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Smart Ways to Secure Your Online Video Content

When video is a part of your strategy, securing your content is one of the most critical issues. Unprotected videos are very easy to download and even redistribute without your consent. That’s why you need to avoid unauthorized usage and make sure your video can only be managed with your permission.

Cincopa is a smart video hosting and management platform offering you some effective ways to secure your video content both on your own website and in external sources.

Prevent unauthorized downloads

Very often, online videos and other multimedia can be grabbed by accessing its source code in a browser tab and copying a path to the video file. This method is also known as ‘right-clicking’ since this action is made by clicking on a multimedia asset with a right mouse button. If you don’t protect videos from right-clicking your content might be used as a part of someone else’s product, which will damage your online reputation. Things like this will never happen with right-click protection. This tool available for all Cincopa users blocks unwanted video downloading and hides its original source code from every anyone. Additionally, you may set up a different link to show up on right mouse button clicks.

Protect video from screen capturing

Another way to copy your content is by recording it with one of the numerous video screen capture tools out there. In this case, protecting your video with a watermark or logo can make sense. Even though someone will still be able to capture your video, branding will eliminate the possibility of commercial usage, and all viewers will associate it with your business.

Block unwanted views

Sometimes you may want to allow watching your videos to a limited audience. It’s a common practice for multiple spheres, such as education. Sharing video publicly puts you at a risk of losing a certain portion of your income. As a publisher, you can take advantage of several ways to stay assured that views are available to authorized users only. Cincopa allows to secure accessing your videos with password protection and by IP, which means it can be watched from white-listed devices. Both options are perfect to help you monetize your video content and block it from unwanted views.

Restrict video embedding to other websites

Sometimes video publishers encourage viewers to embed and share their video external sources as possible. But this may not be appropriate in the case with private video content. Domain lock provides the highest level of video security when you want to restrict video embedding to third-party websites. If being able to provide exclusive video playback is important, you can create a specified list of domains where embedding is allowed.

There can be many reasons to secure online video content, but thankfully, smart video hosting platforms like Cincopa offer plenty of tools enabling you to do that. Not only do these options give you peace of mind, but they also turn video security into your marketing advantage. Stay tuned for more tips from Cincopa!

Cincopa is a smart video hosting and management platform offering you some effective ways to secure your video content both on your own website and in external sources.

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Written by Nicoleta Halaciuga
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