Automating video and audio encoding


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Automating video and audio encoding

Here is one more use case I want to touch on and that's automating the video encoding process. We just went over how to encode videos one at time using free tools, but for a lot of web sites you're encoding videos that are uploaded by your users. It would be a pain to encode all of those one at a time. So you want to automate that process. I am not going to go too deep into creating the actual workflow because that's a very big task in itself and requires a lot of programming, but I will give you some of the resources available specifically for automating HTML5 video encoding. First is FFMPEG, which you can find here at ffmpeg.org.

It's an amazing piece of open source software that along with some additional libraries can support all the HTML5 video and audio formats that we need. In fact, a number of other encoding tools are built on half of FFMPEG. There isn't an easy graphic interface for it though. So to use it you have to open a Terminal and work on the command ...

Automating video and audio encoding
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Automating video and audio encoding provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Steve Heffernan as part of the HTML5: Video and Audio in Depth

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