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# 214584 18-May-2017 19:41
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I have a folder hierarchy of photos and videos. Some of the subfolders have family videos. For archiving, I want to batch convert the videos to 720p.


The videos are a variety of formats, all of which Handbrake can decode. 25GB / 333 videos, so doing them by hand would be time consuming. Problem is Handbrake batch only does one folder at a time, not a hierarchy, and it doesn't preserve the hierarchy.


I tried HB Batch Encoder, which calls Handbrake CLI, but it didn't do anything. I found a few scripts online, mostly Powershell which I don't know anything about so I'd prefer a GUI if anyone knows one. If not I'll try a script.


Any suggestions?

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  # 1784467 18-May-2017 20:29
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There used to be a way of doing a single conversion and saving it the command line, part of the queuing.

Then you just make it into a batch file with one parm for the file name.

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  # 1784480 18-May-2017 21:11
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I'll look into that thanks @davidcole


I also found VidCoder, which seems like it might do the job. It's a Handbrake GUI.




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  # 1784528 19-May-2017 05:42
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In case anyone else wants to do this, VidCoder works great! I just had to add an entry in the configuration (GUI) to recognise that MTS files that my Sony RX100 produces could be processed by Handbrake.

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