[SUGGESTION] Flash/Video Conversion Server

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  1. rickatnight11

    rickatnight11 New Member

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    Here's an idea for a video/flash conversion program for iPhones and iPod Touches. Rather than expecting one server to convert and store all the various flash and video files that users request, why not release a version of the software that can be run on any computer. Then a user can leave it running on their machine (with security features of course) and send conversion requests to their own computer to process. Better speed, MUCH less strain on the developer's website, and then this would open up more available conversion servers if people would like to dedicate some of their processing power to convert files for low-bandwidth users.

    Actually, after thinking about this, couldn't someone write an application that sets up a server on the iPhone the user is using that can retrieve requests, download the file, and convert it into a file the user can play?
  2. QuAdS

    QuAdS New Member

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    good idea. i think that would work perfectly. send a request to your personal computer, have it convert... but wait.. would your computer send the file back to your iphone or would it host it on a site to be veiwed off of that. if the actual file was sent back to the iphone, that would take way to much time and space, and if it was stored on a server, then whos server would that be. or would it be streamed straight off of your own computer?
  3. rickatnight11

    rickatnight11 New Member

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    It would have to be hosted (and streamed) off of the computer since, like you said, it would take up too much space, and since you haven't installed anything on the device, but rather used the same javascript bookmark to send the link to your computer, the computer couldn't do anything to the device.

    Now thinking about the space issue, having an on-device converter might not be useful, but if there was an easy way to clear out the space then it could still be applicable.
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    rickatnight11 New Member

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    Essentially, the program would let you set up a webserver (similar to how iTransmogrify and the hamster one works) on your computer, that would just do the same thing that the current solutions do: receive links to videos to be converted, do the conversion, host the file. Nothing would need to be installed on the iPhone.

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