We need an application, running on our Linux Apache server, that will watch a directory for new SWF files, and if any appear, convert them to AVI format.
A sample SWF is here:
[url removed, login to view]
The AVI should be saved to a separate directory. audio and video need to be retained, and the AVI file should have the same filename (i.e, [url removed, login to view]).
Note: Converting to MPG instead of AVI would also be acceptable. Whichever one is easier. : )
I understand that third-party applications exist that can do this, and you're welcome to use them as part of your solution and add the cost of the application to your bid. However, we need the total cost of this project to be $300 or less.
Please, don't bid on this project unless you already know exactly which method you will use.
Please be aware: ffmpeg does not work for this type of conversion!
I have had three programmers try to make this work with ffmpeg, and it does not work. That is because ffmpeg can't decode SWF files, only FLVs.
If you have some kind of new information or unusual approach for using ffmpeg, great! Please download the linked swf and use ffmpeg to convert it to MPG or AVI. If you can make that work, you're at the top of the list.
Otherwise, you will need to use a method other than ffmpeg / mencode.