We have a requirement for a script (presumably a bash script) to convert several thousand movie files of varying formate to mp4 format with ffmpeg.
Input files can be in .wmv, .avi, .mpeg, .mov format and we need to convert them (with as little loss of quality as possible) to mp4 for streaming via a VOD system.
The script would need to be as bullet proof as possible (ie we would run it as an unattended cron job)
We are running on a FreeBSD cluster
Hope thats enough info, feel free to ask if not.