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Old 28-04-2010, 05:02 PM
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Question for all you programming gurus out there

I am developing a site for a client who's server doesn't have ffmpeg installed on it, and as it is a shared server, it seems like it isn't possible to get ffmpeg on it, though I need to double check this.

I think there is about a 99% chance it isn't going to be on there, but as the client is a multi-media company dealing with videos, obviously this would be a good thing to have installed, especially as they want to display flash videos for computers and HTML5 video functionality for iPhones, and dynamically generate a video preview for each video they upload...

Does anyone know if its possible to access ffmpeg if I have it on my server, to deal with the video manipulation and save the results back to theirs?

Is there a better solution?

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if it were me, i'd look for media hosting, and embed it from there.

hopefully that way you'd get your videos into the cloud, for better streamage.
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hmm, that's perhaps not such a bad idea, but managing that via the cms would become an issue, as each video needs a client and a category... though worth some more pondering as I might be able to think of a way around that...
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I believe Amazon's S3 supports both video streaming and flash media server integration, that might be a good option?
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Storing files in the cloud is one thing, but converting them between formats is another, you don't want to do that on the fly... I would think that you need hosting with ffmpeg, essentially, so your system can do the conversions required and then send the files off to wherever they need to go to be served from. Given what's involved in working around the lack of ffmpeg, moving to a different host is probably the least painful/costly option, right?

I'm doing a Flash video project, we're using Railo (open source CFML engine) as it has an abstraction layer for video conversion built in (based on ffmpeg actually). Essentially uploaded files are queued for conversion, done one by one to limit resource usage, then sent off to their final resting place.
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Check out Bits on the Run.

They do all the transcoding, and storage - or you can integrate with Amazon S3 for storage.

Easy to integrate into your CMS as well...

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Check out Bits on the Run.

They do all the transcoding, and storage - or you can integrate with Amazon S3 for storage.

Easy to integrate into your CMS as well...

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now that sounds like win material
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now that sounds like win material
Yeah, i had a look at their demo and it seems pretty slick.
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looking at the demo now, thanks for the feedback
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