Embedding Video From Amazon S3

Profile picture of the author Kris_78 by Kris_78 Posted: 08/18/2008
Hi guys,

I've just started using Amazon S3 to store my videos on. But I'm not sure how to embed these videos in a Wordpress blog. Any advice would be gratefully received!
#amazon #embedding #video

  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Quentin
    Hi

    You can just embed the code and change the link or watch this video.

    I use video Vipers plugin and it does it all for me.

    Have a look at these.

    http://theimclub.com/multimedia/

    Quentin
  • Profile picture of the author Kris_78
    Kris_78
    Amazon S3 just gives me a link to a page with the video on it. I need to put the video and player in a page on my blog.
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    David_Thompson
    Quentin has a great video about about that
    I even created one on how to use a subdomain
    so the content looks like it's coming for your
    site...

    Check that out as well you'll see how to use
    subdomains and S3 account.

    Created by Camtasia Studio 5

    --David
  • Profile picture of the author drnet
    drnet
    How do you protect your videos if you are setting up a membership?

    Thanks for the video David, it helped me get a video up and running, but it is totally unprotected .

    if someone joins my membership, they can steal hte URLS of my videos and walk out the front door with all my material. This is NOT good.

    The only option I have seen is an expire set up, but that would mean newmembers coming in are not going to see the video if I let it expire in a month or 2..

    Sam
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Mike Hill
    Originally Posted by sclark View Post
    How do you protect your videos if you are setting up a membership?

    Thanks for the video David, it helped me get a video up and running, but it is totally unprotected .

    if someone joins my membership, they can steal hte URLS of my videos and walk out the front door with all my material. This is NOT good.

    The only option I have seen is an expire set up, but that would mean newmembers coming in are not going to see the video if I let it expire in a month or 2..

    Sam
    Become a member of the War Room and you'll get the code for free...

    Mike Hill
  • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
    marcanthony
    A member of the WF prepared this...



    How To Use Amazon S3 File/Media Hosting Service
  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    jjpmarketing
    A lot of great videos. Thanks for how to's. I am working on a membership site with Easy Member Pro... and was looking for a good way to embed videos into the site. I didn't realize Amazon S3 was so cheap.

    Does anyone know how to embed an SWF video file without using S3? I would like to use my own hosting account to host the videos instead of the S3 service. I don't necessarily need to host the videos on the same hosting account as the membership site website.
  • Profile picture of the author cloudberryman
    cloudberryman
    There is a freeware tool that my team has released. I hope the members of this forum will find it useful for managing Amazon S3 and CloudFront. The tool is called CloudBerry Explorer for S3 and you can download it at our website - can't post it here.
  • Profile picture of the author EWPotentials
    EWPotentials
    S3 Media is by far an excellent bandwidth source to host your videos for both blog and website!

    Here is an absolute, great player for you to use! It will automatically connect to S3 for you, upload the video, allow you to adjust the size of the video window, and then generates the code that you can copy and paste to your blog or website! Instant video feed!

    You can also set up a Re-direct for affiliate links. After the video finishes, they are redirected to the affiliate sales page! You can do this in same window or direct it to open a new window. You can also set the video to preload, not preload or autoplay with 4 different video skins.

    This player also generates for audio only. You have both options - either video or audio.

    My latest blog post is using this player and it is hosted by S3. The file is 106 Mb in size. S3 is by far great!

    Here is the URL for the player: BlueHost.com
    To view the player, my blog is: Online Marketing Business Tips That Make Sense For Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurial CEOs

    To Our Success,

    Philip J. Mutrie
  • Profile picture of the author MacS09
    MacS09
    Hi Kris,

    I had the same problem - video on amazonS3 on Wordpress blog.
    Use the "flv embed" plug in for Wordpress - simply search for it, install it as per instructions. They have a useful instructions page on the site where I was able to glean all I needed to know to get it up and running, no problem (beware of blank spaces in the filename, Wp doesn't like it ).

    I had one problem with the plug in: it offers a "posterframe" option allowing an image of your choice to be seen instead of the obligatory black starter screen. Although I followed the instructutions to the letter, I couldn't get it to work. I gather from comments on their blog that I'm not the only one. Does anyone have a solution for this?

    Good luck and happy new year.
  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    Jill Carpenter
    Wow, I was going to recommend EVP in the WSO's but it sold out.

    Oh well.

    I still recommend it but it will be full price somewhere.

    Here is what that is all about.

    Perfect for S3 on all your videos needed on your host. Really easy to use.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...ve-launch.html
  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    ravijayagopal
    Check out http://S3MediaVault.com . It has the Flowplayer in-built. Just plug and play.

