I had a ton of home videos on miniDV tapes that I wanted to have available on my media PC, so I set up a few scripts to make this happen.
With the magic of inotify, it made the process fairly straightforward.
The first step is to start the inotify watch:
#!/bin/sh # # set -u set -e set -o noclobber while true do FILENAME=`inotifywait -r . -e close_write --format %f 2> /dev/null` echo $FILENAME if [[ "$FILENAME" = *.dv ]] then nice -20 ffmpeg -i $FILENAME -target ntsc-dvd completed/$FILENAME.vob rm $FILENAME fi done
Then, start the file transfer:
dvgrab -f raw -autosplit -size 0 -showstatus -t -rewind
With short clips, the files are occasionally missed because ffmpeg is still running, so a final pass takes care of the missed files:
for i in *.dv; do ffmpeg -i $i -target ntsc-dvd completed/$i.vob && rm $i; done