Rename video files by resolution?

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Rename video files by resolution?

Postby Ceetch » Sun May 28, 2017 1:34 am

I'd like to be able to prepend some MP4 and MKV files with their resolution height, but I'm not sure if this is possible...

The result would be something like...
[480] My SD Video.mp4
[720] My HD Video.mp4
[1080] My FHD Video.mkv
[1440] My QHD Video.mkv
and so on.

Is there some method I can use with this utility to find the height in pixels of the video and prepend it to the existing file name?
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Re: Rename video files by resolution?

Postby therube » Sun May 28, 2017 12:07 pm

Basic idea would be...

get height
get filename

combine height & filename in a format useful to "Named Pairs"

Some utilities to get height.

Getting video dimension from ffmpeg -i

How can I get the resolution (width and height) for a video file from a linux command line?


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ffprobe.exe  -v error  -show_entries stream=height  -of default=noprint_wrappers=1   "My SD Video.mp4"

That gives you:
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Then you'd have to parse that to get it in to the format you want.

s/$/] /
Gives you (with a space appended to the ] ):
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Combine that with the filename:
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[360] My SD Video.mp4

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My SD Video.mp4|[360] My SD Video.mp4

That could be automated... but you'd have to work out the details...

(A GUI utility that can display file resolutions, PlayTime.)
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