adding DRM to a video to be put on a website

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fluidedge, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    I need to add some form of protection to a video that needs to be viewable on a website for a short period of time, sort of like BBC iPlayer.

    Can anyone advise on this? I think we're going to need a professional "solution" (i hate that word) as Final Cut Studio can't put any form of protection on videos can it??

    advice appreciated
     
  2. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    I've not done it myself but i believe both Flash player and Silverlight now support DRM options, but you may need to host of on a flash server etc. I think it more of a question for Web design guys then the video guys.
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    What are you trying to prevent people from doing?


    Lethal
     
  4. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    Yes i think it probably is a web design issue more than a video production issue

    We just want to be able to stop people downloading the video we post on the website (training videos).
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    If pirates want something, they will always get it.

    EA, a multi billion dollar company, pirates hacked the DRM on Spore in 1 day.

    All someone needs to do is screen record the video if they want it.

    Never use DRM, it never works, it only hurts legal users. Pirates will always pirate, real men will always pay.
     
  6. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    Just use Flash, it's a total PITA to try and make it a .mov or what not. That should work..
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    You can provide a speed bump if you want, but there's no way to keep people from downloading the videos so don't waste to much time trying to keep people from doing it. Flash movies can be grabbed w/browser plug-ins and there's also screen capture software that gets whatever is being seen and heard.


    Lethal
     
  8. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    You could super a copyright notice and embed a watermark.

    ©fluidedge 2009
     
  9. jrlcopy macrumors 6502

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    You could detour basic users by building the player in silverlight (netflix uses this), or using wmv (porn uses this) and requiring a username and password to view the file. This is all player scripting/programming, not encoding.

    Ultimately anything someone wants there is a way to get.
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    A non-distracting watermark is a good idea. At least when your stuff gets ripped and uploaded to YouTube people will still know where it came from.


    Lethal
     
  11. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    thanks for the ideas!

    I'll pass them on the powers that be and see what they say.

    cheers
     

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