I'm looking for a video sharing site where I can post videos, but when a person views them they can't just click a button (like videodownloadhelper or youtube downloader) and save them. I want them to only be accessed via web. Does anyone have any ideas?
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There are ways to obfuscate the URL of embedded media through server-side scripting (and possibly using a database to store the URL), but ultimately the content must get served through a call from the browser and so any two-bit wannabe hacker can use programs such as wireshark or addons such as Tamper Data to find out the final URL, then can use a download manager to grab the URL.
Even if you had an encrypted HTTPS URL, there are still programs that can screen capture your video.
So what I'm saying is although you might find a site to upload that states they are able to hide links, if people want to download your video they will find a way if it is playable on the internet...so your best option is to probably find a site that suits your audience and accept people will probably find a way to rip it.