Protecting media from being stolen is a big concern to media professionals. I have developed the following easy to use system to provide the highest level of protection available on the web with the least amount of trouble to the viewer. I am providing this free of charge to the multimedia community.
This system will work on any server that has a perl compiler which can handle non-parsed headers. It protects the following types of media (however, it is easily upgradable to include other media types)
It protects against:
- Quicktime Movies & VR's
- Images (jpg,gif,png)
WARNING: This does require some knowledge of html and perl. Although the system is defaulted to provide a basic display system, the interface can be customized if you know your way around html and some perl.
- Right Click "save as"
- File --> Save As ---> Website Complete
- Direct file url access parsed from html or by folder name guess work
- Unsecured Web Browsers (iCab, Opera, command-line solicitation)
- Screen capture* (coming soon)
Safe Display of a QTVR
Safe Display of an Image
Get the file and uncompress it. They are available as either:
Mac Users (safeview.sit.hqx)
PC Users (safeview.zip)
Put the nph-safeview.pl file in your cgi-bin directory. Also, put the safeview folder and it's contents in the cgi-bin directory. You can rename the folder but make sure to type in the new name in the variable declarations area in the nph-safeview.pl file well.
Besides the support images in the safeview folder, you will put your media there as well. You will then call your media from another webpage as such:
That's it. Very simple right now, and not very nice image portrayal, but you can customize it alot if you know html. The program is very small and easy to understand. I will be happy to clarify how it works. I hope this is of service and I thank all those who helped to test it.
Mike Carambat email@example.com