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Use Case:

The user uploads his video from the frontend of my website in any format he wants to Amazon S3. Now I want to covenrt that video file to MPEG-4 using Amazon Elastic Transcoder by applying AWS SDK for PHP.

What is the best practice to do that if it is possible ?

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  1. Create a plugin to output the form using shortcode
  2. Submit form using Ajax call
  3. Fire off AWS-SDK calls within the form Ajax handler
  4. Poll for Elastic Transcode job status, but SNS is preferrable
  5. Push end result to Frontend User via Websocket or Email
  • Thanks. That's awesome. But just a short question: why i should use my own plugin to generate my upload form using short code, isn't it possible to use an already made form plugin (like contact form 7 or gravity forms) and their ajax calls ? – armin Nov 18 '15 at 15:07
  • You could use those form plugins as long as you are able to manipulate the end result with hooks. – Scriptonomy Nov 18 '15 at 15:20
  • you mean the end results in the 5th step? Also do you know a good place or article to start for the 5th step, since i have not used Websocket before especially for Wordpress and Amazon? – armin Nov 18 '15 at 15:35
  • Websocket is very simple. You enqueue a library such as socket.io and place your custom js code inline. – Scriptonomy Nov 18 '15 at 15:44

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