URL Encrypter is a utility for Wasp and Rave that will encrypt URLs in order to hide the location of the files on your web server. Wasp and Rave can only load files that are available through a public address (URL).
By encrypting URLs, physical locations to files can be hidden from users who review the source code used to display the player. This provides an extra level of security for access to the source files, preventing folks from easily deriving the direct URL to media files that are stored in a public area on your web server.
Media files, external playlist files, images and any other kind of file that gets loaded into Wasp or Rave can be derived from the source code (e.g. HTML, XML code) that is used to display Wasp or Rave.
All external files that get loaded into Wasp or Rave that use a URL can be encrypted, including:
- Media Files
- Image Files
- Cover Art
- Video Overlay
- Playlist Files (Rave)
- Plugins (Rave)
- Skin Files (Rave)
- And any other file that uses a URL.
For more information on protection, including alternative methods for preventing direct access to media files, see the FAQ entitled "Pretty Good Protection."