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Protecting single streams

I host my on-demand mp4 files on Amazon S3/Cloudfront.

For a long time, I protected my video files from being downloaded by using RTMP as the default, with an html5 progressive playback.

Now, with the deprecation of flash, what else are my options? I can use VOD with HLS, but I don't want to have a Wowza server running 24/7 to serve up videos, I simply want them delivered via EC2 Cloudfront.

What can I do?

I've slowly gotten into serving up dual videos (720p and 480p) for some video embeds, and is there a way I can protect both of those videos from being downloaded, and not using RTMP streaming?


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Here's an example of an on-demand archive I created for a local law firm -

There are three mp4 files for each session, and they are all served as progressive downloads.

Is there something I can do (without having to pay for and use a Wowza server 24/7/365) that can protect these streams from download?


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Well, you could upload the videos to your Dashboard and have us transcode an HLS stream for you and use HLS.

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