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If you are only using a very limited number of different passwords, you can password protect a folder by using an htaccess file. For more info:
Or Google "htaccess file" for more info.
If there are lots of passwords or the user is generating their own passwords, you'll more likely need to use a server side solution. If a database of passwords is needed, MySQL, using PHP to interface with the Web page. For more info:
Lots more info on the net. Google "PHP password protect"
Neither of the programs you mentioned will do this automagically. But any good html editor, even NotePad++ can be used to set up the scripts.
"set up the streaming"... what do you mean by that? Are you talking true, live video streaming? or just playing back video files using progressive download?
If true streaming... do you really know what that involves? Here is a good source for streaming info, even if you do not use their service, there is a lot of good info on the site.... just dig around. It will help give you a much better understanding of streaming video:
Thanks so much.... I will check out the links and set up a limited number of passwords...
I am just playing back video files using progressive download. (I also have Flash 8. Do any of the programs I mentioned do this? I have dreamweaver MX and macromedia contribute 3 as well as adobe flash CS4.)
Kidd in Paris
None of those programs automagically do it. YOU do it using whatever application you choose. For example, using Dreamweaver you could code in your video player like this:
<object data="path_to_file/file.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="insert_width_of_movie" height="insert_height_of_movie">
<param name="movie" value="path_to_file/file.swf">
<param name="SomeOtherParam" value="ParamValue">
Best of luck on your project!!
One last question.... is there software that automatically does that?
Kidd in Paris
But if you are just using htacess, check with you Web hosting company. Sometimes they have a "sort of" automated system where you just type in the user name and password and their software will write the script.
Best of luck!