Handbrake watcher / converter utility
This app was created for personal use and so documentation errs toward non-existent.
There's no ongoing support for this. It works for me.™ PRs are always welcome, though.
What it does
Watches a pre-configured folder for new movies and then attempts to convert that file using Handbrake to a hard-coded preset.
On finding a new movie, it will also try to determine the movie's name and metadata using the Rotten Tomatoes API and
if a match is found, then normalise the output filename to
Intended for use in conjunction with some download tool (like Transmission), where downloads can be moved to the watched folder on completion. This tool will then detect the new movie, convert it and move the converted file to a configured location.
This output directory could in turn be watched by other tools for further processing (e.g. for adding to a media server).
npm install handbrake-watch
Set your Rotten Tomatoes API key:
* as an environment variable (
The following folders need to be set in
folders:# The folder that should be watched for new files. i.e. the files to be converted.input: ''# The folder where pending and currently converting videos are storedpending: ''# The folder where the newly created converted file will be movedoutput: ''# The folder where the original, un-converted file will be moved on conversion successcompleted: ''# The folder where the origin, un-converted file will be moved on conversion failurefailed: ''
Once configured, run:
The application logs verbosely to
logs/handbrake-watch.log, but for common events such as when starting and completing
(or failing) a conversion, the application will make an audible noise. This won't be ideal in all cases, but... it suits