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Sell Streaming Video (4 posts)

  1. itsmemary
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I am currently working on a site where we want to sell streaming video. We are currently using thecartpress to sell physical products, and what we want is for people to purchase a streaming video, and to be emailed either a temporary link to view the video that is good for a certain amount of time, or to be emailed a temporary password for a password protected page where they can view the video.

    I'm totally confused as to what kind of plugin I am looking for. First, these videos can sometimes be 2 hours long so we either need to upgrade our hosting or find a 3rd party to host the videos. Second, I would love it to be integrated with thecartpress, although I'm still kinda a newbie at it so I'm not sure if these capabilities already exist within it.

    I do not know how to write code from scratch, but if you give some to me and tell me where to put it I'm pretty good at that.

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  2. hoststreamsell
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Check out http://www.hoststreamsell.com, seems like we could help...

  3. hoststreamsell - We don't really like when people come to just sell their wares here. We want the support forums to be a place where questions are answered for the next guy too :)

    Now that said, the answer for itsmemary is that you may indeed have to use a 3rd party hosting solution as there are two incredibly difficult things to do online:

    1) Hide content
    2) Manage videos

    There are plugins like https://easydigitaldownloads.com/ which let you easily manage digital downloads, and that may be along the lines of what you want.

  4. hoststreamsell
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Apologies, I was merely pointing itsmemary to our website which seems an absolutely relevant option for what he is trying to do - selling
    streaming video through WordPress using a 3rd party hosting platform.

    Easy Digital Downloads is a great plugin for selling digital downloads, and we have actually built a plugin which extends this to allow selling streaming video access instead of downloads.

    You are correct though that it is not a simple problem to solve. There are various issues around different browsers and devices supporting different video formats, streaming protocols, flash or no flash, adaptive-bitrate switching or not, never mind the problems around securing access to your video streams, and providing accounting and analytics on who is accessing your streams and from where.

    Anyway, if we can be of help (even just to answer some general questions around video streaming) then please get in touch :)

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