[FFmpeg-devel] Alembik: video and audio transcoding with FFMpeg

Benjamin Larsson banan
Mon Feb 4 17:00:37 CET 2008


Jakub Danilewicz wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just subscribed to your mailing group, so first hello to everyone. :)
> I would like to introduce to you a new open-source initiative called 
> Alembik, which in brief is an OMA STI-compliant media transcoding server 
> based on Java (J2EE) technology. OMA STI stands for Open Mobile 
> Alliance's Standard Transcoding Interface, which precisely defines a 
> contract between a client (needing some media file(s) to be transcoded) 
> and a server (which carries out the transformation process according to 
> the passed parameters set).
> To my best knowledge Alembik (a word derived from the name of a device 
> for alchemical transmutations) is a first open-source attempt to meet 
> that standard.
> http://alembik.sourceforge.net/
> The reason why I am posting this information here is that one of the 
> most important software dependencies of Alembik is... FFMpeg itself. 
> Actually whenever the server receives a request for video or audio 
> transcoding, it delegates work to FFMpegMediaProcessor, which constructs 
> an appropriate command for executing your application.
> http://alembik.sourceforge.net/alembikFFMpegMediaProcessor.html

I found this on the website:

"FFMpeg <http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/> is a C++ program"

That is not true, FFmpeg is written in C and assembler.

Benjamin Larsson

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