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Discussion on: Creating a VOD (Video On Demand) Platform with Rails & FFMPEG

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Pete Hawkins

Ah nice, I didn't even know there was a successor, that’s cool. Look forward to seeing if you do a follow up post using it!

On a side note, I have shifted some principles over the years in regards to video and even more recently images. Used to think thirdy party services where a waste of money and now I'm very grateful for what they provide.

Have been using imgix for image CDN / transformations on a couple projects now and wouldn't go back to doing that on my application servers. Even though the code side of it is pretty straightforward, imagemagick chewing through memory, or the weird edge cases you run into with certain file formats just isn't worth maintaining.