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Video Bandwidth Protector

by Jeff Barr | on | in Coding Tip | | Comments

Bill Myers wrote to tell me about his Video Bandwidth Protector for Amazon S3. As Bill says:

I developed this program to make it easy to store and display videos and Camtasia movies at Amazon S3 storage, while at the same time, making it very difficult for others to steal bandwidth via unauthorized display of those videos.

Video_bandwidth_protector

Basically, this system encapsulates a video file so that it can only be played when hosted within a web page served up by a particular domain. The script uses “security via obscurity” to protect the underlying URL from prying eyes.

Bill has put together a nice tutorial video for the protector.

The system is now available free of charge, but you are certainly welcome to leave a donation to support this project.

Very cool!

— Jeff;