I need to streamline the processing of podcasts. to do this I require a script and process that will fo the following:
(mp3 files will be approximately 1 hour in length, I am not sure of the exact size yet)
1. monitor a folder on a desktop computer. when an mp3 file is copied to this folder, the software needs to upload it to a temp folder on the server.
2. on the server, any mp3 file that is uploaded requires the following process:
a. a short intro mp3 is added the the beginning of the file and a short outro is added to the end of the file. The file is then reprocessed to produce one final mp3 file. The prefered bit rate needs to be adjustable from an external file.
b. the file is then renamed to include title, date, part. this information will be colated from a master title file where the information is calculated from a list of schedules against the time the file was generated.
(Time generated will be in the original filename form the original uploaded file)
c. the file is copied to a download folder and verified and the original in the temp folder is then deleted.
d. the file details are added to a mysql database including the link of the final file location.
Consideration needs to be made to optimise this process whereever possible. as an example if it is better to compress the mp3 prior to upload, this should be done.
The mp3 files will upload on the hour every hour up to 8 hours per day 5 days a week.
Can all applicants present the best way to achieve this process in order for me to make the right decission.
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