RealPlayer downloads

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    • #47911
      AvatarAnonymous
      Guest

      Hi, does anyone know of a way to block RealPlayer’s ability to download flv files please.

    • #197105
      AvatarRob
      Participant

      are you hosting videos on the web? You need to get a streaming service.

    • #197106
      AvatarAnonymous
      Guest

      Hi, No, I’m building my own website with videos and a player embedded in it so I can stream from my own website. As I was progressing through, and testing some dummy pages, I saw the pop-up and so I posted this thread. It’s no big deal, I’ll put nag screens and watermarks on them but I would rather not that if someone could tell me about a disabler or something.

    • #197107
      AvatarRob
      Participant

      yea. you need a streaming server…or something like that, i can’t remember exactly what it’s called because I don’t bother with it. But that’s what streaming truly is, and it’s what you need if you want to prevent people from downloading the content.

      The way you’re doing it is technically a download. The video temporarily downloads to the viewer’s hard drive and the video plays from their hard drive, not the web…it’s a temporary folder though and it’s hard to find.

      http://www.mediacollege.com/video/streaming/server.html

    • #197108
      AvatarAnonymous
      Guest

      thanks for the link Rob, I guess you are right about the file being downloaded to the viewer’s hard drive but it isn’t really a problem, just a bothersome fly. Like I said, I can deter it but I just wondered if there was a fix. I certainly can’t justify a server though.

      Thanks again

    • #197109

      i don’t have or use RealPlayer, but does it download video off youtube and allow you to access it without being online (that is, without finding the file in the temp folder, that is)?

    • #197110
      AvatarAnonymous
      Guest

      No it basically gives you the option to download any flv file you happen to come across and saves the file into its own folder on your Programs directory or one that you designate – “My videos” for example.

    • #197111
      AvatarEarlC
      Member

      Would “Bits on the Run” from http://www.longtailvideo.com provide any kind of solution? Or, http://www.youreeeka.com

    • #197112
      AvatarAnonymous
      Guest

      Hi Earl, Thanks for the links, both are well worth further investigation. Appreciate your input.

      Bob

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