How to set-up pay-per-view content in Joomla
Posted on 2011-10-08
I'm looking for a Joomla module to manage pay-per-view access to my Joomla content.
The solution I am after resembles a membership system, but is more like an online events system. An event is simply defined as an item of content that has an expiration date. This content will typically consist of an embedded video player that will stream live video at a scheduled date/time.
We set-up a content item so that it is protected (restricted access). The content item will be set to expire on a specific date/time.
To view this content item users must puchase access. Users are required to register as part of the purchase process. If already registered, users will be asked to login prior to completing the purchase.
Once users have purchased access to content, they can login and view that content item until it's expiration date is reached.
Once registered, users remain members of the site. This does not allow them access to all protected content, only the content they have purchased access to. Registered users (site members) must make additional purchases to view additional restricted content.
I've looked at the following components:
- OSE Membership
They all seem to provide a mix of the functionality I require, but I am unsure if 1 will do all that I need.
I would appreciate some guidance on what Joomla componets, modules, config, etc I need that would best suit my reqirements.