Protect streamed files from being downloaded

Eden Li eden at
Fri Jul 4 03:18:26 MSD 2008

Unfortunately whatever method you use to "protect" the progressive
download, it can still be thwarted.  Youtube *does* do work to prevent
someone from just hotlinking to an FLV, but as many of the "download
youtube video sites" suggest, it's easy to just reverse engineer the
protection.  Even a pure streaming solution (e.g. flash media server)
can be saved out to disk.  However, the newer versions of flash have
stream DRM which make it much easier to protect (e.g. almost
impossible to hack), but you have to use proprietary Adobe software to
do this :(

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM, Thomas <iamkenzo at> wrote:
> No that's not what I want.
> I want any user to be able to watch a movie being streamed, but I
> don't want the users to easily be able to download the movie as a
> file. This is mandatory for streaming copyrighted music or videos.

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