Temporary Links

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For the programmers on this forum.
Is there a way to go behind a temporary link and edit or remove the expiration  time?
Thanks.
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M.E.M.

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No (if I interpret the question correctly), access to the target is handled on the server side. Although I've seen some feeble attempts to obfuscate the expiry in the link and you might be able to decipher the method of obfuscation, but most are simply looking up the url (which includes a unique token) in a database (or other data store) that maintains the expiry and redirecting the request if not expired or yielding a not found (or maybe a more user friend expiration message) if expired.

But then again I'm a recovering programmer ;)

P.S. If talking about the PlayOn Cloud link, the recordings are only available for 7 days unless you spring for one of their permanent Cloud storage plans at an extra monthly cost.
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As can I, even  though I am "an old man with a cat"
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When I go to the eye doctor and he says here read the first lowest line you can make out on this chart -  the response is E

Actually the first response is What? a couple times until I tell him to speak up... then E

OK, now take off the glasses... What? What? It's still E my memory is still good.
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Here is a screen shot of the properties of an MP4 file I downloaded last night from a PlayOn Cloud link.


The frame width and frame height look like high definition to me.
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Yes that would appear to be 720P. Was that from Netflix? If so, it demonstrates Netflix's per title optimization to some extent and why 720P alone is not a reliable indication of the speed required to stream smoothly. A higher frame rate would require more bandwidth.
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Yes. Netflix.