I’m working on an AppleScript droplet to take a series of mp3 files that I have and convert them all to Hinted Movie format using QuickTime Pro. The code as I have it works fine now, but it is not perfect. I’m hoping somebody could help me with two things:
(here’s my code, to begin with)
on open of movs set sl to ((choose folder with prompt "Save hinted movies to:") as text) tell application "QuickTime Player" activate repeat with i from 1 to number of items in movs set this_item to item i of movs open this_item set save_location to sl & (get name of movie 1) & ".mov" export movie 1 to save_location as hinted movie using default settings close movie 1 saving no end repeat end tell end open
As a droplet, I would like to be able to drop several files on it at once and not have to specify the save location. I have experimented with getting the path of the dropped file, and using that as a jumping off point to extract just the component folder, but it gives me an error when I need to convert it to text.
Also, it doesn’t return the exact file name that I want.
For example, if i’m dropping
ideally, i would like to have 1_2_Committe_Talks.mov returned to me in the same folder. But as the script works right now, it would just return “Committe Talks.mov”
If you have any suggestions please help! Thanks.