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java applet for online video conversion and download

Joey Batac
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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hi everyone,

Im trying to setup a website that can automatically convert my video files to different formats (mp4, 3gp, etc...) online.

This way i would only need to save my videos in one format and then have my users just select the format they want. Then it would be converted automatically while they wait.

This would be similar to that of keepvid.com's online conversion tool. Is this possible for java applets?

Thanks in advance
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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If the conversion happens on the server, then I don't see the need for an applet. Uploading the file and selecting an output format can easily be done in an HTML form.


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Joey Batac
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 7
Hi Ulf,

I'm planning to have the conversion in "real-time" so there will be only one format uploaded.

Like for example:

The user will first select the format he wants (3gp, avi, mp4, etc) then click on a download button.

The conversion then happens immediately after. Then once the conversion is finished the actual download takes place.

Ulf Dittmer
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Then my assessment of an applet being unnecessary stands.
Pat Farrell
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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It might be possible, but I would not even begin the work to find out. Just write a normal web application in Java, and upload the video files as the customer has them.

Once on the server, run a conversion program. It doesn't have to even be a Java program, and I'd start with the many open source, cross platform convertors that
already exist.

Be a good, lazy programmer, reuse someone else's debugged and documented code.
 
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