how to encode a large number of movie files in a batch process…



Hurray! There I found it. A tool that makes it possible to create large batch encoding sessions just with some clicks. You need:




  1. VirtualDub (any current version will probably work) – by the way; I recommend VirtualDubMod



There you go:




  • open one movie file of the bunch you want to encode in VirtualDub


  • set the encoders for audio+video up like you want


  • save the “Processing Settings” to a .vcf file


  • you can close the video file in VirtualDub now


  • start VirtualDub Batcher and:



    • choose the .vcf you previously saved


    • choose the output folder


    • add the movie files you want to encode with the “Add Files” button


    • when everything looks like you want it: “Make Job List” is the button to press


  • open the “Job Control…” in VirtualDub now (F4 on your keyboard) and open the Job List file which is located in the VirtualDub Batchers’ folder.


  • press start and have a cup of tea.


Source 1: http://www.virtualdub.org/
Source 2: http://virtualdubmod.sourceforge.net/
Source 3: http://www.brightonart.org/VDubBatchAssistant.shtml