MP3 Encoding From A Great Distance
Okay, focus. We’re lookin for more real-world tutorials, remember?
How about a distributed MP3 encoder which pipes data through DRb to a list of clients empowered with LAME? Needs more filler text and hand-holding, but the code is certainly adequate.
See this is it: someone could read this tutorial, learn Ruby, and then proceed to actually use the script they’ve just written.
Update: four parts have been finished and this tutorial is now mirrored at RubyGarden. (In case you find this entry in the future: Hi, future.)