7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2012 7:41 AM by Vilius Šumskas RSS

    how to disable progressive downloads

    Vilius Šumskas Community Member

      We have FMS interactive configured to do RTMP and HLS streaming. However the clips still can be downloaded through http://domain.name.com/vod folder. Is there a way to disable progressive downloads? While at it is there a way to disable HDS also? I want to allow HLS and RTMP only.

        • 1. Re: how to disable progressive downloads
          Nitin Goel Adobe Employee

          Reason for your data available for progressive dowload is because its there in webroot. Webroot/<extendend-path> is by default available to any client via http://server-name/<extendend-path> unless you have taken measures to protect it inside Apache's httpd.conf.

           

          You can do one thing. Keep your content outside Apache's webroot. Say C:/myvideos/. for example there is a video there sample.f4v i.e C:/myvideos/sample.f4v

           

          Now you can change the location "HttpStreamingContentPath" pointing to from "../webroot/vod" to "c:/myvideos/" under hls-vod inside httpd.conf (Apache/conf)

           

          <Location /hls-vod>

              HLSHttpStreamingEnabled true

              HLSMediaFileDuration 8000

              HttpStreamingContentPath "C:/myvideos/"

              HLSFmsDirPath ".."

              HLSJITConfAllowed true

             Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks

          </Location>

           

          Or you can disable(modify) content availibilty by making appropriate changes unders in httpd.conf

          <Directory "../webroot">

              Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks

              AllowOverride None

              Order allow,deny

              Allow from all

          </Directory>

           

          To disable HDS-Live, set "HttpStreamingEnabled" to false under hds-live location directive

          <Location /hds-live>

              HttpStreamingEnabled false

           

          To disable HDS-vod, set "HttpStreamingJITPEnabled" to false under hds-vod location directive

          <Location /hds-vod>

              HttpStreamingJITPEnabled false

           

          To disable HDS-vod offline fragmented content, set "HttpStreamingEnabled" to false under vod location directive

          <Location /vod>

              HttpStreamingEnabled false

           

          You need to restart the Apache server after making the changes to get them reflected next time..

          Hope it help

          • 2. Re: how to disable progressive downloads
            Vilius Šumskas Community Member

            Will this work?

             

            <Directory "../webroot">

                Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks

                AllowOverride None

                Order allow,deny

                Deny from all

            </Directory>

            • 3. Re: how to disable progressive downloads
              Nitin Goel Adobe Employee

              I guess, yes .. but it may deny all request to webroot.. Even everything beyond FMS usage like your own hosted pages, FMS default index.html will not be allowed.. I hope you underrstand what all you are restricting as per your usage/requirement..

              • 4. Re: how to disable progressive downloads
                Vilius Šumskas Community Member

                Ahh, yes you are right. This is not good.

                 

                I'm looking at VOD_DIR and VOD_COMMON_DIR options in fms.ini now. Tell me, if I do the following:

                 

                Put all my files under fms/applications/vod/media instead of fms/webroot/vod will HLS and RTMP work? Or do I need additional adjustments in httpd.conf?

                • 5. Re: how to disable progressive downloads
                  Nitin Goel Adobe Employee

                  In that case just change HttpStreamingContentPath to correct location of the media folder under hls-vod tag. like this:-

                   

                  <Location /hls-vod>

                      HLSHttpStreamingEnabled true

                      HLSMediaFileDuration 8000

                      HttpStreamingContentPath "<application-folder-path>/vod/media"

                      HLSFmsDirPath ".."

                      HLSJITConfAllowed true

                     Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks

                  </Location>

                   

                  Restart Apache.

                  • 6. Re: how to disable progressive downloads
                    Vilius Šumskas Community Member

                    Thank you. This works.

                    • 7. Re: how to disable progressive downloads
                      Vilius Šumskas Community Member

                      Note for others trying to achieve the same. You can also disable progressive downloads by adding the following to your httpd.conf:

                       

                      <Location /vod>

                          Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks

                          AllowOverride None

                          Order allow,deny

                          Deny from all

                      </Location>

                       

                      This way only links that start with http://yourdomain.com/vod will be disabled and you can still have access to Administration Console.