Welcome to Podiant Factory Server’s documentation!


Podiant Factory Server is a Django app for building extensible and reliable media processing workflows.

To install it, simply run:

pip install podiant-factory-server

Then add the app to your settings:



This project is an open source portion of the Podiant podcast hosting product. Its podiant- prefix is just a naming convention, and this package may be useful if you’re dealing with media processing (encoding or managing metadata) on cloud-hosted files, such as on S3.

This package is maintained by Mark Steadman.


Life’s too short, so this package is available under the WTFPL – Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License.

Fork it

The code is hosted at git.steadman.io because reasons, but is publicly available and you should feel free to add a GitHub origin of your own and push changes there.

I use GitLab day in and day out but haven’t yet done much in the way of accepting merge requests from outside developers (only developers internal to the projects I’ve worked on), however I’m happy to look at them. Possibly the best way to discuss that is to find me on Twitter, @iamsteadman.

Anything wrong or missing?

If I’ve missed something in the documentation, or if something’s broken, find me on Twitter, @iamsteadman and we’ll talk about it. If it’s a problem that affects the Podiant product, then it’ll likely get fixed pretty quickly. If it’s something more esoteric, it might take a little longer as my primary commitment is to building the Podiant platform.

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