Since we are in the testing stage, I would be very keen to hear all and any objections.
I agree with what is being said here. I have also purchased and downloaded all the LLVJ's and a some other Lula videos as well, which I then copy to a USB stick and watch on my TV, which has a USB socket. This means I can watch the videos sat comfortably in my armchair while 'leaning back' as opposed to 'leaning forward' to watch them through a smaller and less comfortable to view monitor.
Back in my university days, the net and computer games etc, were described as a 'lean forward' technology, whereas watching TV was described as a 'lean back' technology and even though I know there is a bit of crossover in some of the content being made available via Lula, the LLVJ's for me at least, are definitely of the latter ‘lean back’ type, so I would always like to have the option to download them and watch them on the TV from the comfort of my armchair and without having to be connected to the Internet. So while I can see the merit of offering streaming for things such as the LR5 videos, where the user may wish to be at the screen and working along with each section, the LLVJ's (for me at least) are more for entertainment than instruction, even though I know there is general photography instruction contained in there, they are mainly something to watch and enjoy, rather than trying to 'lean into' to study and work along with. So it is definitely the download option for me please.
I also think that the people here on Lula, are very loyal to Lula and is the reason that (as far as I am aware), the LLVJ's have never appeared on any pirate sites (I may wrong of course, but I have never heard any reports or rumours of this happening).
However, if piracy was part of the consideration for streaming rather than download, perhaps some sort of high level encryption and password protection being added to the download files would help?
Either way, I would still like the option to download the files in full if at all possible and the option to pay the full price up front as a ‘one off’ perpetual use fee, rather than smaller but repeated streaming fees.
Perhaps you could offer smaller repeat fee streaming to the world to expand your customer market, but the full download option only to members, who are registered and have supplied sufficient details to validate this process?