Get the total length of all videos in the current dir in H:m:s

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}'
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.
Sample Output
30529.18
8h:28m:49s

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By: Strawp
2009-09-24 10:33:19

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Probably so. I'll spend time on it once I have said time to spend. Fav'd and +1; I'll use this as a skeleton :)
kaedenn · 452 weeks and 3 days ago
Excellent, ta :)
Strawp · 452 weeks and 3 days ago
the command "bc" should be "bc -l"
unixmonkey11037 · 406 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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