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I am looking for the fastest, simpliest way to do this, I only know how to use html and I am using simple programs like composer and front page to do code. Thanks.
There is many applications, browser extensions and sites which allow people to download online videos and those are quite popular in these days.
I don't know if it protection can be done with DRM though.
To embed wmv you can use the following code (
<object id="WMP" classid="CLSID:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6" width="320" height="240">
<param name="URL" value="http://example.com/videometafile.asx">
<object id="WMP" type="video/x-ms-asf" data="http://example.com/videometafile.asx" width="320" height="240">
<param name="src" value="http://example.com/videometafile.asx">
Where videometafile.asx is a text file which contains
<ref href="actual-video.wmv" />
Embedding it is a start but a simple right click on the player will give you the source URL. Also be aware the file is usually downloaded to the temporary Internet files folder so a simple search through there and you get it too . Do a search for "no cache". FYI that will only work if the browser or whatever they are using respects it.
Using a flash player will stop most form viewing the source. You can also use something like mod-rewrite or a php script to generate a temporary filename that only works once, I can't give you any advice on how to do that because it's pretty much useless so I never spent the time to learn.
There's also tools for viewing and saving online video, swf etc. Just like my image program they act like a browser but don't have the limitations of a browser and will instead allow you to save the file. In the end if all else fails you can always simply use a screen capture tool. You'll have some quality loss due to the conversion but it's minimal.
The only way to make it truly uncopyable is to not put it online or make it undesirable. Both of those of course aren't very good solutions.
What I would suggest is to instead place a logo on your video. At least if someone does download it and it gets distributed around you'll know it's yours plus you get some free advertising. If you want to go that route use a animated one (can't beleive I said that cause I hate them). There are tools avaialable for removing logos on video but they work best on opaque static ones. The larger, more animated and more obtrusive they are the harder they are to remove, only trouble with that is your users may find them less than desirable.
Ok, so, the tell me, how about youtube videos? Can anyone download them? Because all of those if you right mouse click also cannot save or download them.
Youtube uses a flash player, as I mentioned above it hides the source well but it's not fool proof.