The project goal was to create a Joomla extension which offers the functionalities of an upload tool plus the ability to convert the files automatically to predefined file formats. So images get converted to JPEG, videos to FLV and all Word and Excel files to PDF.
The video upload provides some additional features like thumbnail creation, merging a new audio file with the video, aspect selection and extraction of a specific scene (offset and duration).
After uploading the assets they can be added to articles via the AssetCenter’s asset selector located in the rich text editor toolbar. The assets are then available for preview and download at the end of the article.
The extension was written in PHP and uses FFmpeg for the video conversion, OpenOffice for the document conversion and gdlib for the image conversion. The asset details are kept in a MySQL database.
That’s it so far about this project. There is no link available as it’s an extension for admin users only. I’m sorry!