Automated Video Processor (AVP)
Videos purchased from iTunes come in standard and or high definition, perfectly formatted for your iDevice, and include features like cover art, movie ratings, description, cast and crew names, subtitles, and more. While purchasing from iTunes is convenient, it can quickly grow to an unacceptable expense (especially if you already have a video file library).
AVP is an Automated Video Processor from JesseWeb.com that automatically encodes and creates iTunes-like videos from the media (ex. AVI, MKV, DVD’s, etc) you already own.
|Note: AVP is donationware. It comes completely free of charge without restrictions, advertisements, spyware, time trials, etc. If you do find AVP useful, a PayPal donation of any value to firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated.|
Ease of Use
Hands-Free Batch Processing
Select single or multiple files and watch them automatically process one after the other.
Just right click your source media and select Services | AVP to begin encoding.
Auto Title Selection
Automatically selects and converts the “main movie” title for Blu-ray and DVD sources.
Automatically includes chapters from the source media. Better yet when chapters are not found, AVP automatically searches and downloads chapter information or worst case automatically generates them.
Automatically adds video metadata like album art, movie synopsis, director and cast info, movie rating, etc when you have Identify installed and properly configured.
Automatically finds and imports SRT subtitles within the source file folder.
Automatically crops black bars (reducing final file sizes) as well as deinterlaces interlaced sources (good for 480i files like DVD video or 1080i broadcasted video).
Perform your HD-SD encodes in serial or parallel
Stream Optimized Encodes
Automatically optimizes videos for network streaming (i.e. optimize for iTunes home sharing, network or web streaming, etc)
Shrink your library and storage needs on playback-devices by encoding smaller SD files and more efficiently encoding larger HD files
Cached Based Encoding
Speed up up encoding over slow links or storage (ex. network, non-SSD drive) through cached based encoding. When enabled, AVP pre-caches source media to your desired location, performs the encode, and then cleans up the cache. And AVP is smart enough not to cache to the same drive or read-only volumes.
Stay In Control
Control AVP’s settings and behavior by modifying s single configuration file.
|Download, double-click, and install||Set your preferences through the configuration wizard.||Right click items to encode and choose Services | AVP|
Enable automatic meta-data lookups and tagging like movie/TV show title, chapters, poster, actors, etc by purchasing, installing, and configuring iDentify (available through the Mac App Store or http://identify2.arrmihardies.com. The price is cheap but the program is invaluable (I have no affiliation with this program, site, or vendor). Once installed, simply set preferences to ‘Automatically process files and quit’.
AVP was developed for my own personal use but is shared to help others with similar needs. It comes with no support and no guarantees.
Use at your own risk.