Command line file transcoding app for PHP 5.3+.

0.8.0 2012-08-20 14:59 UTC

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Mutate is a file transcoding CLI application. It provides a nice command line interface built on top of the AC Transcoding library.

This app is under heavy development. It is developed in sync with the Transcoding library.


Right now the only way to install is via composer. Try these commands:

cd </path/to/mutate_root>
php composer.phar install

Once the dependencies are installed, you'll need to check the settings mutate.conf.php to make sure they work on your system. Mutate provides wrappers for other programs which may need to be installed independently on your system.

Basic Standalone Usage

Try mutate list to see a list of all available commands.

To see what available adapters (and presets for those adapters) you have, run:

$> php bin/mutate status

To simply transcode a file from one format to another, given a preset, you can use the mutate script found in the /bin directory.

$> cd /path/to/mutate_root

# convert image format
$> php bin/mutate transcode /path/to/test/file.jpg image_to_gif /path/to/output/file.gif

# convert video (if the output file path is not provided, mutate will automatically choose a filename for you in the same directory)
$> php bin/mutate transcode /path/to/test/file.wmv mp4_720

# run a transcode job (a grouping of multiple presets)
$> php bin/mutate transcode:job /path/to/test/uploaded.wmv html5

Not-quite-standalone Usage

Mutate provides it's own transcoder, which accepts an array of configuration and automatically loads adapters, presets and jobs depending on that configuration. You can use this Transcoder in your code in place of the base AC\Component\Transcoding\Transcoder if you wish.

//build the Mutate transcoder yourself (it automatically registers all adapters/presets/jobs included with the ac/transcoding component, depending on the configuration you pass it)
$transcoder = new AC\Mutate\Transcoder(array(
    //include any custom config for the underlying adapters, or logging, here


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