One of the deprecated features of Known is video support. This was build in to the Audio plugin back when it was the Media plugin, but it didn’t really work very well.

The missing component was video transcoding – converting the uploaded video into something that can be played in the browser. This plugin attempts to fill that hole…


  • Drop VideoTranscode into your IdnoPlugins directory and activate
  • Install ffmpeg sudo apt-get install ffmpeg x264
  • Configure the location of ffmpeg and qt-faststart

Now, when you upload a video, it will be queued and transcoded.

It is strongly recommended that you use the Asynchronous Queue in your Known configuration as this will do the transcoding in the background.

You should also run the service queue as the web server user, so that it can read and write files, e.g.

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A few months ago I wrote a bit about extending your Known plugins to support console functionality. I’ve recently pushed a patch which will make this functionality even more useful.

Previously, you could only have one console command available to your regular Known plugin, this was of course limiting. Now, you can have multiple!

Create a directory Console within your plugin’s home directory. Then fill it with one or more classes, which extend \Idno\Common\ConsolePlugin, one for each command you want to export. The format of this is exactly the same as those for any other console plugin.