Convert multiple files using avidemux

for i in `ls`;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load $i --save $i.mp4 --quit; done
Using avidemux to convert multiple files that are in the folder where the command was executed.

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By: gean01
2009-09-10 01:38:42

What Others Think

A little more elegant: for i in `ls`;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load $i --save ${i%%.*}-done.mp4 --quit; done
DaveQB · 519 weeks and 3 days ago
Or even more fail safe: for i in `ls`;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load "${i}" --save "${i%%.*}"-done.mp4 --quit; done Just I am just being silly.
DaveQB · 519 weeks and 3 days ago
thanks for the hints.
gean01 · 519 weeks and 2 days ago
I think it's better to allow bash to do it's own expansion, instead of using the command substituted `ls`, which can return errors with color codes in some versions of bash. better is: for i in * ; do ... check out http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls#for_i_in_.60ls_.2A.mp3.60
thebillywayne · 519 weeks and 2 days ago
you still run into problems with all of the above suggestions when the filenames contain any whitespace. :( serious bash PITA. usually the only way to get around it is to use the find/xargs null bit terminator trick
linuxrawkstar · 519 weeks and 1 day ago
in bash if you wrap variable in double quotes you can fix the whole whitespace issue... ie- for video in *avi;do avidemux --video-codec Xvid4 --load "$video" --save "$video".mp4 --quit; done
splaer · 461 weeks and 4 days ago

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