We had many requests to bring the security of your videos to the next level. As you might imagine this can be quite difficult as different plugins and browser extensions are constantly coming out that enable people to download your video content without your consent.   

The Spotlightr team created measures and steps in order to maximize the security of your video content across all platforms your videos may be published.

The first feature, HLS encryption, makes it virtually impossible for anyone to download and play your video content.  The features that follow are other security features that we have implemented into the Spotlightr platform that you might find useful.

Secured Video Example

HLS segmentation encryption 

To secure and prevent unauthorized downloading of your video content, upload a video to the Spotlightr cloud and use the option "Secure My Video" (HLS segmentation encryption), then post the embed code on your site.

To enable this feature, simply tick the Secure My Video checkbox when you're uploading a new video. 

Enabling this feature will accomplish secured (encrypted) delivery stream of fragmented parts of your video. This makes it virtually impossible to download content.  Even if the content is successfully downloaded the file will be useless as the decryption should be almost impossible, thus preventing the video from actually playing.

Domain level and password protection

Now you can control which domains have access to and can play your content. For more info, please refer to this article - Restricting A Single Video To Play On Certain Domain(s).
You can also lock your videos with a set password, to learn more about this feature check this help-article Password Protect.

Disable Watch Page

Disabling watch page for a specific video is an additional level of protection.

  1. To access that feature, go to Settings, then Appearance & Style.  Here you will see the "Video Page Customization" option. 
  2. Just select the checkbox and click on PUBLISH.

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