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Author Topic: Request: random file picker for ffmpeg with GUI  (Read 438 times)

superboyac

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Request: random file picker for ffmpeg with GUI
« on: January 17, 2022, 11:54 AM »
It's been a while since I've made a request! (ever since my inglourious award)....

Anyhoo, here is the request.  It is intended very specifically for WINDOWS OS.  I am requesting some ffmpeg automation with GUI.  It needs to be able to run as a service, meaning restarted if accidentally stopped or errored. etc.  Here are the specs:

specify a root folder, then pick a random video file from that folder, and it must search through the subfolders also.  No consistent folder structure.  So, essentially, it needs to make a random playlist from a folder with a chaotic bunch of video files in it.  Video files can be of any format.

Once picked, then run an ffmpeg CLI command (which I have already figured out and can post).

Run as a service.  Although, I guess this is not essential since I can use other software to turn it into a service.

That's it!

ON the GUI side, well I guess the GUI isn't needed, but might help.  I was hoping for a place to select the folder.  And maybe another part just letting you know the file that is playing or that the service is Live or not.  Maybe just a top line showing the selected folder, and then a window showing the output from ffmpeg, that would be nice too.

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Re: Request: random file picker for ffmpeg with GUI
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 03:32 PM »
I made a wireframe sketch based on skwire's Trout, which is nearly perfect for this.

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« Last Edit: January 19, 2022, 05:43 PM by superboyac »

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Re: Request: random file picker for ffmpeg with GUI
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 06:00 PM »
OK I'm attempting to do this on my own using AHK.  First time, wish me luck.  I've made progress:

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Re: Request: random file picker for ffmpeg with GUI
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 11:19 PM »
First time, wish me luck.

Enjoy the thrill super-amigo! :)

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« Last Edit: January 20, 2022, 11:26 PM by publicdomain »