I'm having a hard time getting my head around the concept of this and kind of need it spelling out for me. as things stand the user uploads a video and then my script converts it without the user being able to do anything, however this, i know, is bad practice. The problem i'm encountering is what is the best solution for doing a cron job and converting in the background. How would i go about setting up the script in the background and converting the files that need it.
i have tried google to no avail and i must say it is annoying me now.
As ever thanks in advance..