Bash script to convert video files into Google Chromecast supported format.
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chromecastize.sh

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chromecastize

Simple bash script to convert video files into Google Chromecast supported format.

Script identifies video and audio format of given file (using mediainfo) and converts it if necessary (using ffmpeg).

Filename of output video file is <original_filename>.mkv and original video file gets renamed to <original_filename>.bak.

Requirements

  • mediainfo
  • ffmpeg

Install requirements by running e.g. apt-get install ffmpeg mediainfo (Debian) or brew install ffmpeg mediainfo (MacOS with Homebrew).

Usage

./chromecastize.sh [--mp4 | --mkv] <videofile1> [videofile2 ...]

Examples:

  • ./chromecastize.sh /Volumes/MyNAS - converts all videos on your NAS (assuming that it's mounted to /Volumes/MyNAS)
  • ./chromecastize.sh Holiday.avi Wedding.avi - converts specified video files

Options:

  • --mp4 forces conversion to MPEG-4 container
  • --mkv forces conversion to Matroska container

Authors

  • Petr Kotek (did the script save you some time? donations appreciated: www.petrkotek.com)