Using Automator - stuff like this possible?

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  1. fstfrwrd macrumors regular

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    when downloading movies, I find myself doing the same routine over and over again, so I was wondering if Automator could do it for me as well?

    this is what i want to do:

    I open an URL with tons of rapidshare links on there (all 100mb rars)
    then automator kicks in

    1) download all the rars
    2) unrar them into one .mkv movie file
    3) convert .mkv to .mov with visualhub
    4) add subtitles to the .mov in submerge
    5) delete rars + .mkv

    is something like this possible for automator to do or is it too farfetched?
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    All of that is easily possible with AppleScript, except the downloading part, and even that's possible if RapidShare always uses the same addressing scheme (as in predictable).

    But with Automator, I have no idea.
     
  3. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is applescript hard to do if you haven't done anything like it before?

    and about the rapidshare thingie ... i got a premium account, so when i open an RS link in a new window/tab, it just downloads the file automatically, so can't i just have an applescript open the rapidshare url's in new tabs (which results in downloading them all?)
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, AppleScript can do that.

    But if you never did anything like it before, then it does have a very steep learning curve. Very steep. Google it to get an idea.
     

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