Converting video with FFmpeg and Adobe AIR
5 years ago
Something I have been wanting to do for a while now is build a video converter into my Module Builder to enable automatic conversion of video into the various web friendly formats but I could never find a way to do it.
Over the weekend I discovered this tutorial on playing back any video in Adobe AIR. The tutorial runs through how to set up a NativeProcess to hook into FFmpeg to stream video from any format into FLV. FFmpeg is an open source media library for playback and conversion of almost any type of video or audio and is used by VLC and many other applications. I finally had a possible way of converting video within an AIR app! And one of the great things about this is since its using the NativeProcess API the conversion works asynchronously and the app doesn’t lock up while its converting.