Heck, don't know if I have the terms right but I'm sure someone might be able to write it for me in seconds when it would possibly take me days to work out so I'll risk asking!
Lets say I have 100 .mod files in a folder on my desktop (c drive) and the folder is called 'Downloaded Videos'. I want to rename the file extension of all 100 files from .mod to .mpeg.
Now I believe this can be done from a command line (MS Dos stuff) and I also belive a short bit of text can be written to get it to convert them all in one batch.
That is what I'm wondering - if someone wouldn't mind writing that for me so I can just copy and paste it?
I do hope I'm not asking the ridiculous and please forgive me if I actually do not know what I ask!
At the beginning of a weekend where I may just resolve the headache I've had ever since I brought a Canon camcorder three months ago, please know that it really would be the icing on the cake for me and one less of a dozen camcorder resolving tasks I hope to achieve this weekend!
NB: And yes, I know, I could have probably found a more relevant site than this to pose the question ........
@echo off CD "%USERPROFILE\Desktop\Downloaded Videos" ren *.mod *.mpeg pause
The quotes are needed in the second line because your folder name has a space in it. Placing "pause" at the end will keep the command window open so you can see error messages if any are generated and can be removed once you are happy it is working ok.
This has worked really great but I have just discovered I don't need to keep my video files on the C drive so I now want to download directly to my external E drive.
Please can someone advise me on the correct second line of code as I don't understand the CD bit? The path file wiil be E - Our Videos and the file will be called XYZ to start with as I will change it with each download. I'm guessing I won't need the USERPROFILE bit either.
CD just means "Change Directory". If you want the batch file to be on your desktop then you will need the batch file to change to the E: drive for you so you need to replace the second line with 2 lines.
E: CD "\Our Videos"
The first of these lines changes to the E: drive and the second line puts you into the Our Videos folder.
Don't be tempted to try and do it all on one line as: CD "E:\Our Videos" because this does not work.