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Get the total length of all video / audio in the current dir (and below) in H:m:s

Terminal - Get the total length of all video / audio in the current dir (and below) in H:m:s
find -type f -name "*.avi" -print0 | xargs -0 mplayer -vo dummy -ao dummy -identify 2>/dev/null | perl -nle '/ID_LENGTH=([0-9\.]+)/ && ($t +=$1) && printf "%02d:%02d:%02d\n",$t/3600,$t/60%60,$t%60' | tail -n 1
2009-09-24 15:50:39
User: syssyphus
Functions: find perl printf tail xargs
10
Get the total length of all video / audio in the current dir (and below) in H:m:s

change the *.avi to whatever you want to match, you can remove it altogether if you want to check all files.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
mplayer -vo dummy -ao dummy -identify * 2>&1 | grep ID_LENGTH | sed 's/.*=\([0-9]*\)/\1/' | xargs echo | sed 's/ /+/g' | bc | awk 'S=$1; {printf "%dh:%dm:%ds\n",S/(60*60),S%(60*60)/60,S%60}'
2009-09-24 10:33:19
User: Strawp
Functions: awk bc echo grep sed xargs
5

You're behind on your TV catch-up, but how far behind? This command tries to open mplayer against all files in the current dir. If it's a video file it will contain ID_LENGTH, which is summed and output in hours, minutes and seconds.

Someone better at awk could probably reduce this down a lot.

mplayer -endpos 0.1 -vo null -ao null -identify *.avi 2>&1 |grep ID_LENGTH |cut -d = -f 2|awk '{SUM += $1} END { printf "%d:%d:%d\n",SUM/3600,SUM%3600/60,SUM%60}'
2011-12-12 15:49:07
User: Coderjoe
Functions: awk cut grep printf
0

Better awk example, using only mplayer, grep, cut, and awk.

find -type f -iregex '.*\.\(mkv\|mp4\|wmv\|flv\|webm\|mov\|dat\|flv\)' -print0 | xargs -0 mplayer -vo dummy -ao dummy -identify 2>/dev/null | perl -nle '/ID_LENGTH=([0-9\.]+)/ && ($t +=$1) && printf "%02d:%02d:%02d\n",$t/3600,$t/60%60,$t%60' | tail -n 1
2014-06-07 15:50:41
User: powerinside
Functions: find perl printf tail xargs
0

Use case insensitive regex to match files ending in popular video format extensions and calculate their total time. (traverses all files recursively starting from the current directory)

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Is there a good way to do this with audio? Gonna be working on that myself...

Comment by linuxrawkstar 381 weeks and 5 days ago

same command will work with anything mplayer will read, video or audio (just change the find options):

find -type f -name "*.mp3" -print0 | xargs -0 mplayer -vo dummy -ao dummy -identify 2>/dev/null | perl -nle '/ID_LENGTH=([0-9\.]+)/ && ($t +=$1) && printf "%02d:%02d:%02d\n",$t/3600,$t/60%60,$t%60' | tail -n 1

Comment by syssyphus 381 weeks and 5 days ago

you can remove the last part "|tail -n 1" and it will kinda give you an indication of progress.

Comment by syssyphus 381 weeks and 5 days ago

@syssyphus :D weeeeeeeeee!

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