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Hanbrake CLI newbie

Post by kubmg »

Can someone step me through how to use the CLI on a MAC? I want to try it out but I have no idea how to use it. I click on the HandbrakeCLI and all I get is this:

Last login: Sat Sep 12 17:56:35 on ttys000
/HandBrake/HandBrakeCLI ; exit;
imac:~ name$ /HandBrake/HandBrakeCLI ; exit;
Missing input device. Run /HandBrake/HandBrakeCLI --help for syntax.

[Process completed]

Terminal doesn't do anything past this ...
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Re: Hanbrake CLI newbie

Post by TedJ »

First, you need to open Terminal manually then cd to the directory where you've downloaded HandBrakeCLI and run it with the command "./HandBrakeCLI <options>".


Moving to CLI, as this isn't a feature request.
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Re: Hanbrake CLI newbie

Post by anthonyfca »

the above link appears broken:

This site can’t be reachedtrac.handbrake.fr’s DNS address could not be found. Diagnosing the problem.

another newbie here, same question.
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Re: Hanbrake CLI newbie

Post by JohnAStebbins »

That's a 12 year old post. A lot has changed since then :mrgreen:

Current docs are here :wink:
https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/cli ... rence.html
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