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Old 08-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
muskiediver
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ftp video files - cron job extracts video info & posts to web page?


Hello.

I am trying to make a redundant job more efficient. I was wondering if you know if anything like this (or close to it) to this exist?

I would like to send via ftp video files are to a directory. A cron job would run at a certain time of the day (or I can ssh and enter the command to run it). The cron job triggers a script to extract video data from a Real Video file (title, author etc.) then post the videos on a web page with the video title, author etc as the link.

Does anyone know if something like this exist?
 
Old 11-23-2006, 03:01 AM   #2
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should not be too hard to implement using ftp (client), some commandline program to parse realmedia metadata and crontab. /joe
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:03 AM   #3
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Thanks Joe

Joe/Zefo - Any ideas as to which program could do this? I am completely new to writing cron jobs.

Your help is kindly appreciated.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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Joe/Zefo - Any ideas as to which program could do this? I am completely new to writing cron jobs.
then i would really suggest reading some documentation and do some googling. ok, now i am not sure if i understood correctly but to me it seems you want the following:

1. cron configuration part

let cron daemon initiate the prepared script at given time (for this you need to have crond service running and appropriate line in /etc/crontab -> man crontab will tell you more)

2. script writing part

as for the artist/song info extraction maybe mplayer/ffplay could do that - i dont have any file to test with. once this is done the rest should be quite simple.

theoretically the script could look like this:

mplayer -identify movie.rm | awk/sed construction + storing appropriate values into variables (say artist and song)
ftp video_on_local_machine.rm remote_machine:/var/www/whatever/$artist-$song with corresponding .ftprc file in your home directory
 
Old 11-23-2006, 08:02 AM   #5
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Thanks

What would be a good book or web site to read to learn about creating my own cron jobs?

Last edited by muskiediver; 11-23-2006 at 09:38 AM.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 08:20 AM   #6
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once you stop mixing two different problems and start a separate thread yes, i will assist. bye for now, joe
 
Old 11-23-2006, 09:41 AM   #7
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sorry

My apologies. I have seperated the thread and posted a new topic under Linux general questions.
 
  


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