S3MediaVault

Amazon S3 Video & Audio Player
and Content Security for WordPress

Protect and Securely Embed Video, Audio, PDF, etc From Amazon S3 into Your WordPress Website (supports CloudFront)

What is S3MediaVault?

If you have media files - like Audio, Video, PDF, etc - in your Amazon S3 account, and you want to protect them, deliver them in your WordPress website, membership site or online course, and prevent them from being shared illegally with unauthorized users, then S3MediaVault is the WordPress plugin for you.


Videos: If you have Video files (mp4) in your S3 account, S3MediaVault can create a beautiful Secure Video Player for your S3 Videos. Your members can watch the videos right on a page on your website, as well as download them if you want them to.


Non-downloadable Videos: Don't want anyone to download your videos? No problem. S3MediaVault allows you to create HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Videos with industrial-strength AES 128-Bit Encryption for your videos. This is "True Streaming" at its best, with the strongest security available for streaming videos. None of your website visitors, subscribers, or members will be able to download your videos from your website. Even software like "Internet Download Manager" (IDM) or browser extensions like "Video Downloader" won't work. Check out our encrypted streaming demo here.


[NEW] Multi-Resolution Streaming with Resolution Switcher and Automated Streaming Optimization: S3MediaVault allows you to create streaming video in multiple resolutions. You can choose the resolutions in the Settings page - 1080p, 720p, 360p, 240p and 144p. And when they first hit Play on the video, the S3MediaVault video player will automatically choose the lowest-but-best resolution for the viewer based on their internet speed. If they're watching from a device which has slow internet speeds (like 3G, or 4G or maybe they're using a service that doesn't offer high-speed internet, or maybe throttles mobile access), the player will serve them the most optimized quality of video. That means, your streaming videos will load quickly for them regardless of their internet speed, saving them on their bandwidth bill, as well as saving you on your AWS bandwidth bill (win/win FTW!).


In addition, just like you can do on YouTube, your viewers will be able to change the resolution to a higher or lower number, and the switch will happen seamlessly without affecting their viewership experience.


Audio: If you have Audio files (mp3, wav, aac) in your S3 account, S3MediaVault can create a stunningly beautiful Secure Audio Player for your S3 Audio. Your members can listen to the audio right on a page on your website, as well as download them (if you want them to, of course).


[NEW] Streaming Audio: S3MediaVault now lets you create "impossible to download" Streaming Audio with the same AES 128-Bit Encryption for your audio files as well (same technology used for Streaming Videos). Your website visitors, subscribers, or members will not be able to download your audio from your website even if they use software like "Internet Download Manager" (IDM) or browser extensions like "Video Downloader".


PDF/Zip/DocIf you have PDF, Doc, Zip, Images or any file with any extension, S3MediaVault can create secure download links for those on any page on your website.


Whatever content you have in your Amazon S3 account, S3MediaVault can securely deliver them in your WordPress website. And all of the links to the Video, Audio & PDF, etc - are secure, expiring, links. Which means, they won't work if they're passed around or shared illegally with unauthorized users.


S3MediaVault works with both Amazon S3 & CloudFront to not just protect your Videos, Audio & PDF in your S3 account - but by using CloudFront, you can also deliver them at blazing-fast speeds to your website visitors and members from any part of the world. 


S3MediaVault also has Features like Video & Audio Playlists, Encrypted HLS "True Streaming" Videos that cannot be downloaded, Analytics on Play Time and Usage, show Captions in your videos (aka sub-titles) using .vtt (WebVTT) files, ability to do 1-Click Transcriptions of your audio and video (S3MediaVault internally uses Amazon's AWS Transcribe to automate the transcriptions), has the prettiest Audio player which is super-customizable, In-Video Ads where you can show any kind of ad (HTML, Video, Audio, Text, Image, etc) on your own Videos and even on YouTube videos!


If you have Video, Audio or PDF, and you are using WordPress, no other WordPress plugin even comes close to the Automation, Power, Ease-of-Use, Features and Pricing offered by S3MediaVault.

(Watch the video above to learn how you can securely deliver Video, Audio, PDF, Doc, Zip and other files from your Amazon S3 account, right in to your WordPress website, and prevent unauthorized access to files stored in your S3 account.

S3MediaVault Demos

(Image shows how even the most popular and powerful video downloading software "Internet Download Manager" (IDM) shows an error and fails to download the AES 128-Bit Encrypted True Streaming Videos created by S3MediaVault. Click image to launch demo.

Amazon S3 Audio Player (screenshot)

The image above is a screenshot of the S3MediaVault Audio Player for Amazon S3 & CloudFront. The demo it is configured to securely play the 1st episode of my private Audio Book, "Podcasting Confessions". The audio file has been securely stored on Amazon S3, delivered through Amazon CloudFront, and the audio will only play from this web site. Even if you do a view source of the file and try to grab the direct MP3 URL, that link will not work after 15 minutes from a different computer or device (email it to yourself and try to open the link from a different device after 15 minutes - it won't work). Of course, you can configure the 15 minute expiration to be as little as 1 minute, or more, if you wish.

