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QuickTime movies can be encrypted using a media key. See the
qtRegisterAccessKey() method in the Help. Also see:
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corupt the header slightly, cpoy videos to HD for playback, repearing
the header for the duration of that video playback using fileIO or
Add a layer to a quicktimem that blacks out the video, turn off that
layer using available lingo property when played. This light weight
obfucation can be defeated by someone with quicktime pro.
Thanks for the tips, the black layer sounds very interesting. I cannot find any information on how to add a layer to a quicktime movie, please can you give me a quick pointer.
>> a method to rpevent casual users from viewing external quicktime
>> Determined viewers will learn to enable the right channel in
Here's a drill that seemsed to work ( tried it with video only movie).
Create a black bitmap the same size as the video
I did it in director double-clicking select rect in paint window to
select and copy to clipboard.
Open the video in quicktime player with pro features enabled
Select entire timeline range, with carrot halves.
Use edit menu ADD to create the second video track.
Use edit menu Enable tracks... to turn off track 1
Save quicktime movie
Import into director
place in score, add the behavior
on beginSprite me
setTrackEnabled(me.spriteNum, 1, true)
setTrackEnabled(me.spriteNum, 2, false)
-- Might be able to store disable audio track enabling it like the real
You can also use the quicktime size info dialog, grabbing a red size
handle dragging to oposite size to make the single video channel near 0
size. The set the dimensions of the on stage sprite back to original
movie dimensions. You have to know the proper dimensions and this might
more easy to defeat.