Starting from version 4.1.0 the Flowics Middleware allows a transcoding script (.bat) to run when an audio/video/image is downloaded in order to convert it into a format your graphics insertion system supports.
- Install or update the Middleware to the latest version.
- Download the FFmpeg which allows you to convert your files.
- We recommend downloading the Windows Terminal instead of using the windows default console.
Installation for Windows
- Download the FFmpeg here.
- Extract the zip file into a single directory.
- Open the extracted file and copy the bin folder into another directory. We suggest to paste it into a fairly easy path access.
Make sure that directory is present in the Path variable.
- Go to Control Panel >> System & Security >> System >> Advanced System Settings >> Environment Variables
- At this screen edit in System Variables the Path variable and make sure the folder where the bin file is located is contained within this list (e.g. C:\Users\Flowics\Documents\bin). Otherwise, add it to the end.
- Get the script that will run the FFmpeg:
- Copy it in a text editor.
- Change the FFmpeg path (where it is on your computer) e.g. C:\Users\Flowics\Documents\bin\ffmpeg.exe
- Save it as a brother of the ffmpeg (bin folder) at the same directory.
Set the env.xml file into the webapp folder on the Middleware. Here you must declare:
- File extension to be converted (e.g. ogg).
- Destination extension (e.g. wav).
- User (windows user path where the bin folder is located)
- convert (ffmpeg_transcode.bat)
For example, if you want to convert ogg to wav using /usr/ bin/convert you must write:
<New class="org.eclipse.jetty.plus.jndi.Resource"> <Arg></Arg> <Arg>transcoders</Arg> <Arg><![CDATA[ ogg,wav,C:\Users\Flowics\Documents\bin\ffmpeg_transcode.bat ]]></Arg> </New>