I have a subroutine which will not run and I am guessing that it is because the variables passed to it are causing problems. Basically, the routine below checks a folder to see if files are over a certain size then splits them if so. But I keep getting an Applescript runtime error: “Finder got an error: Can’t continue splitFile.”
Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? The subroutine works fine if I manually select a file but not when I try and pass a file name to it in the automated way this script does.
set MBMax to 5 set mainFolder to (path to current user folder as string) & "Movies:EyeTV Encoded:" tell application "Finder" set fileList to files of folder mainFolder set fileCount to count fileList repeat with i from 1 to fileCount set fileInfo to info for item i of fileList as alias set filesize to size of fileInfo if filesize > (MBMax * 1000000) then set fileToSplit to item i of fileList as alias --display dialog (filesize as string) & " " & filepointer as string splitFile(fileToSplit, MBMax) end if end repeat end tell to splitFile(fileToSplit, MBMax) --> 1 = Hacha; 2 = HJSplit; 3 = FastSplit; 4 = WinSplit; 5 = MacHacha; 6 = Polymorphic --> HJSplit is best as produces fewest files and can be reassembled with Split & Concat display dialog fileToSplit set fileToSplit to fileToSplt as alias set MBchunkSize to 5 set splitFormat to 2 tell application "Finder" to open fileToSplit ¬ using application file id "com.pescadosweb.machacha" tell application "MacHacha" repeat if visible of window "split" then exit repeat delay 0.2 end repeat tell window "split" set contents of text field "size" to MBchunkSize set selected row of table view 1 of scroll view 1 to splitFormat ignoring application responses tell button "oksplit" to perform action end ignoring end tell --> just in case you wanna surpase res-fork dialog: delay 0.5 if name of window 1 is not "progress" then --> we have a warning dialog tell application "System Events" to ¬ tell process "MacHacha" to ¬ perform action "AXPress" of last button of window 1 end if --> now, monitorize if you wish: repeat if not visible of window "progress" then exit repeat delay 0.5 end repeat tell application "Finder" to move fileToSplit to trash end tell end splitFile