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November 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm #2206MattMember
I couldn’t seem to find a definitive answer in the forums, but I’m looking to offer video on demand, though after purchase, the links would not expire. One time purchase and view as often, and for as long as you want.
Currently, store links are setup to expire after 12-hours.
Is it possible to do this (allow unlimited access to a video or page) without the link for this specific product, expiring?
mattNovember 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm #26400
Yes. If you trust that your customers will not pass the links around.
I recommend you use the following eStore feature to handle the selling of your streaming videos.
http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/using-wordpress-permalinks-as-digital-products-apr-1217December 12, 2010 at 8:09 am #26401designthemediaMember
how can we do that?December 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm #26402
First, it is necessary to understand that link expirations are global for encrypted links. The default value of 5 days (or whatever you set it to) applies to all encrypted links.
If you only wish some links to be non expiring, then you would uncheck the “Downloadable” box under “Digital Content Details” and the link will be an unencrypted, non expiring link.
The fact that the non expiring link is no longer encrypted does not add risk to your product, because the link itself does not expire. However, as I stated in my previous post, you must trust that your customer does not share that link with other people.
It is analogous to the video store trusting you won’t pass that DVD around before returning it.June 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm #26403sqmMember
@Matt – I wouldn’t do it – I’ve been offering VOD for 2 years now, and customers CONSTANTLY try to buy and pass the links around.February 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm #26404
I understand that selling VOD as membership (membership level A = access to Video A) is possible, and this is what I am after with help of Amazon S3.
I need my customers to “own” the video they pay for while they logged in, so they can watch it over and over again at any time, but can’t pass the link around.
I think I once found some instructions on how to set this up, but can’t find them anymore. I would appreciate if someone could direct me towards the instructions if they exist, or give some explanations on how to set this up correctly.
Thank you!February 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm #26405
What you do is setup a page that allows members to get “fresh copies” of expired links they have already purchased. You then use the [wp_eStore_download_link_sender] shortcode to resend fresh copies to the registered email address. You need to install the “eStore Extra shortcodes” package.February 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm #26406
Thank you for such quick reply wzp, I found the plugin and the corresponding shortcode.
However, I would like to find a more in-depth instructions on how to set up my store the way I need, if those exist.
What I need is to sell video tutorials without download option so that a customer has access to this video on my web site only (but cannot download it) whenever he wants to watch it and as many times after payment, but can’t pass the video around in any form.
As far as I understand, I need to assign each video to a separate membership level, so when customer buys this membership level he has access to his video from the moment he pays and this membership level is activated. Right?
Please forgive me if I’m asking too much, but I’m a bit confused with this complex plugin setup (I have 3 plugins purchased: membership, shop and lightbox).
Thank you for your willingness to help if you can.February 10, 2013 at 11:57 pm #26407
Perhaps you can 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. http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wordpress-lightbox-ultimate-plugin-display-media-in-a-fancy-lightbox-overlay-3163?ap_id=TheAssurer
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: http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/using-wordpress-permalinks-as-digital-products-apr-1217February 11, 2013 at 12:11 am #26408
Thank you! But if I set it up as PPV, would my users be able to return to those videos later after viewing them once? I need them to be able to watch them at any time over and over again while they are logged into my web site.February 11, 2013 at 10:15 am #26409dorhamMember
That’s exactly what I’m doing on my website with eMember + eStore and it works like a charm. I’m using the (membership level A = access to Video A) and with the multiple membership and the selling limitation of eStore it’s really great beacause people get access to all videos and can’t buy the twice.
I think you don’t need the PPV option, just use this shortcode on the page where the video is:
put your player code here
By doing that only premium will see the video on that page.
Take care about the player you choose, you’ll need an RTMP playerFebruary 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm #26410
Thank you so much dorham, I’m on my way to implementing this scenario!February 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm #26411
dorham, if you don’t mind me asking, what should I do in order to use RTMP player? I see Enable Flowplayer function in my plugin settings. Do I need to install another plugin for RTMP player? Would Flowplayer not be usable in this setup? Thanks a million!February 12, 2013 at 10:39 am #26412dorhamMember
The plugin I use is not from T&T HQ and I don’t want to share it in public mode in order to not distrubr this forum. So just type this in google it should do the tricks : rtmp player for wordpress academyFebruary 13, 2013 at 12:01 am #26413adminKeymaster
Our Video lightbox ultimate plugin also has RTMP video streaming support using Amazon CloudFront and S3 (if that helps):
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