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(OT) Stream MP3 but prevent user from downloadingby boboson (Monk)
|on Feb 24, 2006 at 10:43 UTC||Need Help??|
boboson has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am building a site similar to www.purevolume.com. The users should be able to upload MP3 files and set if the file only can be streamed or streamed and downloaded.
Visitors to the site don't have to login to listen to music. They should be able to stream/download these MP3 songs depending on the users settings.
Ofcourse, I will not have a download link if the song can't be downloaded, but this is not enough to protect the songs from being downloaded. Depending on what player I am using there are several ways of knowing the MP3 file location. The easiest way is to use a tool like IEwatch to se all the traffic from server to client while you stream the song and then just use that to download the song.
Using the Flash Media Server might be able to prevent this somehow, but that media is way to expensive.
Is there any way I can prevent this or is this the wrong forum?
My plans regarding OS/Web server is