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Old 03-30-2007, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There's already the shell script for re-coding video for putting onto the blackberry, but I thought I would make it work with Nautilus. To make it work for you, remove the .txt extension, chmod +x the file and place it here:

"/home/<Username>/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/vid2bb recoding"

Then when you right-click on a file or set of files, you can recode a whole batch of files. At the moment, it is kinda dangerous in that there's no grahical feedback to show progress or anything like that. (I understand zenity might be the best answer for that... just never used it for anything other than a password entry dialog.)

I find it useful not only for making a video fit the blackberry, but also to make it compatible. For example, I just downloaded a video using a firefox extension and it was saved as a .flv file. Don't think the blackberry can use that format. But after running it through the script, it worked just fine. (sound was a little low...)
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Will take a look. Thanks!
Old 08-25-2007, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Suggestion from the bash nerd (heh ): use "-r" (or -f, but -r is better) instead of "-n" when checking the filename. -n simply checks for a non-zero length string, -f checks that a file exists (which would include a 0-length check), but -r checks if the file exists and is readable (permissions, etc.).

Since you're nautilizing it, I'd also check that the output directory is writeable -- it might go something like...

MYDIR=`dirname "${filename}"`
if [ ! -d "${MYDIR}" ] || [ ! -w "${MYDIR}" ]; then
  echo "Output directory missing or unwritable, exiting."
  exit 1
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