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#1 slancasterfreak

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:20 PM

I have a client that wants to offer a video on their site for viewing, but they do not want users to be able to get their hands on a copy themselves.

Does Flash, PHP programming, (or any other video player -program out there) give the ability to allow a user to VIEW a video without them having it download into a temp folder, or not allow them to download the actual file to their system- so that they cannot get their hands on the file itself to publish, email, or what have you?

Thanks you a million for your input!
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#2 DaveLinger

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 02:35 AM

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I have a client that wants to offer a video on their site for viewing, but they do not want users to be able to get their hands on a copy themselves.

Does Flash, PHP programming, (or any other video player -program out there) give the ability to allow a user to VIEW a video without them having it download into a temp folder, or not allow them to download the actual file to their system- so that they cannot get their hands on the file itself to publish, email, or what have you?

Thanks you a million for your input!
Sally
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Yes. With flash you can load and play an MPEG (probably more formats) from a URL, which only the flash file creator would know.
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#3 slancasterfreak

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 04:57 PM

Great, I just got Flash the other day so I will dive in and figure it out.
Thanks!
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Yes. With flash you can load and play an MPEG (probably more formats) from a URL, which only the flash file creator would know.
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#4 ober

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 05:36 PM

I'm pretty sure anything that is streamed would also not be available to the user directly from their machine.

And I'd be wary of the flash implementation. There are players that can usually play files like that.

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#5 moberemk

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 02:06 AM

Flash Video seems to be the method of choice, yes. Just do a quick google search for "dynamic flash video player tutorial" and you should find a good one for making it.
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