Msg#: 3939006 posted 10:14 pm on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the response!
I unfortunately can't provide an answer that specific without being charged for the time it would take to get one from the CMS's developer.
My understanding of what's happening is that the webstore is part of a proprietary CMS (which we're stuck with) that's database-driven and can't provide people with a file of that size from the data field it resides in... This is the rough response from the CMS's author, who was also the one who suggested a smaller downloadable file that would then download the file (a ~56MB iPOD download) people were paying for.
Msg#: 3939006 posted 6:03 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the response but I'm not sure what you mean here... should I be cloaking that ftp info in an executable file?
Basically because of the limits of the store the client uses, I am only able to provide the solution that consists of a file that then downloads the larger file when executed. I would like to cloak the URL info so that people can't share it too freely but I guess that part isn't too big a deal.
Come to think of it I might just serve the file as a shortcut... this wouldn't exactly be free of file-sharing but I could monitor the number of downloads vs the number of paid transactions :)
Msg#: 3939006 posted 5:36 pm on Jun 25, 2009 (gmt 0)
Guess I should just serve up a link to the file. I guess it really doesn't matter if the file's available as a free-for-all, whether people share links or share files either way if they want to distribute they will. I'll monitor downloads vs transactions and if the numbers are too divergent do the single-use password solution as mentioned above.