As part of the schools digital media sections of IT the students have to capture and edit video – since the IT Teachers want to stick with XP Movie Maker (which I understand because of its simplicity for the year 7/8/9 students) we are constantly running into problems with video file formats not being supported.
Usually if a student had some video that couldn’t be edited I would stick it into SUPER and re render the video on my desktop PC however with the volume of video this can sometimes take quite a while.
As such I was thinking does anyone know of a way that I could get one of the servers to automatically render the video for me?
The way I see this working (or something similar)-
1. Student finds they can’t use video in movie maker
2. Student cops video file to a network shared folder
3. Every few minutes the server looks at that folder to see if there is anything in there
4. Server converts video and puts it in a ‘rendered videos’ network folder
5. Server s deletes original video from folder (maybe even deletes the rendered video after a specific time period)
What would be even better is if this could also be done with music files to.
I know this is a tall order and I’d be happy to have a go at anything.
If I need to run a separate OS (or even Linux) to do this then that shouldn’t be a problem as we have plenty of RAM in our virtual server.