abandonware) PayBox subscription plugin.September 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm #49080
Very Interesting! Your support is awesome- thanks!September 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm #49081
1. Ok- I tried the lightbox (I assume I still have to use Amazon S3 to host the videos and secure them, and that Lightbox is simply to allow people to view them on my site.)
2. I am concerned with compatibility- I am on a MacBook and the .Mov example would not open. Amazon S3 example DID work though. I also saw that .Mov and the Amazon S3 examples opened in something called “Flowplayer” Does this mean that any person viewing this would need to install Flowplayer on their own computer if they didn’t have it? How compaitble is the lightbox?
thanksSeptember 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm #49082
Flowplayer is only required on your (server) end and is built into the plugin (your visitors won’t need to install anything).
The plugin’s product page has a demo video; you can use it to test compatibility.October 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm #49083
I already have eStore am at the point of getting eMember and Hosting my videos on Amazon s3, even though it looks complicated. My question is: Can I still keep all my other files, jpg’s etc. on my GoDaddy hosting account, using WP, and still use Amazon s3 specifically for my videos and pdf’s that I want to drip feed on a member site? Can they be used together?
You have great customer support. thanks.October 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm #49084PeterMember
“Can I still keep all my other files, jpg’s etc. on my GoDaddy hosting account, using WP, and still use Amazon s3 specifically for my videos and pdf’s that I want to drip feed on a member site?”
Yes you can.October 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm #49085
Don’t know if you can answer this, but the whole reason I want AS3 is to protect my videos from download. Can AS3 do that? I just want them to view.October 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm #49086PeterMember
Please see this post which should answer your question (it has some reference to the lightbox plugin but the concept is the same):
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