[TYPO3-english] New content element "video" - Support for video conversion in TYPO3 (FFmpeg)

Vahan Amirbekyan vamirbekyan at dgfoundation.org
Tue May 26 00:15:30 CEST 2009

Hi Morten,
we already started developing ext that uses ffmpeg lib.
It will be an generic ext. Its input will be a file and output will be 
image(s) and flv files.
We could share it if you are interested.


Morten Kjems wrote:
> At the beginning of this month I made a post titled: "Video sharing 
> project. Anyone interested?"
> Basically I was looking for a video sharing feature or for someone who 
> would collaborate on developing one. Several responded with different 
> ideas.
> The discussion more or less end ended out in one core issue:
> To create any video project in TYPO3 you need to implement a conversion 
> tool. The best conversion tool around is FFmpeg. FFmpeg work the same 
> way for video as imagemagick does for images.
> The users dont't have to worry about formats and filesize. FFmpeg 
> converts the video to a desired format and combined with a player the 
> video is presented in the frontend.
> Now you need external conversion software, knowledge about conversion 
> and formats plus various video player extensions. You can get fine 
> results this way but it is not easy for the user.
> I would love to see a new content element named "video" based on FFmpeg. 
> this means that inserting video would be just as easy as inserting an 
> image. FFmpeg and TYPO3 will take care of all conversion and presentation.
> Video content on the Internet is growing rapidly and more and more 
> website projects are going to demand support for video content. So why 
> not start looking into this subject now.
> I would like to hear you thoughts about implementing support for FFmpeg 
> in TYPO3.
> I think that project aiming for a new "video" content element would a 
> great start.
> What do you think?
> /Morten

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