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Adding videos to website
uploaded by users...

 2:08 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I'm thinking of adding video capability to my website, i.e. users will have the ability to upload and view/share videos. I made a simple test player, everything works nicely thanks to Flash 8, but here's my problem: How would I go about encoding uploaded videos to FLV format?
Videos are loaded into the flash player as FLV files, which are created by flash. I suppose I need a program that will queue uploaded videos and pass them to flash to be converted to flv... Is there an easy (or easier) way to go about this? Would it be possible to create a SWF movie that does this encoding? I would search around, but if someone could point me in the right direction that would be nice.

Hope it's clear enough,



 6:57 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think FFMPEG might be what you are looking for.


Can be accomplished using PHP:

Not used it myself, but a good place to start.



 6:46 pm on Jun 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hey, thanks for the reply.

This sounds promising, but I need to clarify something else.
Are there any legal issues I should be considering with implementing video uploads/flash on my website? Obviously users are responsible for the things they upload, and should any violations occur the videos will be removed..


 12:12 pm on Jun 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Remember the problems YouTube had with copyrighted content. You will have to have some disclaimer about what people can upload. It might be a good question to ask in the Copyright forum:



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