View Full Version : hidden videos are being viewed

02-22-2008, 03:04 AM
Hey now -
I've a video site where it displays a video of the month that I've uploaded. A new link is displayed monthly which enables the viewer to d/l the month's video. I've just uploaded a few new ones and have noticed they're being viewed before the monthly link has even been displayed. I've the indexes turned off so how are they able to view and d/l my hidden videos?


02-22-2008, 05:45 PM
Have you checked your google index. Are you logging who are viewing the videos?

02-22-2008, 10:52 PM
it's no biggie
just curious how they're viewing unlinked videos
appears some are just d/l'ing the whole folder for offline viewing later

02-23-2008, 01:17 AM
Its possible that they have figured out your file naming convention and then they just access your video directly and download/view it this way.

02-24-2008, 08:33 PM
the file names are unique
however, another forum has informed me there are site copiers that spider the site and allow the user to choose what folders to download

02-24-2008, 09:10 PM
Perhaps you have directory listing enabled? If you go to the directory of your videos. http://www.yoursite.com/videos/ do you see the list of videos?

02-24-2008, 10:13 PM
the indexes have been turned off