With Media Mover 2 having significantly changed its architecture, the possibility to import and export data has gotten much more interesting. Because Media Mover's configurations now are mostly containers for steps which define the actual things that happen to files, it is possible to export and import both full configurations and individual steps. This is helpful for example if you are tweaking your video conversion process on your development server and then you can export the tweaked settings to your production environment. [Mark Sonnabaum](http://drupal.org/user/75278) has been leading the way getting the integration with CTools done so that there is a familiar interface for getting data in and out.
I wrote about installing FFmpeg on Debian machines a http://24b6.net/2007/06/15/ffmpeg-wmv-mp4">while back but times have changed and it's time to go through the process again.
Currently I'm running Debian stable which has fewer of the libraries that are needed to get FFmpeg going. To make life easier, I added the http://debian-multimedia.org/">multimedia repository to my install following the rather easy instructions.
sudo dpkg -i debian-multimedia-keyring_2008.10.16_all.deb
sudo echo -e "\r\n# Multimedia \r\ndeb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
Now we need to update our packages list
http://drupal.org/user/326562">beksau posted a http://drupal.org/node/465230">really helpful tutorial on how to integrate mobile technology (eg: mobile phones) with Media Mover to create an automatic transcoding system for posted content. Beksau's process uses http://drupal.org/project/mailhandler">mailhandler as a standalone rather than integrating directly with Media Mover, but from my perspective, it just showcases the fact that you can make very creative systems for handling content- Media Mover is flexible enough to plug in to what you are already using.
The Hub is a Drupal driven portal for human rights content. There are a variety of really interesting implementations of various aspects that it does, but the one I want to focus on is functionality that was just released that connects user uploaded content back to to the player.