Video transcoding takes a long time, especially if you are transcoding several files. I highly recommend doing this on a dedicated computer, over night, or at another time when you won’t need to use your computer.
transcode.sh may be installed using Homebrew.
brew tap alextall/homebrew-toolsto tap my cask.
brew install transcode.
transcode.sh will offer to install required dependencies if they are not detected. You can also install them ahead of time.
Pick a work folder and place your files to transcode inside.
transcode.sh will create several folders to organize the generated files. These will all be named with a
transcode.sh [File...] from the Terminal. You may add 1 or more files separated by spaces. You may also add 1 or more directories, and any Matroska files will be transcoded.
transcode.sh will accept just about any video you can find, but I recommend using MakeMKV to rip full quality .mkv files of your DVDs and Blu-rays. Place these files in the work folder, and Hazel will automatically trigger transcode-batch.sh to do its work.
Set up Hazel to watch the work folder and create a rule with the following criteria:
If ALL of the following conditions are met EXTENSION IS ".mkv" Do the following to the matched file or folder: RUN SHELL SCRIPT and choose transcode.sh.