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Spiral Paid Download Plugin for Virtuemart

Paid download plugin for Virtuemart 2 and 3. Sell your files, either locally hosted or cloud hosted on Amazon S3 or Dropbox
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This custom field plugin for Joomla 2.5 and 3, and for Virtuemart 2 and 3 can be used to sell virtual products on your Virtuemart sites. We developed it for use on our own site.

This plugin for Virtuemart allows you to attach a download custom field to any product, then select the file that will be downloadable. When the customer buys the product they will receive a download link for the file. The download link is personalized so that it is only valid for that particular order, it does not give away the actual location of the file.

The plugin can be used to sell either locally hosted files, or files hosted on Amazon S3 or Dropbox, through our free AS3 Manager extension.

It includes the following useful features:-

  1. Supports both files hosted on your own server and cloud files hosted on Amazon S3 or Dropbox
  2. The customer can only download the file once payment is confirmed
  3. Downloads can be restricted either by number of downloads or time period - or both;
  4. Download entitlements can be edited for individual customer orders, for example you can increase the number of downloads a particular customer is entitled to;
  5. Download restrictions are applied to the custom field not the downloaded file, so you can change the file, for example, if you want to release a new version;
  6. Download security, customers  are not able to download anything they are not entitled to by manipulating the file id.
  7. You can attach as many downloadable files as you want per product;
  8. The plugin supports either a simple file download, or display/play in the browser (eg for JPEGS or MP3 files)
  9. The plugin can simulate file streaming, you can set a maximum download speed, useful to reduce the load on the server if you have a lot of downloads or big files

You can view the documentation for the plugin here.

The plugin is implemented as a custom field, you simply create a custom field, attach it to your product, and set the parameters including the download file. See our feature on custom plugin fields for more information:

System Requirements

Compatible with Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3, and Virtuemart 2 and 3.