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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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I wanted to easily batch convert some Mkv files, about 150, to Apple TV mp4's. I love the Handbrake preset but I can only add one file at a time to the batch list. And unfortunately Compressor doesn't accept mkv's. Is there an easier solution?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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HandbrakeCLI is your friend here. I will post my script for you. It is so easy it is sick.

EDIT: Okay here it is. Unzip, and put the file called convert into the folder with the mkv's. Then open terminal and type:

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cd /path/to/mkv's
convert
It will convert every file one after another. After a successful conversion it will rename the originals with a .delete suffix. Also after each conversion it will printout how far along it is with converting them all.

EDIT: You need to have HandbrakeCLI installed to /usr/bin/ to use this script. Otherwise, open the script in a text editor and edit the path to handbrake variable at the top of the script. It is easy to see.
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The new version of HandBrake supports adding multiple files at a time.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 12:47 PM   #4
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if this is for an appletv2, you likely don't even have to re-encode. You can use something like mkvtools to batch convert mkv to apple tv friendly mp4's. Some people report issues but I haven't run into any 720p rips that haven't been playable on the appletv2, and it only takes a few minutes to repackage rather than several hour re-encode. You'll need to purchase mkvtools to get access to the batch function, but I think it's only $5. There's a trial version that you can grab to try out.
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The new version of HandBrake supports adding multiple files at a time.
Really...How?
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if this is for an appletv2, you likely don't even have to re-encode. You can use something like mkvtools to batch convert mkv to apple tv friendly mp4's. Some people report issues but I haven't run into any 720p rips that haven't been playable on the appletv2, and it only takes a few minutes to repackage rather than several hour re-encode. You'll need to purchase mkvtools to get access to the batch function, but I think it's only $5. There's a trial version that you can grab to try out.
Is MKVTools the correct program or is it MP4Tools since the end result desired are MP4 files?
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