Hey guyz, Well basically what i am trying to do is get ruby to read my video files in so that i can get the dimensions of the video and then place the dimension sizes in my view. The two formats i need to do this with are mpeg4 (h.264) and FLV. Is there anyway i can get rails to access the metadata of these formats and pull the dimensions from the metadata? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
on 2006-04-07 17:30
on 2006-04-07 18:20
there is a ruby tool called FLVToole2 from http://www.inlet-media.de/ it parses FLV files and reads/writes metadata. no idea about mp4, but if you don't find any lib for that, you can always call ffmpeg from ruby
on 2006-04-10 17:42
how do you call ffmpeg from ruby?
on 2006-04-10 18:55
with "system" or just the ffmpeg command inside ``, check out a ruby tutorial on things like that.
on 2006-05-04 11:36
I seem to remember answering this very question here on the list, and searching on ruby-forum.com shows it having been asked three times already by someone called Andrew (you or someone else), and answered twice. Please see: http://www.ruby-forum.com/search?query=ffmpeg&subm... for a few answers. Alan