April 30, 2012 at 2:19 am #6200
I’m building a tutorial website that will basically be Pay Per View. I’m very interested in the Ultimate Lightbox plugin in conjunction with Amazon AWS S3. My question is simple but very necessary.
How does it fair with YouTube/Flash video downloaders? I currently have one installed in my browser and went to your demo page. If I wanted I can download each video on that page including the Protected Amazon S3 example.
I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and believe you set up a simple unprotected one for demo purposes, no problem. But will this be an issue when I use it? Please tell me no and explain how it won’t be so I can purchase your product with peace of mind.
Thanks in advance,
TasherreApril 30, 2012 at 3:57 am #44593adminKeymaster
It won’t protect against a flash downloader. If you embed a flash video then there is nothing you can do to prevent this (unless you do some advanced customization). It will mainly make sure that *only* your customers have access to the video (it won’t be able to protect if a customer downloads it using a flash downloader. More explanation here:April 30, 2012 at 4:04 am #44594
Well how about this?
I did some research on the AWS website before I signed up. They have some of the major companies that use their service on the first page. In this case it was NetFlix, PBS and Spotify. I know for a fact no one is able to capture them. I proved this when I went to PBS’ website. There’s absolutely no way to download. Granted they don’t use your Lightbox but somehow they can block downloaders. Any guesses on how they do that?
BTW, thanks for the quick responses.April 30, 2012 at 4:23 am #44595adminKeymaster
There are some advanced techniques that you can apply and do a custom job for this. Essentially, you write a script to fool those downloaders but you could still download it with a more advanced downloader. Don’t forget someone can capture the screen while that video is playing and record it. It really depends on who you are trying to protect it from (your target audience) and what level of security you want to apply (if you have funding like some of those big companies you can obviously hire developers to do more advanced customization).April 30, 2012 at 4:52 am #44596
Thank you, I appreciate your help.May 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm #44597headmonkMember
Would the Lightbox work if there’s a YouTube private video? Perhaps a way to save on streaming costs from Amazon S3?May 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm #44598wzpModerator
The first year of service for Amazon S3 is free.
The average Tips & Tricks HQ customer has been reporting an average monthly cost of less than 25 cents a month.June 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm #44599headmonkMember
Awesome. Thanks for the great info.
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