The media service has a lot of great features now, including the ability to produce analytics information about downloads – where in the world the download comes from, when and how often an episode is downloaded, etc. But before the tracking and analytics series wraps up, there's one more bit of information that should be tracked:
was this a regular download to watch the episode later, or was this a streaming download to watch in the website directly?
In this episode, you'll see the simple way to add this little bit of information to the download URL. You'll also see something new for a WatchMeCode episode: PHP – as you'll see the code for the WatchMeCode website, and how the site is modified to include the proper query string parameters for the download links vs video player.