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I haven't used WP in a very, very long time so please bear with me.

I'm using v3.3.1 I've used get_children() to display images of a page in a custom template. I then customized a template to turn the images into a JQuery carousel.

Now, I want to add videos to that gallery.

My question is, how can I:

  1. Have thumbnails generated once I upload videos via media library.
  2. Convert the videos into multiple formats (all or most of: mp4, webm/vp8, ogg/vorbis & swf) so that I can use them with MediaElement.js

I'd really appreciate some direction on this


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  1. Try this plugin which uses the ffmpeg library
  2. This video conversion plugin looks quite promising with wide range of format support

Hope it helps. Thanks!

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Thanks Sisir, that will be useful for future projects. I'd vote you up but, apparently, I don't have enough reputation to do so. –  Housni Mar 3 '12 at 23:06

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