ideas wanted for secure display of media resources

Trevor DeVore lists at
Mon Nov 3 22:37:13 EST 2003

One technique you can use with QuickTime is to create a Wired Sprite 
that will only play from a specific directory.  The sprite will check 
what directory the media is playing from when you open it and if it 
isn't the correct one it will refuse to play the movie.  You need to 
have access to a program like LiveStage Pro ( in order 
to do this but it is a pretty good way of making sure people don't pass 
your media around and it won't have much of an impact (if any) on 

I haven't tried this from within Revolution but I have used similar 
techniques on the web to secure song files.

Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Multimedia
trevor at

On Nov 3, 2003, at 4:50 PM, Rodney Tamblyn wrote:

> I have a project which requires display of a significant number of 
> media resources.  These comprise QuickTime movies and image files, the 
> latter mostly high resolution jpg files in the 500 to 1.5Mb file size 
> range.  The project needs to be distributed on CD/DVD-ROM.  My issue 
> is that I need to be able to keep the resources reasonably secure.  
> I'm planning to store the resources in encrypted Valentina database(s) 
> on the CD-ROMs.  The problem comes when I retrieve the data for 
> display.
> Here's some ideas I've had so far:
> ...

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