Per @Jude's suggestion, I'm opening my own thread regarding media protection. It is currently disable as I am demoing the site now and don't want to have broken links. Support access is granted, so you can log in and add the media protection when you want to look at it.
Here are my issues:
1. Basic protection makes the protected files broken url
2. Complete protection masks the file name but the link to the file is broken (404). It also breaks images on the homepage.
3. Hybrid protection masks the file name and actually lets you access the file but breaks homepage images and when you copy and paste the url into a different browser which is not logged in, it does not block access to the file.
Lastly, is there a way to have some media files limited to subscription or group of members A and other files only accessible to group or level B? That way they both could access the site but could have media protection set differently for each group.