[Magento] Downloadable and URLs

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
We are contemplating using a service like these to add DRM to our downloadable publications:

How would I setup a downloadable product to point to the files located on THEIR servers vs. having to upload the file in the BO?
Is this even possible with Magento v1.4.0.1?

Other than that, is it possible to serve downloadable products from a CDN in Magento?
Question by:EddieShipman
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes it is possible to server from CDN.
    In the back-end you need to set the downloads information to use URL not FILE. Then you just need to adjust how the urls are build to that they reference the CDN instead of the magento install.

    I do something similar with downloadable products. I have made a subscription service  for streaming videos. The videos are hosted on amazon s3, so it sounds similar to what you will need to do.

    You will need to do the following(maybe more):
    1. Adjust the block that displays the downloadable links in the customers downloads area. You may need to inject special logic into the block and also in the template.

    2. Adjust email templates to use urls you want. you will need to adjust the blocks crontrolling the data based to the emails.

    That should get you started.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks Mike

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