Why sometimes when you watch a streamed flv or mp3 does it
get downloaded into your temp internet folder?
Is there a way to make sure that streamed flv, and mp3 are
never downloaded to temp internet folder. Thanks to any
this is 'normal' for files downloaded via http by the
browser. Flash in the browser is just borrowing the browser's
connection to download stuff. Whether it happens in practice or not
depends on the user's browser settings.
So you can't really stop it. Its a useful part of how the
internet works - as a general comment. You can make things a little
more obscure by not including the extensions on the flvs or mp3s
(or using different extensions e.g. jpg). Flash doesn't really care
what the extension is so long as the file content inside is correct
for whatever you want to do with it.
Beyond that you have true streaming as an option which works
much better and doesn't allow for easy capture of the data (it may
still be possible). For that you need flash media server or red5
(e.g.) open source option.
Thanks for the response, but there are lots of sites, eg...
youtube... myspace etc, however they disguise their files they just
aren't appearing in my temp Internet folder... they must be doing
something to stop the files from getting downloaded... any ideas
.... sorry I think I get it... youtube etc use flash media
server or red5 so therefore have true streaming and therefore dont
get files stored in temp internet folder.??? huh?