How to protect streams?
Add privacy protection to live or recorded streams in just few clicks!
Updated over a week ago

Videolinq subscription plans now include a low-cost alternative to expensive and complicated DRM systems. The service allows stream protection based on a domain name, audience geographical location, or the IP requesting the video.

Protect a live broadcast, or a pre-recorded video, streamed from Videolinq or from any 3rd party supported video services or CDN using the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. The service does not apply to streams sent to social media platforms. Privacy protection is offered on selected Videolinq plans.

The following settings will apply to live streams hosted by Videolinq. Want to protect live or recorded streams hosted by another video platforms? Go to Step 6.

Step 1:

Login to the Videolinq dashboard, open a channel, and click on the "Privacy" tab.

Step 2:

Type the domain name you plan to embed the Videolinq player on, and click enter.

Step 3:

Drop down the allowed country list and check all countries you grant access to the stream. Edit or remove countries as needed.

Step 4:

Enter the IP addresses allowed to watch the video. For example: or Edit or remove IP from the list as needed. Important: local network IP addresses hidden behind a proxy server may not be visible and restrictions will not apply.

Step 5:

Use a mix of domain protection, geographical, or IP restrictions as needed.

Step 6:

The Videolinq Player can protect live or pre-recorded content streamed by Videolinq or other streaming video providers or CDN's. To use the player you will need the HLS path copied from the Videolinq channel, or a 3rd party provider.

  • Login to the Videolinq dashboard, create a player, and give it a name.

  • Copy the HLS path.

  • Expand the "Privacy Controls' tab and apply restrictions as needed.

  • Save the player. Copy the iFrame player code to your website or blog.

  • Test the player with a live broadcast or recorded media.

If you have questions about this article - contact technical support.

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