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Better awk example, using only mplayer, grep, cut, and awk.
There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!
change the *.avi to whatever you want to match, you can remove it altogether if you want to check all files.
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.
If you can do better, submit your command here.
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