I have an AppleTV in the house (3, actually) and i am very happy with its ease of use, size and cost… You cant really argue with the small price!
I also have a lot of content that works great with the AppleTV in iTunes, but i have content which does not work so great with the AppleTV… So, i needed to find a way to convert files quickly and easily… thats where PowerShell and Handbrake come in…
- in the code above, you need to set the path of where your files live. in my case they live on a NAS.
- next, set the location of HandBrake… i have a 64 bit copy of Windows, and a 64 bit copy of HandBrake.
- set the new file name to where you want the file to go. in my case i have it set to my “Automatically Add to iTunes” folder, which is a magic folder for iTunes that copies any files dropped in there to your iTunes library.
- finally, conversion is run…
This may take a few min, depending on a few factors:
- how many files you are converting
- how fast your machine in
- how fast your machine can read and write the files…
I have set files to convert on 3 different machines (the GodBox and 2 other servers) and i am getting speeds of anywhere between 250FPS (on the GodBox running 2 instances of HandBrake CLI) and 40 - 60 FPS on the older servers… on the remote machines, they are sending files to the GodBox folder also, so once everything completes, its just a matter of opening iTunes and we are good to go… Now to figure out how to automate the Metadata import…
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