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10.5: Convert multiple videos for AppleTV via Automator Apps
I have been waiting for an easy way to convert my vacation videos for AppleTV use. Well now I can, using Automator in 10.5. There's lots of neat new stuff going on in Automator, but I want to focus on converting movies. Here's how to do it -- note that you'll need to have QuickTime Pro for this to work.

Open Automator, and choose a Custom project. In the Library column, click on Movies. In the Actions column, select Ask for Movies and drag it to the work area. Next drag the Export Movies action to the work area, and change the Format pop-up in its box to AppleTV. Set the Save location to whatever you'd like to use.

Now run the script; you can select multiple clips and even preview them in Automator.

[robg adds: You could also save this as an application when done, or with a bit of work (use the Finder -> Get Selected Files action) turn it into a Finder plug-in that would work on a Finder selection.]
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10.5: Convert multiple videos for AppleTV via Automator
Authored by: deleted_user13 on Nov 02, '07 08:35:32AM

I'd sure love to find a way to do this with VisualHub. I use VH for all my video converting for the AppleTV. I'd love to find a way for it to automatically recognize when a new video file is in a folder and then convert. Any ideas?



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10.5: Convert multiple videos for AppleTV via Automator
Authored by: superg on Nov 02, '07 09:26:05AM
10.5: Convert multiple videos for AppleTV via Automator
Authored by: jeffxl on Nov 02, '07 02:58:00PM
You can get automator actions that communicate with visual hub, but it's pretty clunky right now (0.4beta, after all). If the conversation takes a while, which it always does, the script throws an error due to a timeout. Also, if automator calls visualhub while it's already converting, it will start from the beginning. But nonetheless, if you want the actions, they're here

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