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by mac.jedi
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

The first being the ability to define additional rip folders, each with their own encode setting. The use case here being that I'd like to use different custom encoding parameters for animated content, or possibly black and white sources. Hi oo_void! Thanks for the feedback! It should be possible t...
by mac.jedi
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

I'm unable to figure out my issue with the Batch Encode. I'm using defaults and here's what I get when it tries to run: Script could not complete because The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009).m4v does NOT exist - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hi MyMonyPit, Thanks for posting! So...
by mac.jedi
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

ANNOUNCEMENT: BATCH RIP ACTIONS UPDATED Update 2009-11-10 Release Notes Batch Rip Actions for Automator 1.0.3 In Apple speak, v1.0.3 provides general fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and functionality of Batch Rip Actions for Automator and is recommended for all users. Added workflow...
by mac.jedi
Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

I have a mac mini and set the batch rip to auto eject on completion. This morning I popped in a DVD and left for work and when I got home it'd ripped the DVD to the HDD about 12 times. It seems that the mini at least sucks the disc back in after some time has passed without the disc being removed. ...
by mac.jedi
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

I'm coming upon some DVDs that include both the widescreen and the fullscreen versions of a given movie. I'm looking for a way to filter out the fullscreen track, or to have the secondary tracks named with an index of some sort. Hi th3_m45t3r, There isn't any way to do filter these in the action no...
by mac.jedi
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Rodeo wrote:The audio encoder should be ca_aac, not ca_acc :-)
Nice catch Rodeo! I have a habit of mistyping that. Thx!
by mac.jedi
Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Would you be willing to share some of your settings for DVDs for different purposes etc? Hi splodgecat, My settings are pretty basic. I don't really put this stuff on my iPhone or iPod any more, so the only two devices I need to encode for are the Apple TV and Mac Mini. For DVDs, I use a modified A...
by mac.jedi
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

I'm wondering if there's a way to tweak the workflow that loads the metadata to add the Rating tag? Hi th3_m45t3r, I'm glad it's working for you. MPAA ratings are not available from themoviedb.org at this time. I believe this is something they are currently working on, but may take a while before t...
by mac.jedi
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Any idea why the script is producing this error? *Creating Stardust (2007).m4v Using Custom/DVD-toolArgs: -f mkv -m -e x264 -q 0.600000023841858 -a 1 -E ac3 -B 160 -R Auto -6 auto -p -x ref=3:mixed-refs:bframes=3:b-pyramid:weightb:filter=-2,-1:trellis=1:analyse=all 8x8dct:me=umh:subme=9:psy-rd=1,1 ...
by mac.jedi
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

ERROR: makemkvcon command tool is not setup to execute ERROR: attempting to use tool at /Applications/MakeMKV.app/Contents/MacOS/makemkvcon ERROR: makemkvcon command tool could not be found ERROR: makemkvcon can be installed in ./ /usr/local/bin/ /usr/bin/ ~/ or /Applications/ I checked the code an...
by mac.jedi
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

The update seems to have fixed a lot of errors for me. DVDs now activate the script consistently. Cool splodgecat, I'm glad you got it workin'. I'll check on the makeMKV requirement. 2009-10-28 12:17:11.821 osascript[15427:903] Error loading /Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax/Content...
by mac.jedi
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

ANNOUNCEMENT: BATCH RIP ACTIONS UPDATED Release Notes Batch Rip Actions for Automator 1.0.2 Everything Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later Updated installer package, should correct permissions issues some users were experiencing Add Genre to Movie File.action - NEW ACTION This action tags mp4 files wit...
by mac.jedi
Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

I'm wondering if there is a way to dig into your tagging script and pick what goes where, so that I can determine what tags get placed in specific fields that I want them. Hi jrog! Thanks for posting! Here's a link to a post on another forum that discusses the tags the Actions set: http://forums.ma...
by mac.jedi
Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

I notice that it's not deleting the original file or changing the name of the new tagged file from movie-temp.m4v (for example). Hi Starhawk, Re-read the section: A Few Words on Source Folder and File Naming. Most of the conventions are described there. If you're trying to rename and tag a movie fi...
by mac.jedi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Do you have any idea why that folder action will not "launch" when I insert a new DVD? Hi westbeverly, Sorry you are having trouble. I've got a few suggestions, but a solution might require more investigation: Restart your system to clear the cache and any temp files. You need to manually quit Fair...
by mac.jedi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

It would appear that the current revision of the installer installs the action files into ~/User/Library/Automator/ but doesn't set privileges for Administrator, and sets "Everyone" to no access, which was what was causing all the problems. Thanks Calomile for letting me know. I updated the install...
by mac.jedi
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Hi Calomile, Yesterday someone wrote me regarding a similar issue… where they didn't have read/write access to their ~/Library/Automator folder. I'm not sure if this was the case before the install or the installer somehow changed the permissions. I haven't encountered this on any of my test systems...
by mac.jedi
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Truly great how-to. I have read through the entire thing a couple of times now and plan on implementing this weekend when I get a new mac and rebuild my ripping process. Thanks fcmarriott! If your budget allows, get the fastest Mac you can afford. Blu-ray takes a lot of horse-power. In 2008, I boug...
by mac.jedi
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Absolutely the most insanely impressive tutorial I have ever seen in my history in the Mac community. The effort macjedi has put in is clear to see from beginning to end - professional screenshots, thoughtful notes, tips, detailed instructions... so may I be the first to say a huge thank you on beh...
by mac.jedi
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD Backup w/ FairMount & HandBrake
Replies: 77
Views: 103602

Re: How-To: Automate DVD Backup w/ FairMount & HandBrake

Announcement

I've posted a new tutorial thread in the Mac forum:
How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

I hoping this one will die a graceful death. :D

Enjoy!
by mac.jedi
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

Release Notes

ANNOUNCEMENT: BATCH RIP ACTIONS UPDATED Update 2011-07-31 Release Notes Batch Rip Actions for Automator 1.0.7 Everything Compatible with Mac OS X Lion 10.7 Provides general fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and functionality of Batch Rip Actions for Automator Batch Rip.action - UPDATE...
by mac.jedi
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 347757

How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Batch Rip Actions for Automator How-to Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging) for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks http://dl.dropbox.com/u/242398/BatchRip/screenshots/workflowOverview.jpg Introduction [/b] Backing up a DVD or Blu-Ray library can be an arduous, time consuming task. Using a GUI t...
by mac.jedi
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD Backup w/ FairMount & HandBrake
Replies: 77
Views: 103602

Re: How-To: Automate DVD Backup w/ FairMount & HandBrake

I'm sorry you've had trouble. I've heard others having issues with the logs on certain discs. Perhaps if there are a lot of errors or an encode is particulary verbose in it's output. In any case, I mentioned in a previous post that this tutorial is due for a serious update. A lot of the features you...
by mac.jedi
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: HB not "auto-cropping" from makemkv file
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: HB not "auto-cropping" from makemkv file

I just tried them in VLC as well. I guess VLC doesn't do WVC1 "No suitable decoder module". I tried the h.264 and it played fine in VLC, but could not scrub very well as it couldn't buffer fast enough ... just paused until it caught up. I didn't see any artifacts or gray frames as I tried to scrub. ...
by mac.jedi
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: HB not "auto-cropping" from makemkv file
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: HB not "auto-cropping" from makemkv file

Have you tried playing these file with an ffmpeg based player like ffplay, mplayer, or vlc. Yes ... actually I've been using the makeMKV file for Plex after I use it to encode an Apple TV version. They have all worked fine, except for some audio sync issues which thankfully Plex allows you to adjus...