We need an application, running on our Linux Apache server, that will watch a directory for new SWF files, and if any appear, convert them to AVI format.
A sample SWF is here:
[url removed, login to view]
The AVI should be saved to a separate directory. audio and video need to be retained, and the AVI file should have the same filename (i.e, [url removed, login to view]).
Note: Converting to MPG instead of AVI would also be acceptable. Whichever one is easier. : )
I understand that there may be third-party command-line applications which exist that can do this, and you're welcome to use them as part of your solution and add the cost of the application to your bid. However, we need the total cost of this project to be $1000 or less.
We have had programmers approach us intending to use ffmpeg for this conversion. Please be aware: ffmpeg does not work for this type of conversion! We have had three programmers try to make this work with ffmpeg, and it does not work. That is because SWF files are Adobe code, they need to be decompiled, and ffmpeg can't decompile SWF files, only FLVs.
If you have some kind of new information or unusual approach for using ffmpeg, great! Please download the linked swf above, and use your method to convert it to MPG or AVI. If you can make that work, you're at the top of the list. Otherwise, you will need to use a method other than ffmpeg / mencode.
Again, this is for use on a Linux Apache server.
PLEASE, don't bid on this project unless you have read all of the above and you already know exactly which method you will use. The winning bidder will be someone who has contacted us via the PMB and who can show us a sample .AVI or .MPG file created by their process from our sample .SWF above.
Thanks and let us know if you have any questions.