Talk:Tectonic shift think tank/Wayne's wishlist

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Your mentioning of a server side converter for Ogg brought back memories!! Once I relised how many ex2wy commands there where in any linux distro I had a dream of creating a website which would allow you to convert from any format to any other. The site would be db driven and would allow users to upload sctipts to convert from one file type to another, and the system would create new pathways inteligently, so new kind of conversion you never thought possible could be created. The idea was that if you tried to convert an audio file to an image you would get an option to have an image of the wave form etc...

Of course if you stop and think about this for more than 5mins you will relise how mind-boglingly complicated it can get, not to mention the bandwith and proccesing power you'd need.

Anyway, pipe-dreams apart, trancode is a commandline tool that an amazing job at converting a large number of media formats, but in the mean time you should have a good look at VLC! You can capture images from a webcam on windows into a vorbis file with it ... its not straghit forward, and I have actually done that myself (Yet) but look here:

--Phsi 11:30, 8 April 2007 (CEST)

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