Amazon S3 Video Playlist (Screenshot)

Multi-Video Playlist with optional Continuous Play - so you can deliver multiple course videos as one single, compact, playlist, instead of having a whole bunch of videos down a long-scrolling page.

Amazon S3 Audio Playlist (Screenshot)

Prettiest S3 Audio Player on the Planet!

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    Large "Play" button
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    Customizable Title for the audio. If you don't provide it, it will display file name.
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    "Download" icon that provides a direct link to the audio file, and upon being clicked, will give user option to either "Save" the file or "Open" it. Very similar to any other file you download from the web.
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    Smart-Speed: Clicking on it allows the playback to play at speeds of 1x, 1.5x and 2x. And the smart-speed feature speeds up the audio by cutting out the dead-air, gaps and silences, and will make the overall audio sound faster and won't make the person speaking sound like a chipmunk :-)
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    Starting timestamp always shows how much time has elapsed since the audio started playing.
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    Nice and big "scrubber" allows the listener to easily fast-forward or rewind the audio according to their convenience.
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    Fully customizable Player color (player background). Comes with a easy-to-use Color Picker with a full color palette that lets you pick any color of your choice for the player background. You can also enter Hexadecimal codes (like "#0faacc") if you already know what color you wish to use.
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    Has a border that also has a color picker and you can choose any color for the border as well.
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    Ending timestamp always shows how much time is left in the audio being played.
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    Fully customizable Audio Artwork that you can configure using any Image URL hosted anywhere online - including, of course, on your own WordPress site in your Media Library.

S3MediaVault Features

  • Made for Amazon S3 & CloudFront: It can securely deliver files via both Amazon S3 and CloudFront.
  • CloudFront Integration: Blazing-fast media loading speeds for your members. Up to 45% faster loading speeds for videos and audio compared to using just S3 alone.
  • "True Streaming" of Videos: Secure Video Streaming for your most important videos that you may not want anyone to able to download to their device.
  • HLS Video Streaming: "HTTP Live Streaming", aka HLS, is a media streaming protocol for delivering visual and audio media online. It was created by Apple in 2009. And S3MediaVault.com supports HLS Video Streaming.
  • Practically "Impossible to Download" AES 128-Bit Encryption: Using Amazon's API's and HLS Streaming, there’s no longer a .mp4 file. Instead, it becomes a .m3u8 file (aka “Playlist”) that is chopped up into a number of smaller chunks – aka “segments” – basically multiple, partial pieces of the video, which have the .ts file extension.

    In addition, S3MediaVault also encrypts the stream using industrial-strength AES 128-bit Encryption (the highest level supported by HLS streaming technology). Which means, even if someone, somehow manages to download the video segments, and tries to manually put them together, or uses some slick video downloading software like Internet Download Manager (IDM), they won’t be able to play the video, because the video chunks are encrypted using a secret key known only to S3MediaVault on your website (and Amazon, of course). Even browser extensions like Video Downloader or Video DownloadHelper (with its desktop companion software) won't be able to break the strong encryption. That’s how strong the S3MediaVault security is when it comes to Encrypted Streaming Videos.
  • S3MediaVault quietly and seamlessly takes care of all the technology, so you don’t need to do anything manually, or even know how it’s all working on the back-end. Just click a few buttons and fill out a couple of details, and you’re ready to start streaming!

    And with streaming video, the video is never actually “downloaded” to your computer (like a regular, progressive download video would be downloaded). That means, even if you did a view-source and downloaded the .m3u8 file, you still can’t play that file because that’s not the actual video – that’s just the "playlist", and is just a text file.

    There’s no single video file any more. The stream is made up of a bunch of different .m3u8 & .ts files. And the MP4 video becomes a flowing stream with the main file having the extension M3U8. And because the video is never fully downloaded to the browser, but streamed in real-time, segment by segment, and it is encrypted, it is practically impossible to download it.
  • So the only real way for someone on your website - like a subscriber, visitor or member - to download a streaming video, is if *you* create a download link for them, which is possible with S3MediaVault. Of course, they could always use a screen-capture like Camtasia or ScreenFlow, or even use a phone to record the computer screen. But that is simply not avoidable - you can do that even with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or HBO. So unless you create your own software or device, like Apple has with iTunes and Apple TV, you simply cannot protect it 100% from piracy.
  • Nothing is 100% secure online. Even servers of Sony, Microsoft and Google and companies with a multi-million dollar security team get hacked. But as a website owner, if you want to make it hard to download for 99.99% of your website visitors, subscribers and members, then that's exactly what S3MediaVault's Encrypted Streaming is for.

