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xlrsound
03-28-2007, 09:07 PM
hey,

I have some audio files on my website, and I wan't to do as much as I can to stop people from downloading them.

I thought I had it figured out (on E Explorer) by disabling the right click. than I tried Firefox, and it has a window that pops up when you want to play the file and asks you if you want to download the file or play it. Is there a way to stop this?

LadyEye
03-28-2007, 10:29 PM
May I ask why you have them there? Most things put on a web page are able to be taken even if you use methods to disallow this.

If you want the files all to yourself or only certain people, make yourself a password protected directory and place your files in there ..... then no one can access those pages unless they have the password ....

xlrsound
03-29-2007, 05:21 PM
May I ask why you have them there? Most things put on a web page are able to be taken even if you use methods to disallow this.

If you want the files all to yourself or only certain people, make yourself a password protected directory and place your files in there ..... then no one can access those pages unless they have the password ....
I do have a password protected directory, but if I could even do something to make it hard to download (even for those people who have a password) I would.

davidundalicia
03-29-2007, 05:31 PM
Why make it hard for those that have the password ??

Thats why you gave/sold access, wasn´t it !!!!!!

You could always change the password from time to time if you wished................

Watdaflip
03-29-2007, 08:46 PM
chmod the directory to 744 and that will prevent them from accessing the files with the web browser. Then for the file you want to give access use a media player on the website (that uses an encryped file path) to play the files

Nite Producer
04-01-2007, 04:25 AM
I remember when I was navigating in MP3 web shop, they have kind of these options, like you find the albums you can listen to the songs but not in Stereo Mode, they are all in Mono, but I know, they are known songs, so you know the quality is better.

Sometimes people will think that the songs are mono quality in origin, so they will escape it.

The thing with that mp3 web shop, they have some kind of scripting or something stoping you from recording.

Yeah, be aware that there is recorders, you can record what you are listening to in your computer.

Make a search in google or yahoo, for sure you will find something.

xlrsound
04-02-2007, 04:06 AM
chmod the directory to 744 and that will prevent them from accessing the files with the web browser. Then for the file you want to give access use a media player on the website (that uses an encryped file path) to play the files
What does this mean in simple terms?

Watdaflip
04-03-2007, 04:30 PM
You will need a media player similar to what you youtube uses (one where it doesn't reveal the location of the media file on the server). And then the folder that will contain all the media files, you need to use a ftp to chmod it to 744 which prevents people from viewing any file inside of it directly

xlrsound
04-03-2007, 08:29 PM
You will need a media player similar to what you youtube uses (one where it doesn't reveal the location of the media file on the server). And then the folder that will contain all the media files, you need to use a ftp to chmod it to 744 which prevents people from viewing any file inside of it directly
sorry,
how do you chmod it to 744?

xlrsound
04-06-2007, 08:44 PM
OK,

If I put a streaming .wma file on a .html page would there be a way to download it?

Like this

http://mp3how.com/kutless-sea-of-faces/Kutless-Sea-Of-Faces-Sea-Of-Faces_mp3.php

Watdaflip
04-07-2007, 01:30 AM
sorry,
how do you chmod it to 744?

Use a FTP program, for most you right click on the directory, hit properties, and there should be a field to fill in the CHMOD


OK,

If I put a streaming .wma file on a .html page would there be a way to download it?

Like this

http://mp3how.com/kutless-sea-of-faces/Kutless-Sea-Of-Faces-Sea-Of-Faces_mp3.php

If you view the source and can find the location of the file on the server, and that folder that the file is in isn't protected, then yes they can download it.

xlrsound
04-07-2007, 04:24 PM
Use a FTP program, for most you right click on the directory, hit properties, and there should be a field to fill in the CHMOD



If you view the source and can find the location of the file on the server, and that folder that the file is in isn't protected, then yes they can download it.
Is their a player that doesn't show the location but will play .wma files?

xlrsound
04-07-2007, 05:06 PM
you need to use a ftp to chmod it to 744 which prevents people from viewing any file inside of it directly
what happens when you can't view a file inside of a directory directly?

Does that mean even if you found the URL and tried to open the file from the server on windows media player (or anything else) it wouldn't work?

Watdaflip
04-07-2007, 05:08 PM
I know they exist, but I don know of specific one. As long as you CHMOD the folder people can't download it (it will give them an "Forbidden" message when trying to view the folder if CHMOD'ed to 744), then you can use a media player that gives away the location.

xlrsound
04-07-2007, 05:27 PM
I know they exist, but I don know of specific one. As long as you CHMOD the folder people can't download it (it will give them an "Forbidden" message when trying to view the folder if CHMOD'ed to 744), then you can use a media player that gives away the location.
So will they be able view the file at all?

Watdaflip
04-07-2007, 06:12 PM
Yes, if the server is making the request for the file it will allow them to view it through the server, but it they make the request with their broswer (IE. typing the location into the address bar) it will not

xlrsound
04-07-2007, 07:41 PM
Yes, if the server is making the request for the file it will allow them to view it through the server, but it they make the request with their broswer (IE. typing the location into the address bar) it will notIf I go into Windows Media Player and go open url and copy the file url into the space and and click open does that work if you've chmod'ed to 744?

Watdaflip
04-07-2007, 09:47 PM
No, it wont work. If you restrict the access to only the server with a CHMOD then the only way to access the file is through a server request

xlrsound
04-09-2007, 12:52 AM
No, it wont work. If you restrict the access to only the server with a CHMOD then the only way to access the file is through a server request
Do I attach a file than or an html page with the file on it?

or doesn't it matter?

Watdaflip
04-10-2007, 04:12 AM
You need something on the server side to handle a request for the file, whether it be to download or view. If its just a html link to the file to download that won't work because its the same as a user request

xlrsound
04-10-2007, 04:01 PM
You need something on the server side to handle a request for the file, whether it be to download or view. If its just a html link to the file to download that won't work because its the same as a user request
How do I make the server request it.

Watdaflip
04-10-2007, 08:04 PM
Either through the media player (to show the file on the site) or with something like a php header request (to have a server request for a download)

xlrsound
04-10-2007, 08:12 PM
Either through the media player (to show the file on the site) or with something like a php header request (to have a server request for a download)
But your not suposed to download it.