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Video subscriptions on a site

Video subscriptions on a site

Video subscriptions on a site

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I have a client who's inquired about placing videos on their site on a subscription basis (ala Lynda.com). Visitors would pay via credit card to access the videos. I'm not sure where to begin with this? Are there any Shopping Cart type companies that I would be able to create this sort of site with?

Thanks for any help.  

RE: Video subscriptions on a site

Well, easiest solution for sure will be a CMS.

I feel like a sales person lately for Drupal, only it's free, so I can't be a salesman there, right? wink  Well, I do use Drupal, and I do participate in the user forums on their main sites, at least a little.

Anyway, here are my thoughts on the topic:

If it's an all or none type of subscription, it'd be REALLY easy to do.  If it is more of a "you pay per video" subscription, then that could get a little more difficult.  I imagine that's why Netflix has it practically totally unlimited online for their stuff.

Anyway, in Drupal, you'd put your content online, and then you could set up a couple of user groups, or maybe a few - whatever your needs would require.  You could have registered users, registered paying users, and non-registered users, I guess.  And then set permissiosn to content accordingly.  You'd be surprised at just how much detail you can get into there IF you really want to.

Here's where you can take a look:

http://drupal.org
or
http://groups.drupal.org - groups on specific topics.  There's one for store fronts and that sort of thing, which some of that info would probably interest you, and there are several other groups as well.

Anyway, take a look, and see what you think.

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