    However, we recommend that if you have a choice, then keep your videos are regular progressive download videos, which are also just as secure from unauthorized users, however, authorized users might be able to download it - even if you don't provide a direct download link - using software like Internet Download Manager (IDM) or browser plugins like Video Downloader. They are, after all, paying you for your premium content - so why make them jump through hoops to consume your content? Plus it's not always practical to be online and logged in to a website and use internet access to watch videos every single time. They may want to download your content for offline use. But if you are in a niche where piracy is rampant, or don't want your videos to be downloaded for whatever reason, then S3MediaVault is the best plugin to let you do exactly that.
  • Progressive Download: You can also use the Standard S3MediaVault protection of your videos - a.k.a "Progressive Downloads". You don't have to use True Streaming (and we don't recommend you create only streaming videos, because it makes it harder for your members to watch your content offline).
  • [NEW] Multi-Resolution Streaming with Resolution Switcher and Automated Streaming Optimization: S3MediaVault allows you to create streaming video in multiple resolutions. You can choose the resolutions in the Settings page - 1080p, 720p, 360p, 240p and 144p. And when they first hit Play on the video, the S3MediaVault video player will automatically choose the lowest-but-best resolution for the viewer based on their internet speed. If they're watching from a device which has slow internet speeds (like 3G, or 4G or maybe they're using a service that doesn't offer high-speed internet, or maybe throttles mobile access), the player will serve them the most optimized quality of video. That means, your streaming videos will load quickly for them regardless of their internet speed, saving them on their bandwidth bill, as well as saving you on your AWS bandwidth bill (win/win FTW!).
  • In addition, just like you can do on YouTube, your viewers will be able to change the resolution to a higher or lower number, and the switch will happen seamlessly without affecting their viewership experience.
  • [NEW] Streaming Audio: S3MediaVault now lets you create "impossible to download" Streaming Audio with the same AES 128-Bit Encryption for your audio files as well (same technology used for Streaming Videos). Your website visitors, subscribers, or members will not be able to download your audio from your website even if they use software like "Internet Download Manager" (IDM) or browser extensions like "Video Downloader".
  • [NEW] In-Video Ads on Start, Middle & End (a.k.a Pre-Roll, Mid-Roll and Post-Roll)
  • [NEW] Ads can be any HTML: Image, Text, Links, Banner Ad, Video, Audio, YouTube Video Embed, WordPress Shortcode, iFrame, or even a Signup Form to build a list
  • [NEW] You can even show In-Video Ads on YouTube videos! Just imagine the possibilities of publishing any YouTube video (yours or someone else's) on your website and then showing your own Pre-roll, Mid-roll and Post-roll ads on other people's videos!
  • Works on ALL devices: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Mac and every Operating System ever created!
  • Mobile-Responsive Video & Audio player will look- and work great on devices of all shapes and sizes
  • S3 Video Player - HTML5. No Flash Required
  • S3 Audio Player HTML5. No Flash Required
  • Video Playlist: Bundle any number of Amazon S3 files or public mp4 links to create a combined Video Playlist Player.
  • Audio Playlist: Bundle any number of Amazon S3 files or public mp3 links to create a combined Feed Player - aka Audio Playlist Player.
  • Built-in File Protection: Protect all of your files - like PDF, Doc, Zip, Exe, even Images!
  • Protects your Video, Audio, PDF and all other file types from being illegally shared with unauthorized members.
  • Anywhere PlaylistsCreate the audio playlist using secure S3 or CloudFront URL's. Or use any publicly stored mp3 url's stored anywhere - like your own WordPress site, Dropbox, etc.
  • Clickable Timestamps: Insert clickable timestamp links below your videos, with a description, so that the viewer can jump right to certain points in the video that interests them.
  • Advanced Media Analytics:  Track Shortcode loads Per User, Track Video Views Per User, Remember Video Play Progress Per User
  • Time-Delay Buttons & HTML Content: You can now take a pre-created button or HTML content (like text, images, etc), set it to be initially hidden, and then make it appear below the video at a specific time (you can configure how many seconds into the video it should appear).
  • Closed Captions:  You can show Captions on your videos. S3MediaVault supports WebVTT format (.vtt caption file extension). You can configure the captions to show by default (and the user can turn it off), or it can be disabled by default (and the user can turn it on).
  • Full Video Player Skin Customization: Customize the colors of the Play Button Background, Play Button Border, Text, Icons, Control Bar, Volume and Scrubber. Customize the size of the Play Button, and its location as well. You can center it on the player when the video initially loads, or if you wish to give prominence to your splash image and not cover it up with the big play button, you can position the play button on the top left or bottom left corners.
  • Content Expiration: You can choose media (Video, Audio, PDF, etc) to expire either based on Date & Time, or based on number of Views (basically, number of times it is loaded for each member/visitor). Very useful when publishing an expiring Video, Audio, or PDF download link to introduce scarcity to make your audience take action sooner.
  • It's a WordPress Plugin: Installs in seconds and can be set up in under 5 minutes
  • 1-Click Transcriptions: In the Media Manager page, S3MV will show you the list of all files in your S3 bucket. Click a link and get the transcription in minutes.
  • 1-Click CloudFront setup: A single button click sets up CloudFront integration end-to-end. Just add security keys.
  • S3 Media Manager: Manage all S3 files from within the plugin. Upload multiple files at once (or one at a time), and even create new top-level Buckets in your S3 account, all from the plugin's "Media" page. Delete S3 files too. No need to log in to S3 (other than once during initial setup, to get the Security Keys). 
  • Full S3 Browser: Browse and Choose S3 files to use with the shortcodes with just one click.
  • Instant Playlists: Just select the "Playlist" option, leave file name blank, and all Videos or Audio in that bucket (or sub-folder) will automatically be turned into an Instant playlist. Choose "Audio Playlist", leave file name field blank, then all (and only) audio files in the bucket (or sub-folder) will be used to create an Instant Audio Playlist. Select "Video Playlist", leave file name field blank, then all (and only) the video files in that bucket (or sub-folder) will be used to create an Instant Video Playlist.
  • Instant Media Page: A unique feature of S3MediaVault. Just put all of your module or course files into a single folder, and create one shortcode for it using the "Instant Media Page" option. And S3MediaVault will create secure links for all of the media files in that bucket. So if you have 5 videos, 3 audios and 2 PDF's in that folder, then using just one shortcode, you can create a page on your website that shows your members 5 video players, 3 audio players, and 2 PDF download links. So no need to create 10 different shortcodes - just one shortcode will securely embed them all on a page.
  • S3MediaVault was launched in 2009, and was the 2nd-ever WordPress plugin created for Amazon S3. We're still going strong to-date with tens of thousands of active users. With the plugin that launched before us having become gone out of business a few years ago, S3MediaVault is now officially the oldest - and arguably the very best - WordPress plugin to protect and deliver Amazon S3 Video, Audio, PDF and other files.
  • S3MediaVault is actively developed and supported since its launch, by the creators of world-class plugins like DigitalAccessPass.com, SmartPayCart.com, CoolCastPlayer.com and others.

