Part of my job is working with media of all types, and for quite a few years I’ve loved the way I could use tools like AppleScript and Automator to quickly do the types of batch conversions I’d needed using Quicktime Pro. Â QT is actually a pretty robust tool if dive into it a bit.
The problem for me has always been finding similar functionality on the Windows side. Â QT still has extremely robustÂ programmabilityÂ through COM, but accessing it has been difficult because I am a shitty programmer.
This wonderful little tool lets you perform practically any Quicktime operation you would want from the command line, which means setting up batch scripts is a cinch. Â It even gives you complete control over export settings, something the QT exporting tools I’ve seen have not been able to offer.
A few notes though, the precompiled EXE that came with the tool did not work on my 64-bit Windows 7 device, so I recompiled it specifically for 32-bit using VS2008 and it is running fine using the 32-bit Quicktime install on my PC. Â Also for some reason it is not taking configuration settings from the xml file it lets you designate as you export files. Â Hopefully I’ll get to the bottom of that.
When in doubt, make sure you’re case sensitive…