I would like to hire an expert on server side encoding.
What I basically want is to use one of my servers for just plain encoding.
What I want encoded are mkv files with softsubs. I want the script to encode the file into a x264 mp4 with the subtitles burned in the video.
I suspect ffmpeg and mplayer are needed, not entirely sure about other scripts.
I have a low budget at the moment, only $100.
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