Player & Shortcode Analytics

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Smart Speed

(Smart Speed lets you play video from 0.5x to 2x speed)

Advanced Shortcode Editor

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Why do I even need Amazon S3 to store my files? I have my own web site and hosting.

  • Regular web hosting is not meant for media hosting- no, not even if you have a VPS or a Dedicated Server. Standard web hosts are not optimized for serving large files - like Video, Audio - and not suitable for even delivering smaller files like PDF reports, Zip files, MS Word Docs, MS Excel files etc. This is more critical if the files are being downloaded hundreds (or even thousands) of times a day from your website, sometimes many of them simultaneously, as a whole bunch of your paying and free members and subscribers all try to access those files.

  • If all of your media files - like Video (.mp4), Audio (.mp3) and other files like PDF, Zip and Doc - are stored right on your web site, and you have a number of such video, audio and other files, then a lot of visitors and members viewing and downloading them from your site will use up a lot of resources on your server – like site loading time, server memory, server bandwidth, etc.

  • In turn, that could cause your web site to slow down considerably - or worse, completely crash. In addition, there may also be bandwidth charges or resource over-utilization penalties that many web hosts charge you with, for all of those downloads. And those fees can turn out to be expensive, or may even get your site shut down or banned.

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My web host offers "Unlimited Bandwidth"

  • Don’t be misled by your web host’s “Unlimited Bandwidth” clause, because if you read the fine-print carefully, you’ll see that as per their TOS, if you consume large amounts of bandwidth and use too much of the server resources, this could cause other web sites (belonging to others) on the same server to slow down and have a degrade in performance, especially if you are on a shared hosting account.

  • And they could consider this abuse of their TOS, and could either slap you with huge bandwidth or server utilization fees, or may even ask you to take your web site elsewhere because you’re causing issues for other site owners on the same server.

  • There's a reason why Content Delivery Networks (CDN's) - like CloudFlare, Amazon S3 and Akamai - even came into existence, and are so popular, and used by all web sites that serve some form of media (Video, Audio, Documents & Files). Among all of them, Amazon S3 is easily the cheapest, most efficient and heavily optimized for media, and its API's and pricing are perfectly tailored for small businesses and web sites that run membership sites and online courses. All of Amazon's web services (like S3, SES, etc) are also developer-friendly, which is why there are so many developers using those services in creating and plugins and services around their offerings - just like we have created S3MediaVault as a WordPress plugin that integrates with Amazon S3 and can securely embed Video, Audio and Files stored on Amazon S3, into a WordPress Page or Post on your site.

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Why can't I store my Videos on YouTube?

  • YouTube videos are great for public videos - like Sales videos, Documentation videos, Tutorial and How-to videos, Feedback videos, Update videos, etc. But they are not suitable for videos in your membership site and online course. You cannot secure a YouTube video. Even if your video is "unlisted", it just means that the video cannot be found in an online search and won't show up in search results on YouTube or Google.

