The end of an era

We are sorry to announce that Footprint Communication, author of S3Media Stream and Footprint Player, has to close down because of economic difficulties. As such, the development of S3Media Stream and Footprint Player will come at an end. We realise this may come as a shock because undoubtedly you invested a lot of time getting to know how the plugin works, embedding short code, etc. but we really have no choice.
Therefore, we try to give you as much time as possible to find another solution.

Active subscriptions
We’ll make sure that all customers with an active subscription as of 13 November 2019 will keep having support until end 2020. That gives you a full year to find another solution. We may decide to extend that support, depending on the amount of support requests during the year 2020.

Expired subscriptions
If you didn’t take extended support in the past and your subscription is expired before 13 November 2019, we won’t be able to give you support and renewal of support is no longer possible. But the tutorials for the latest versions will remain available (see also Support changes below)

Support changes

  1. All tutorials of the latest versions of S3Media Stream Enterprise(WordPress), S3Media Stream 8.x(Joomla) and Footprint Player 1.x(Joomla) will remain online until end 2020.
    NOTE: these tutorials may become obsolete in time as changes are made on various platforms. We cannot guarantee to follow up on that.
  2. wp21century.com (for the WordPress version) will close down and the tutorials will be transferred to footprintaddons.com (WordPress customers will get a notification by e-mail when this is done and where to find them).
  3. Support questions may take more time to be answered from 1 February 2020 onward as they can be processed only in the evening.

Availability and updates of software
As from 18 December 2019, everyone can download the software and do with it whatever they want as long as the GNU 3 license agreement is respected. The source code is not obfuscated so you can make changes as you see fit.
Note, that we will only give support to our current customers, i.e.: we don't give support to newcomers.
We cannot guarantee updates of software related to big changes in Joomla and WordPress as from this point onward. For instance, an upgrade to Joomla 4 is not in the pipeline, nor will there be an update of the wizard for the Gutenborg editor(WordPress) since there is an excellent plugin that can run both Classic and Gutenborg on the same WordPress installation, namely: https://www.wp21century.com/disable-gutenberg-editor/.

Footprint Player for WordPress
Although we had plans to create a WordPress version of Footprint Player, given the situation and the lack of responses regarding this subject in our latest communication, this will not be pursued, although Rudolf Boogerman will develop this for his own art site and may release it as a crowd fund project.
The ETA is unknown yet, but those of you interested, let us know via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Refunds
Everyone who subscribed on or after 13 November 2019 can request a refund. The rules of refunds are explained in the general sales conditions (see section 30 day - Money back guarantee). Exception: Renewals are not refundable.

Alternatives
While wanting to provide an alternative, we had a look at our competition, like Easyvideo and FlowShield, but they have thrown the towel in the ring also. So, what's left are video services like vdocypher.com, jwplayer.com, wowza.com and others, but you may also try the AWS market place, which offers various options.

We wish you success with your projects and if something is unclear to you, let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note that we only answer customers with a known username.
Depending on your feedback we may adapt this page.

Rudolf Boogerman, 16 December 2019
Footprint Communication, Belgium

 

Footprint Player™ for Joomla

Plugin Joomla Module Joomla Module compatible with Joomla 3.0

Footprint Player is our new extension for Joomla to protect media and any file type against unauthorized use via AWS CloudFront. It ships with Video.js, the Open Source video & audio player sponsored by BrighCove. Footprint Player is compatible with S3Media Stream shortcode.

  • Private progressive download video and audio (also called pseudo streaming)
  • Semi-private HLS adaptive streaming video and audio
  • Semi-private MPEG-DASH streaming video and audio
  • Protected download links via signed URLs (expires in time) to any file type on AWS CloudFront.
  • Private/Public playlist generated via wizard for audio or video.
  • Public External media (not served via AWS)
  • Supports AWS KMS-Managed Keys (SSE-KMS) encryption

FULL DETAILS

See also: Footprint Player vs S3Media Stream

S3Media Stream with JW Player

S3Media Stream™ for Joomla

Plugin Joomla Module Joomla Module compatible with Joomla 3.0

S3Media Stream is an extension for Joomla to protect media and any file type against unauthorized use via AWS CloudFront. It ships with JW Player®, the award winning video & audio player.
Version 8.7.5 has the option to use the Cloudplayer of JW Player.

  • Private progressive download video and audio (also called pseudo streaming)
  • Semi-private HLS adaptive streaming video and audio
  • Semi-private MPEG-DASH streaming video and audio
  • Private 360 VR video
  • Protected download links via signed URLs (expires in time) to any file type on AWS.
  • Private/Public playlist generated via wizard for audio or video.
  • Public External media (not served via AWS)

FULL DETAILS