[FFmpeg-user] recursive loop through directory in osx

Ian McPherson ianmaca at gmail.com
Thu May 11 23:41:35 EEST 2017

I want to use the following command on a media directory to convert a load
of MKV to MP4. the command works fine. just need the loop to process
through. how do I do that ?

for f in *.mkv;do ffmpeg -i "$f" -c copy "${f%mkv}mp4";done

file structure is:
/ TV / Program One / S01 / EP01.mkv
/ TV / Program One / S01 / EP02.mkv
/ TV / Program Two / S01 / EP01.mkv
/ TV / Program Two / S01 / EP02.mkv
/ TV / Program Two / S02 / EP01.mkv

the command will convert all files in the same directory but that means
manually going up and down etc
I just want to start in the top directory (/TV/) kick off the loop and
leave it to it !

would be nice to add a delete command post conversion also :)

this is running on a Mac desktop


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