You said bash...

Does "Done" represent a directory?  and.. does Done\#{filename} work
with this option? I would have thought that in *nix, it would be
Done/#{filename}

Not exactly sure what this app is supposed to do but the loop looks ok..

irb(main):004:0> puts "mencoder \"" + x + "\" -vf scale=320:240 -ovc
lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=150 -oac mp3lame -lameopts
vbr=3:br=64 -o \"Done\\" + x + "\""
mencoder "pron.avi" -vf scale=320:240 -ovc lavc -lavcopts
vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=150 -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=3:br=64 -o
"Done\pron.avi"

On 1/17/06, Jason Cameron <luxen124012x1 / rogers.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to do a mass encode of a large directory of media files but
> I'm not having much luck.  I tried to use bash but it doesn't like
> filenames with spaces so now I'm trying to do it with ruby but using the
> exec command it executes the first line then finishes.  Here's what I've
> done in the IRB.
>
> Dir["*.avi"].each {|x| exec ("mencoder \"" + x + "\" -vf scale=320:240
> -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=150 -oac mp3lame -lameopts
> vbr=3:br=64 -o \"Done\\" + x + "\"") }
>
> It would be sweetness on a stick if it worked but unfortunately it stops
> after the first one.  Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong and more
> importantly what I need to do to make this work?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> I
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