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1000
1st July 2010, 03:23 PM
Hi there all.

I'm using Handbrake to convert video to my ipad currently. I keep all my video in a folder on an external drive and I'd like to be able to set up an application that automatically monitors my video folder and automatically queues up any new file that added to the video folder and it's subfolders for conversion and output to the iPad video directory. Handbrake doesn't seem to offer this feature.. does anyone know of an OSX application that does ?

Cheers

1000

adamd
1st July 2010, 04:46 PM
You can probably trigger an application to deal with a folder using Folder Actions.
Apple - Pro - Tips - Adding Automation Through Folder Actions (http://www.apple.com/pro/tips/folderactions.html)
There is bound to be a tutorial for media converters and how to automatically open a file and convert it to something else. The Handbrake CLI version should be able to do such, but without trying it, I'm not sure of any instructions to give you.

Hopefully this points you in the right direction!
Let me know how it goes.