Serving Videos with LC/iRev

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Sat Nov 26 22:29:19 EST 2016


Hi Rick,

You can alter URLs using a .htaccess file on the server. e.g. When a 
person goes to "http://my.site.com/1234/video.html" they see 
"http://my.site.com/show" in the browser URL box. I've never done it but 
I'm sure someone here could comment on this approach.

I'm thinking there's probably some kind of dance the server code can do 
where if a person tries to access the video using that final URL 
directly, it would refuse. Or maybe the server would simply return a 
404. Not sure.

Do you receive the emails of purchasers? Could you ask them to enter it 
before watching? That wouldn't prevent abuse but at least you could 
track likely suspects.

Phil Davis


On 11/26/16 6:44 PM, Rick Harrison wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> That sounds good except that the user is purchasing from me through a third party
> and I have no good way of validating.  I can attach a number to the URL but that
> same number will be on every unit purchased and visible to the user.  I can’t make
> it unique for every unit purchased.  That’s why I’d rather jump a couple of URL’s and
> have the last one hidden or unknown to the user.
>
> Other ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rick
>
>> On Nov 26, 2016, at 9:09 PM, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
>>
>> Instead of hiding the URL, you could write a script that creates a key depending on user credentials and a unique number, say the time, and add it to the URL. The code should follow some some rules, e.g. the last part of the code could be a hash. Encrypt the information in your app and decrypt it on the server. If the user credentials are correct and the unique code is correct and hasn't been used yet, send the video, and reject the request otherwise.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Mark Schonewille
>> http://economy-x-talk.com <http://economy-x-talk.com/>
>> https://www.facebook.com/marksch <https://www.facebook.com/marksch>
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