How To Check If Your Videos Are Secure From Download

A simple hack to check for exposed video files on your website.

How To Check If Your Videos Are Secure From Download

Video security is a topic that we have covered extensively here, looking at use cases such as password protected and video behind the firewall. What we haven’t touched much on is how to protect the master video files that can sometimes be exposed via video players embedded on your website. Why does this matter? Let’s quickly examine…

Premium video player technology makes it really easy to upload and publish video to branded video players that you can embed on your website and pages. In some cases there can be holes or gaps in the video technology that leave your master video files or renditions tied to the embedded video player on your site exposed. This means someone with a little bit of tech savviness can easily right-click on your video player and access the video file using readily available browser tools.

It’s important to make sure this does not happen. To prevent it, you must choose an online video platform that uses encryption or HLS streaming. The below video goes into detail on how you can test your videos today to see if you’re exposed. If the tests come back positive, think about moving to a video platform that protects your content.

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The 50Wheel Team has over 10 years of experience in online video technology, specifically working with B2B organizations deploying video marketing technologies and accompanying playbooks.