  • Even if you put a YouTube video in the member's area, and protect the page itself using a membership plugin like DAP, then once someone does get to the page (because they have paid for it and have a valid username and password to the member's area and are a legitimate paying member), then they can see that your video is being served from YouTube. And if they click on the YouTube logo, it will take them straight to YouTube.com, and they can then pass that YouTube.com URL to their friends and colleagues and post it in an online forum, or Facebook, and there's absolutely nothing you can do to protect a YouTube.com link, because it is on YouTube.com, and not on your site. Which means, no software you install on your site can protect a video on YouTube.com.

  • Don't fall for Video players which try to hide the YouTube logo. Altering the video to remove their logo, or try to hide that it is a YouTube video, is against YouTube's terms of service, and can get your YouTube account (and your Google account suspended, or worse, banned).

  • Plus it looks cheap and unprofessional that you are trying to rip off YouTube just to save a few pennies and hosting the video on a professional host - like Amazon S3.

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How will storing my media on Amazon S3 help?

If your files are stored on Amazon S3, then you don’t have to worry about your site slowing down, or you using up too much bandwidth and getting slapped with huge bandwidth fees, because the files are being served from Amazon’s huge S3 servers which have tons more resources and speed compared to your web host.


Plus in the long run, bandwidth is way cheaper on S3 compared to your web host or any other media hosts.


And then add Amazon CloudFront to S3, and now you've got blazing-fast videos and audio for your members living in any part of the world, which is also super-secure, and member-friendly (in the form of audio and video playlists, audio and video players, and expiring download links for your PDF's, docs and zip files.

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Can't a membership plugin like DigitalAccessPass (DAP) protect S3 content?

  • DAP by itself cannot directly protect a file stored on Amazon S3. By default, DAP can only protect files (and any other content) that is on the same web site where DAP is also installed. For large files, we do recommend that you store files on a fast, scalable file server like Amazon S3. Now, the page or post itself (in which you post that Amazon S3 link) can be protected by DAP, and no unauthorized user can even see the content of the page (or the link within that page).

  • However, once a user has authorized access to a page because they’re a member, now they can see the page where you have that Amazon S3 link.

  • It’s similar to posting a public YouTube video on a protected DAP page on your web site. Sure, DAP can protect the page from un-authorized users, but authorized users can actually see the page, and see that it’s a YouTube video, and clicking on that video will directly take them to a page on YouTube.com, which DAP has no control over, and cannot protect once they leave your web site.

  • Similarly, DAP cannot directly protect that external link to your file stored on Amazon S3. And that’s where our Amazon S3 plugin S3MediaVault.com (S3MV) comes into the picture.

  • S3MV can make sure that your files on Amazon S3 cannot be accessed directly by anyone, even if the link were shared with others via email or on a forum, and can ONLY be accessed through a page or post on your web site (web site where you have installed the S3MV WordPress plugin).

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Can't I just upload my media to Vimeo?
  • Vimeo.com is just like YouTube, in that, people can upload their videos, there's a common directory to search for and watch videos, it's social in nature, and so on. And Vimeo also has a way to make your video private, which means your video will not show anywhere on Vimeo.com or in recommended videos at the end of other people's videos.

  • However, the one big difference between Vimeo and YouTube's private feature, is that Vimeo has a setting where you can configure your video to ONLY be embedded and played on YourWebsite.com. It's called "whitelisting" - so this is the same thing that S3MediaVault does for S3. It whitelists your domain, so that your video can only play from your web site.
     
  • Now, once you've ensured that your video can ONLY be played on your web site, then you now have to make sure that ONLY a certain group of people - like your registered free members, or your paid buyers, or your monthly subscribers - can even get to that page that has this private video. And that's where you need a membership plugin, like DigitalAccessPass.com.

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Can't I just upload my files to Google Drive or Dropbox?

  • Google Drive and Dropbox are not really meant for commercial distribution of files. So while you can use those services to send files to people, or make a back up of your personal or business files, you can't really use them to host videos and audio that you're going to be "playing" and "embedding" in your member's area of your membership site or online course.

  • Also, another issue: Security. If you simply wish to embed a link to a Dropbox file or a Google Drive file on your site, that's fine. The real problem is that a member who logs in and sees that link to Dropbox or Google Drive, can actually pass around that direct link to others, and you can't prevent them from doing so, and you cannot protect those links, because those links are pointing to the third-party web sites of Google and Dropbox.

  • You may wonder: Won't there be a similar issue with Amazon S3 too? Isn't Amazon S3 also a third-party web site like Dropbox? If you did wonder that, then you would be right. That is why, simply taking a regular Amazon S3 link to a file you uploaded to S3, and then inserting it directly into a page on your web site, would have the same issue of lack of security, because anyone who has access to that link, can pass that link to anyone else, publish that in an online forum, or post it on Facebook or Twitter, and you won't be able to do anything to stop it.

