Video delivery


I use Cloudflare 2 year ago, and now I received an email. (TOS violation). Video content error 302. This simple mp4 video stream site, i just use IP mask. Rules: Cache full off.

If i buy Cloudflare Stream this block off? I want to just ip mask (porxy, hide origin ip) Sorry for my english.

No, you will have to serve your videos entirely through Cloudflare Stream to not be blocked. Your existing URLs will continue to be blocked.

If you want to contest the TOS violation you may reply to the email about it, however I personally don’t think you’ll have much luck because my interpretation of the TOS is that regardless of cache state, videos can only be streamed from Cloudflare Stream, R2, KV, and Durable Objects.

2.8 Limitation on Serving Non-HTML Content

The Services are offered primarily as a platform to cache and serve web pages and websites. Unless explicitly included as part of a Paid Service purchased by you, you agree to use the Services solely for the purpose of (i) serving web pages as viewed through a web browser or other functionally equivalent applications, including rendering Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) or other functional equivalents, and (ii) serving web APIs subject to the restrictions set forth in this Section 2.8. Use of the Services for serving video or a disproportionate percentage of pictures, audio files, or other non-HTML content is prohibited, unless purchased separately as part of a Paid Service or expressly allowed under our Supplemental Terms for a specific Service. If we determine you have breached this Section 2.8, we may immediately suspend or restrict your use of the Services, or limit End User access to certain of your resources through the Services.

Reference for exceptions:

(I am not a lawyer, my views are personal and may not represent the actual truth and enforcement of the TOS)

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