Automator script to batch convert ISO to MKV

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sferrari63
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Automator script to batch convert ISO to MKV

Post by sferrari63 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:32 pm

It wasn't clear to me that there was a good way to convert a bunch of ISO files to MKVs in a way that works well for Plex on Mac, so I created the attached Automator workflow. It's not fancy or robust, perhaps more of a starting point for others. It assumes that you have your ISO files in a folder that also contains a folder called "MKVs" (where the results will go) and another called "Converted for Plex". When you run the script you select the ISO files of interest and it puts the largest resulting MKV file into "MKVs/diskname", the others into "MKVs/diskname/Other", and moves the original ISO file into "Converted for Plex". This works well for me: As long as the original ISO filenames are reasonable and I have https://support.plex.tv/articles/local- ... nd-extras/ installed, scanning the library will almost pick the proper file as the movie, and the remaining files as "extras". When I get around to it, I can rename the files in "Other" to be more informative, or delete them if they're crap.

The thing simply dies if it encounters an error, and for all I know it might not work at all on other people's systems, but I figured I put it out here, just in case.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xcrq5g8e9b0w ... rqg5a?dl=0

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