Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: not2easy

Message Too Old, No Replies

Protection of video/cartoon animation

Is it possible to stop video being taken from a website?



5:04 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

We want to put some cartoon animation on our website but, because of the time/cost investment in developing it, prevent it from being 'stolen'. I am looking for methods of stopping it from being run, except when called from our webpage.

I've already been told that if I were able to access the .fla file (flash source code format) then there is a syntax that can restrict the flash to a particular domain. However, our cartoon software outputs the runtime .swf, not .fla. There are other output formats available (eg AVI, DVstream, QuickTime).

Is anyone aware of any method of protecting our runtime code, restricting it to running when called from one particular domain or page?


5:12 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Anyone can pull a flash file or any other straight out of their "temp internet files" in doze ..

realplayer can make it harder ..but basically if they can see it they can steal it if they know how ..


6:22 pm on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Use the streaming effect of flash video.?You need to convert your animation and then stream it.Streaming cannot be stolen by average webmasters.

Example site: thoughtequity.com


Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month