Re: [greenstone-devel] Patch for UnknownPlug.pm to handle filenameswith spaces - and begging for video plugins.

From Michael Dewsnip
DateMon, 18 Oct 2004 17:15:59 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] Patch for UnknownPlug.pm to handle filenameswith spaces - and begging for video plugins.
In-Reply-To (1276bce126f9a0-126f9a01276bce-email-bigpond-com)
Hi Stephen,

> PS Does anyone have plugins for video formats? I found mention on MTVPlug and MovPlug in the music video demo collect.cfg file but they are not included in the distro.
> (Or should I sniff around cvs?)

Both MTVPlug and MovPlug are very specific plugins for the music video demo collection that process HTML files from http://www.mtv.com -- they are, unfortunately, far less exciting than you
would think, and don't do anything with movie files. I'd wager that http://www.mtv.com has changed sufficiently for them to not work any more, as well.

However, there should be some video plugins on the horizon: one choice of project for the "Digital Libraries" course running here at Waikato is to create a plugin for a video format. I'm not
sure how many students are choosing this option (or the quality of code we'll get!), but I imagine there will be a few and they should end up in Greenstone eventually.

If you want to mess with Perl for a day or so it wouldn't be too hard to write your own. The easiest path is to download a Perl module from http://www.cpan.org that reads the video format you
are interested in, then take something like OggVorbisPlug.pm and modify it to extract the video file information (using the CPAN perl module) and add it as metadata.

Regards,

Michael