  • And that's where you need a plugin like S3MediaVault, which allows you to securely embed regular files, Audio and Video from your Amazon S3 account, on to your web site, in a WordPress Page or Post in the member's area. And the links that S3MediaVault generates, are secure and expiring links that will expire minutes after they're "freshly created" in your member's area. So an authorized member who logs in to the member's area will be able to access the Video, Audio or PDF (or Doc or Zip). But if they tried to copy the link and send it to their friends via email or post it on Facebook or in an online forum, then by the time they do that, the link would've already expired. You the admin can configure how soon the S3MediaVault secure links will expire (we recommend setting it to expire in 15 minutes).

  • So to securely embed a Dropbox link in your member's area in a way that cannot be shared and abused, you would need a plugin similar to S3MediaVault, but developed for Dropbox. Like DropboxMediaVault, or GoogleDriveMediaVault (neither of which exists :-).

  • But we have developed the awesome S3MediaVault just for Amazon S3, CloudFront and WordPress. And S3 is one of the best options available, S3MediaVault is one of the best plugins available for S3, CloudFront and WordPress. So you have everything you need right here.

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"Only S3" vs.
"Both S3 & CloudFront"

CloudFront is an additional layer that sits on top of your Amazon S3 bucket, and speeds up the delivery of the media in your S3 bucket.


Think of it as adding "Turbo Boost" to your S3 media.


The image on the left shows that your Amazon S3 bucket is a single location stored in the cloud, and when visitors to your website from all over the world try to access a video, audio, pdf or other media stored in that S3 bucket, they are still served those files from that one central location. Which means, the farther they are geographically from your S3 bucket, the longer (even if it's just milliseconds longer) it will take to serve them the file.


But CloudFront has various "edge locations" (those little clouds you see in the image on the right) spread globally. So when a US visitor tries to access, say, a video in your online course, if it's the first time, then the "edge location" (cloud) closest to that person, will copy that file from your S3 bucket to the local cloud. And from that point onward, every US person who tries to access that video, will be served that video from the local cloud, and not from the S3 bucket. And because Amazon has these edge locations all over the world, your visitors from all over the world will see that your videos, audio and PDF start loading super-fast, because it's loading from a local cloud that's closest to them.

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Practically Impossible to Download

S3MediaVault offers AES 128-Bit Encrypted HLS True Streaming technology to break up your original video into a number of secure little "segments" (with the extension .ts) - and then loads these pieces in real-time, and stitches them together in real-time, making a video that's practically impossible to download by your viewers.


So if you want secure videos that your viewers can only watch on your website, and not be able to download to their computers, then use S3MediaVault's Streaming Video Player.

You don't have to use the Streaming Player - we recommend using the Standard Video Player for most Content Creators which is totally secure, but then also allows you to offer actual download links for your members. Because your goal as the video or course creator should be to make it easy for them to consume your content by giving them multiple options - like, watch video on website, or download it and watch offline. But if you must make it harder on them for some reason, only then use the HLS True Streaming option.


DISCLAIMER: When we say "practically impossible to download", just note that nothing that is published online is 100% download-proof. Even Netflix and HBO and Amazon Prime videos can be easily pirated by simply firing up a screen-capture tool like Camtasia Studio, or any of the free tools available (like Camstudio).


But if you use our AES 128-Bit Encrypted HLS True Streaming technology to deliver your videos, you can rest assure that 99.99% of your viewers will not be able to download your video. And the reason we stopped short of saying "100% download proof" is because there's no such thing online. 


Even if you sent someone your videos on a secure thumb-drive that is password protected, they can still copy it and upload it to torrent or warez websites and pirate it and share it with unauthorized viewers. Heck, someone can simply just take out their phone and record the video playing on their computer, create an entirely new video out of it, and then illegally share that! So there's really no such things as "100% impossible to download" when it comes to online media. But S3MediaVault is the next best thing to gets as close as you can to "100% download-proof".


You can see in the above image that even the most popular and powerful video downloading software "Internet Download Manager" (IDM) shows an error and fails to download the AES 128-Bit Encrypted True Streaming Videos created by S3MediaVault. Click image to launch demo.


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Try S3MediaVault for 30 days. If you're not 100% satisfied with how it can Secure and Deliver your Premium Digital Content, you can get a 100% "No Questions Asked" Refund.

