[FFmpeg-user] cloud encoding
houndeyex at gmail.com
Tue May 10 01:52:07 CEST 2011
If you are looking for something totally headache free, I have heard good
things about Panda from a start-up in my area. http://www.pandastream.com
On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Kosta Vlotis <kosta.brazzers at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 5:31 PM, David Overcash <funnylookinhat at gmail.com>
> > On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Kosta Vlotis <kosta.brazzers at gmail.com
> >> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Phil Rhodes <phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
> >> wrote:
> >> >> i'd like to have a server rack set up locally and have a script that
> >> >> sends tasks to my "cloud". this solution seems idea for my needs but
> >> >> for the amount of videos that we encode, paying someone for computer
> >> >> time and bandwidth might mean the cost will be too high.
> > Have you considered simply using an external service or writing your own
> > setup? I've created ( and currently manage ) two video encoding
> > that scale per the necessary requirements of my current encoding queue,
> > it was a lot of work, etc. I think you're looking for a silver bullet
> > will magically turn a bunch of computers into an encoding farm for you
> > little or no effort on your end, and you might as well just use
> > encoding.comor a similar service if that's the case.
> > Realistically though, if you end up going this alone, you might as well
> > follow the instructions of the earlier post by using a CRON script to
> > the encoding job, and then simply manage your queue by sending files via
> > to your various boxes, etc.
> > If you're beginning to think an external service is your best bet, send
> > an email (not to the list) and I can make a suggestion or two.
> > Cheers,
> > David
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> im definately not looking for a magic solution. but this looks ideal.
> i just need to figure out the monthly cost of this:
> http://blog.picloud.com/tag/ffmpeg/. the advantage of an external
> service is i don't need to worry about buying/setting up/maintaining
> the servers. the down side is obviously cost..
> building a solution is also on the table (probably what my employer
> would prefer). but i have very little knowledge of programming and
> scripting outside of a windows batch environment. but i am not opposed
> to learning as i go (i'm quite good at that :D ). i just need a place
> to start.
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