    And it also protects your S3 videos so that they can only be played from your blog.

    - Ravi Jayagopal
  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    Johnny O
    Originally Posted by MacS09 View Post
    Hi Kris,

    I had the same problem - video on amazonS3 on Wordpress blog.
    Use the "flv embed" plug in for Wordpress - simply search for it, install it as per instructions. They have a useful instructions page on the site where I was able to glean all I needed to know to get it up and running, no problem (beware of blank spaces in the filename, Wp doesn't like it ).

    I had one problem with the plug in: it offers a "posterframe" option allowing an image of your choice to be seen instead of the obligatory black starter screen. Although I followed the instructutions to the letter, I couldn't get it to work. I gather from comments on their blog that I'm not the only one. Does anyone have a solution for this?

    Good luck and happy new year.
    This worked great for me, but any idea how to protect it so only teh people on mys ite can see it? I am using the videos for a membership site and don't want people that are not on my site to be able to see the content. The videos are hosted on Amazons3
  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    ravijayagopal
    Johnny,

    In order to protect the page itself so that it can be viewed by your members only (paying or free members), you need something like http://DigitalAccessPass.com to protect the page and get people to login first before they can view it.

    Hope this helps.

    - Ravi Jayagopal

    Originally Posted by Johnny O View Post
    This worked great for me, but any idea how to protect it so only teh people on mys ite can see it? I am using the videos for a membership site and don't want people that are not on my site to be able to see the content. The videos are hosted on Amazons3
  • Profile picture of the author Johnny O
    Johnny O
    Originally Posted by ravijayagopal View Post
    Johnny,

    In order to protect the page itself so that it can be viewed by your members only (paying or free members), you need something like WordPress Membership Plugin - Membership Script For WordPress Blogs And Regular Web Sites to protect the page and get people to login first before they can view it.

    Hope this helps.

    - Ravi Jayagopal
    The page itself is already protected with the wpwishlist plugin, my question is how to protect the video itself so no one can get the location from teh source code or anything and share the video off the site. I have read this is something I should worry about, no?
  • Profile picture of the author 4Highflyers
    4Highflyers
    Just to make it clear to those new to S3:

    Underneath the relatively un-user friendly exterior, it's no different to
    hosting your files on any other hosting account (in fact simpler in many
    ways). It's well worth the initial effort...

    Apart from it being a bit 'bare bones', the main difference is that it's
    effectively 'pay per view'...

    ...every time someone views a file, you pay for it.

    That's why it's worth using S3's 'expiring links' ability: you can then help
    lessen 'bandwidth theft' - which is more important with video, because the
    amount you're paying for someone else to download is greater.

    That part either takes programming knowledge (to use effectively and securely),
    or a 3rd party plug-and-play solution...

    There are several already offered on this page, and others too (including
    mine - viddymatic.com ).

    Main thing is, don't be shy of S3, take your preferred solution, and give it a whirl
    (CloudBerry or S3Fox make it very easy to add/edit videos to in your S3 account).

    Best,
    Adam

    PS - If you wants a special 'Warrior' deal on our video prog, just pm me.
  • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
    ravijayagopal
    Johnny,

    >>my question is how to protect the video itself so no one can get the location from teh source code or anything and share the video off the site<<

    Ok, now I understand. If you have your videos located on your own web site, then DigitalAccessPass will protect your videos too.

    But if you have your videos hosted on Amazon S3, then you will need a plugin like S3MediaVault.com that will get an expiring URL from the S3 server, and that timed url will expire in say, 1 minute (of course, once your user gets the expiring link, then the video downloading time itself is not restricted - user can take 3 hours to download the same video if he has a slow connection).

    It's just that if he shares that link with someone else by email or say posts it on a forum somewhere, then the link would have already expired (expires in 1 minute from the time of "generation") and no one else can access the link even if they go directly to that link on Amazon's S3 server.

    Makes sense?

    - Ravi Jayagopal
  • Profile picture of the author Wilson Mattos
    Wilson Mattos
    Kris,

    You might also want to check S3FlowShield. It makes secure embedding of audio/video/downloadable files very simple:

    Secure Amazon S3 Video Streaming for WordPress - S3FlowShield

    This will make it so the links to your media cannot be shared with non-members.

    The plugin and the built-in player are very customizable.

    Wil
  • Profile picture of the author ChrisLang
    ChrisLang
    Don't open that link, multiple popups and tried to launch Java on me. That says something bad is happening there when Java comes up.
  • Profile picture of the author Wilson Mattos
    Wilson Mattos
    Chris,

    Which link are you referring to? There are several in this thread.

    Wil

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