Buy S3MediaVault

PRO

(One-Time)

  • One-time payment (no recurring)
  • Secure Video, Audio, PDF, Zip, Doc, etc
  • Secure Video Player
  • Secure Audio Player
  • Secure Download Links for all your files (any extension)
  • Prettiest Audio Player (not ugly WordPress default player) with features like large Play button, customizable colors, download icon, "Smart Speed", etc.
  • Amazon S3 & CloudFront
  • HLS True Streaming
  • AES 128-bit Encrypted Streaming (most secure)
  • Allows you to create Video Streams in multiple resolutions which you can choose: 1080p, 720p, 360p, 240p and 144p
  • Multi-resolution "Resolution Switcher" in Video Player that allows your viewers to change the quality of the video up or down to suit their internet speed. Saves you and your viewers bandwidth costs.
  • Closed Captions (Subtitles) in any language
  • File Protector
  • Streaming Video with "Impossible to Download" Encryption
  • Create Secure Download Links for your Video, Audio & PDF which cannot be shared
  • Progressive Downloads Secure Video & Audio
  • Fully Color Customizable Video & Audio Players
  • Single Video Player & Video Playlists
  • Single Audio Player & Audio Playlists
  • Video player has 15-second Forward & Backward "Skip" buttons
  • Detailed Analytics of who watched your Videos and for how long, how many times your download links were clicked, etc.
  • S3 File Browser & File Manager built-in. No need to load in to S3 Console separately. Upload and delete files from within WordPress.
  • Mobile Responsive, HTML5 compliant and works on all devices (mobile and desktop)
  • Instant Media Page (IMP): Express Shortcode Creator to create a single shortcode to embed all files within a folder (so you don't have to repeatedly create shortcodes for each file)
  • Time-Delay Buttons & HTML Content that is initially hidden, and then appear below the video at a specific time.
  • Content Expiration: Choose media (Video, Audio, PDF, etc) to expire either based on Date & Time, or based on number of Views (basically, number of times it is loaded for each member/visitor).1 Year of Upgrades & Support
  • Unlimited Upgrades & Support
  • Streaming Audio that is "Impossible to Download"
  • 1-Click Transcriptions of Video & Audio to Text
  • Video Ads on Start, Middle & End  (a.k.a Pre-Roll, Mid-Roll and Post-Roll)
  • Ads can be any HTML: Image, Text, Links, Banner Ad, Video, Audio, YouTube Video Embed, WordPress Shortcode, iFrame, or even a Signup Form to build a list
  • You can even show In-Video Ads on YouTube videos! Just imagine the possibilities of publishing any YouTube video on your website and showing your own Pre-roll, Mid-roll and Post-roll ads on other people's videos!
  • Voice Recorder to collect Voice Mail and Audio Messages from your audience (no software or download required by your audience - they can just click a button and leave you a voice mail from your website)
  • Auto-Transcription of Voice Mail*
  • Zapier Integration*
  • Google Drive & Dropbox Integration*
  • Extract Audio from Video*
  • Create Captions in any language*
  • Text Translation into any language*
  • 360 Degree Videos*
  • Automated Text-to-Voice Player for reading out loud your blog posts & articles*
  • Audiograms (Video created from Audio + Image - for sharing Audio on Video platforms)*
  • Hooks for integrating with other WordPress plugins*
  • Many more exciting, game-changing features that we can't disclose just yet (can't give away our entire road-map to the competition :-)
  • Access to Affiliate Program

ELITE

(Subscription)

  • Recurring subscription
  • Secure Video, Audio, PDF, Zip, Doc, etc
  • Secure Video Player
  • Secure Audio Player
  • Secure Download Links for all your files (any extension)
  • Prettiest Audio Player (not ugly WordPress default player) with features like large Play button, customizable colors, download icon, "Smart Speed", etc.
  • Amazon S3 & CloudFront
  • HLS True Streaming
  • AES 128-bit Encrypted Streaming (most secure)
  • Allows you to create Video Streams in multiple resolutions which you can choose: 1080p, 720p, 360p, 240p and 144p
  • Multi-resolution "Resolution Switcher" in Video Player that allows your viewers to change the quality of the video up or down to suit their internet speed. Saves you and your viewers bandwidth costs.
  • Closed Captions (Subtitles) in any language
  • File Protector
  • Streaming Video with "Impossible to Download" Encryption
  • Create Secure Download Links for your Video, Audio & PDF which cannot be shared
  • Progressive Downloads Secure Video & Audio
  • Fully Color Customizable Video & Audio Players
  • Single Video Player & Video Playlists
  • Single Audio Player & Audio Playlists
  • Video player has 15-second Forward & Backward "Skip" buttons
  • Detailed Analytics of who watched your Videos and for how long, how many times your download links were clicked, etc.
  • S3 File Browser & File Manager built-in. No need to load in to S3 Console separately. Upload and delete files from within WordPress.
  • Mobile Responsive, HTML5 compliant and works on all devices (mobile and desktop)
  • Instant Media Page (IMP): Express Shortcode Creator to create a single shortcode to embed all files within a folder (so you don't have to repeatedly create shortcodes for each file)
  • Time-Delay Buttons & HTML Content that is initially hidden, and then appear below the video at a specific time.
  • Content Expiration: Choose media (Video, Audio, PDF, etc) to expire either based on Date & Time, or based on number of Views (basically, number of times it is loaded for each member/visitor).1 Year of Upgrades & Support
  • Unlimited Upgrades & Support
  • Streaming Audio that is "Impossible to Download"
  • 1-Click Transcriptions of Video & Audio to Text
  • In-Video Ads on Start, Middle & End  (a.k.a Pre-Roll, Mid-Roll and Post-Roll)
  • Ads can be any HTML: Image, Text, Links, Banner Ad, Video, Audio, YouTube Video Embed, WordPress Shortcode, iFrame, or even a Signup Form to build a list
  • You can even show In-Video Ads on YouTube videos! Just imagine the possibilities of publishing any YouTube video on your website and showing your own Pre-roll, Mid-roll and Post-roll ads on other people's videos!
  • Voice Recorder to collect Voice Mail and Audio Messages from your audience (no software or download required by your audience - they can just click a button and leave you a voice mail from your website)
  • Auto-Transcription of Voice Mail*
  • Zapier Integration*
  • Google Drive & Dropbox Integration*
  • Extract Audio from Video*
  • Create Captions in any language*
  • Text Translation into any language*
  • 360 Degree Videos*
  • Automated Text-to-Voice Player for reading out loud your blog posts & articles*
  • Audiograms (Video created from Audio + Image - for sharing Audio on Video platforms)*
  • Hooks for integrating with other WordPress plugins*
  • Many more exciting, game-changing features that we can't disclose just yet (can't give away our entire road-map to the competition :-)
  • Access to Affiliate Program

