I’m writing a droplet that will eventually be used to process hundreds of thousands of files, copying them to various places. Is there any limit to the number of files a droplet (created with Script Editor) can handle?
Is this something I should use Apple Script Studio for?
I’m using HFS+ which apparently has no limit to the number of files in a folder, or at least more than 32,768 (I have a folder with over 124,000 files in it on my Desktop).
We have a networked camera that is dumping JPG files to our server ever 5 seconds, 12 hours a day for the next two years (which will be 6,307,200 pictures by my math). And I wanted to have a good way to create Quicktime movies from this source data without a lot of manual intervention.
even if there is a limit to how many files a droplet can accept!
i guess it will still be quicker using a script than not using one!
the other option could be a folder action to process the files as they drop in the folder!
if you drop thousands of files on a droplet script you may find that your watching the spinning beachball of death for a long long time!!
i guess your pushing scripting to its limits in someways by wanting to script such a huge chunk of data,
the folder action route maybe a little less resource consuming!!
Yes. The script will, hopefully, let me specify the original image interval and then choose a new interval and set the FPS of the resultant file. Then it will copy the files to a new folder, name them sequentially, and start Quicktime making videos. I’m also going to try and get it to do it by date range so I can generate movies on demand for people.
I will likely post the results here in the code sharing area.