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how to self-host a tutorial on a commercial site?

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Msg#: 4405881 posted 2:29 pm on Jan 11, 2012 (gmt 0)


We are looking at having video tutorials on our website which is only accessible via a login, but we want to make sure that the videos are not downloadable and also that they will play on both Windows PCs as well as mobile devices such as iPhones.

The server is Win 2008R2 with IIS7.

I had a go at coding this but didn't get very far, aside from not knowing what format the video had to be in to serve multiple devices, the code that I came up with wouldn't progressively serve the video and I think it was still downloadable. There was a lot I didn't understand with it.

Instead I'm thinking it would be easier either to find a service that we can embed in our site that would cover these needs, or find a third party control that would take a lot of the headache away from implementing it.

Does anyone know of either of those two things? A service we could use (like a Youtube for private viewing), or some sort of flash/not-flash player that is supported on multiple devices?

Thanks for any help




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Msg#: 4405881 posted 10:33 pm on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

That's a tough one. If it can be displayed, it can be downloaded/recorded. You can't protect it... slow thingsd down a bit for the honest people, but you can't protect it.


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Msg#: 4405881 posted 2:09 pm on Jan 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Consider this for a second, the film industry devoted billions into developing the technology that protects Blu Ray discs. It lasted mere months.


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Msg#: 4405881 posted 9:33 am on Jan 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thank you tangor and thecoalman for your replies.

I think I need to go away and think about some realistic requirements for this.



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