FV Flowplayer Video Player
[resolved] AmazonS3 private movies - link in source (3 posts)

  1. benember
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a site which plays some movies behind a password protection page.

    The movie files are hosted on Amazon S3 and set to private

    I'm using the FV flowplayer plugin and have put in my accesskey and secret access key.

    If I then look at the source of the movie page I get a url:


    Which anyone can then paste into a browser to watch the movie.

    Am I missing something here? I thought the whole point of private files was that the keys are hidden so users can't access the files directly.

    Is there another way to keep the movies secure so they can only be watched when logged into my site?


  2. FolioVision
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi benember,

    the point is that these URLs expire in a couple of minutes (we check the video length and use that as expire time). So while you are able to copy them and save the videos, you can't send it to a friend or hotlink it on your site, as the link will be dead already. That's how Amazon designed this feature.

    We provide comprehensive support for FV Flowplayer and other FV plugins at http://foliovision.com/support

    Thanks for using FV plugins!

    Making the web work for you, Martin

  3. benember
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah right, that clears it up.

    Thanks for the reply.

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