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Convert multiple files using avidemux

Terminal - Convert multiple files using avidemux
for i in `ls`;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load $i --save $i.mp4 --quit; done
2009-09-10 01:38:42
User: gean01
Convert multiple files using avidemux

Using avidemux to convert multiple files that are in the folder where the command was executed.


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A little more elegant:

for i in `ls`;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load $i --save ${i%%.*}-done.mp4 --quit; done

Comment by DaveQB 292 weeks and 2 days ago

Or even more fail safe:

for i in `ls`;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load "${i}" --save "${i%%.*}"-done.mp4 --quit; done

Just I am just being silly.

Comment by DaveQB 292 weeks and 2 days ago

thanks for the hints.

Comment by gean01 292 weeks and 2 days ago

I think it's better to allow bash to do it's own expansion, instead of using the command substituted `ls`, which can return errors with color codes in some versions of bash. better is:

for i in * ; do ...

check out http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls#for_i_in_.60ls_.2A.mp3.60

Comment by thebillywayne 292 weeks and 2 days ago

you still run into problems with all of the above suggestions when the filenames contain any whitespace. :( serious bash PITA. usually the only way to get around it is to use the find/xargs null bit terminator trick

Comment by linuxrawkstar 292 weeks and 1 day ago

in bash if you wrap variable in double quotes you can fix the whole whitespace issue... ie-

for video in *avi;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load "$video" --save "$video".mp4 --quit; done

Comment by splaer 234 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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