Hey all, I have a large collection of various video files scattered around in various folders on a portable hard drive. All are of different formats and resolutions. What I'm looking for is a program to convert all of these videos to MKV H.264 in the same folder they are in (and at the same resolution as the source file) and delete the old source file. Does anyone know of a program that will allow this option? AMD/ATI video card acceleration would be nice as well.
Unfortunately there is nothing automated like that. It would certainly be nice, and it would've been very helpful to me a few months ago. Best you can do really is to try to write a batch script for your specific needs to run them through handbrake.
There is a software on my Tools page that will do exactly what you want except for deleting the old files. It is called Metafox. It can process a single file or an entire folder. Simply drag n drop whatever you want processed to the desktop shortcut the installer places there. Its fully automated from the moment you drop the file/folder to the desktop shortcut. It doesnt touch quality. It simply extracts the streams (audio, video, subtitles, chapters) and places those untouched streams into MKV files.
(the software assumes you have my codecs installed)
EncodeHD was great for batch conversion to h.264 but it's no longer available because the guy who made it didn't renew his website registration, lost his website, and hasn't replaced it. You can pick up an older version if you look around and just update some of the required files that would be packaged with the program to their latest version to get it working as if it was installed with an updated package.
Thanks for all of your replies. I searched through a few custom Handbrake scripts on Google but none would auto-delete the files. I will try a few suggestions (meGUI, MetaFox, and EncodeHD), but the auto-deleting is somewhat important since I have several thousand files scattered about. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.