- Lifetime comes with an Unlimited-site license. It is a one-time payment - for life. No other payments, ever! You get upgrades and support for life.


- PRO licenses are one-time payments. You get 1 Year of Free Upgrades & Support with your purchase. After 1 year, your license will still continue to work just fine. But after 1 year, if you wish to continue receiving new versions, bug fixes and updates to the plugin, or if you need technical support, you may renew by repurchasing the plugin again. 


- ELITE licenses are recurring subscriptions. We're adding all upcoming new and major features to ELITE licenses only. So if you want the full-featured version of S3MediaVault with every feature it has now, as well every feature we will ever develop, then choose the ELITE license. You may cancel your subscription at any time. Cancellation will revoke the license.


- Charging a subscription for ELITE allows us to support ongoing research & development and pay for our developers and support folks. But we also want to make sure S3MediaVault is affordable to everyone, which is why we have the less-expensive PRO licenses, which may not have as many features as ELITE, but is still packed with features that most people would want and need from a plugin like this.


- Unlimited license is not an agency license. It is only meant for use only on websites owned by a single individual or entity and not meant for use on or to be shared with Client sites, JV sites or Partner/Friend/Associate websites.


- You get a 30-day, No Questions Asked, 100% Money-back Guarantee with all licenses. Get a full refund any time within 30 days of your initial purchase if you're not 100% satisfied with the plugin. Or even if you just change your mind.


* Features marked with an asterisk are coming soon. We are introducing almost a new feature every 2-4 weeks. So all of them are being developed and will be released soon.

S3MediaVault for FREE!

You can get a Free, Unlimited-site license of S3MediaVault, if...


1. You get a free S3MV Elite license when you sign up for Digital Creators Academy (Platinum & Inner Circle)


2. You are a DigitalAccessPass (DAP) Platinum or Elite Member

(Note: DAP Platinum members get S3MediaVault Pro, DAP Elite get S3MediaVault Elite)


If you don't care about either option above, then you can purchase a copy of S3MediaVault here.

S3MediaVault: Protects & Delivers Your Premium Content

It's about more than just Protecting your Premium Content.


It's also about Delivering it to your Members and Buyers in a way that makes it easy for them to actually consume the content.


After all, they've paid you for that content. So make sure they can get to it easily. And that they can both consume it right on your website as well as have the option to download it for offline use. If you must stream it and not allow downloading of your Video or Audio, then S3MediaVault can help you do that too with our Encrypted Streaming Video & Audio.


S3MediaVault allows you to give your members both options. And it can make sure nobody can share your premium content with other unauthorized users, streaming or not.


S3MediaVault is easily the #1 WordPress Plugin for securely delivering digital content like Video, Audio & PDF, given all of its features, like Secure, Expiring links, Progressive Download and Streaming Videos, Video and Audio Players and Playlists, Transcriptions, Captions, and more.


Add to that the fact that we launched in 2009 and are still going strong with tens of thousands of users worldwide, S3MediaVault is as good as it gets if great software, great support and great pricing is what you're looking for.


And we continue to add features all the time. And you will get the best value for your money by purchasing our one-time, Lifetime license with lifetime Upgrades & Support.


Or you could also check out our other pricing options.

S3MediaVault is developed and supported by the creators of premium WordPress plugins like DigitalAccessPass.com, CoolCastPlayer.com, SmartPayCart.com and more.

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