Batch convert a folder of videos to Xvid for use in older media player

Started by Dawgster, May 01, 2021, 04:34:34 AM

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Hello everyone,

I have noticed some heated discussions in the forum and I just want to preempt any nasty response as I am a newbie and not a computer programmer and seeing if someone smarter than me can quickly help me!

I have a Sony DVD player that can play only video files of a specific format off of a usb flash drive.
The video has to be:
1) xvid
2) AVI
3) not larger than 720 x 576
4) mp3 audio only

After some difficulty I successfully created a Custom profile in Avidemux which allows me to create the desired video. But of course I have to do every video one by one.
I am now attempting to re-encode a folder of videos to xvid. I have (after looking online) been able to create a .bat file to do simple things like convert from say mkv to avi.

But I have not been able to do re-encoding. After trying to copy examples on the internet, which involves the .bat file referencing a profile, I couldn't get it to work.

I have zero experience in any programming and the little I have been able to do involves copying existing examples, doing minor tweaks, and being lucky.

I am using Avidemux 2.7.8. I don't think I have the time, energy, or capacity to really improve my technical computer skills, so if it's a case of learning how to do it by myself, then that's ok. I'll just give up! But if someone here is like, "oh, that's really easy. Here's the code. Just do this, this, and that..." then that would be much appreciated.


I found a solution. I decided to keep looking and,19518.0.html
helped me.
It seems to be working now. I did a little test run on some small video files and it worked.