FE Nautilus Scripts


CODE for some



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! Preliminary ! More scripts will be added --- and NO DOUBT
many of the scripts here will be touched up or revised occasionally.
(Video on Linux is a notoriously 'patchy' area, even in 2011.)

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INTRODUCTION to the FE 'VIDEOtools' Nautilus scripts :

In 2009, I finally 'took the plunge' and migrated my mail, bookmarks, etc. from a (main) Microsoft Windows machine to a (main) Linux machine. I have documented reasons why I went to Linux, along with install notes, on an Ubuntu Install notes page

I do a lot of web page development in which a lot of photos and other image files are processed (renamed, cropped if need be, down-sized, gamma-corrected if need be, thumbnailed, etc.).

I found that I really missed the (free) Irfanview program available only for MS Windoze. I am not the only one in that regard. You can do a web search on terms like 'irfanview linux replacement image processing' and you will find many people who feel the same way.

My search for image processing replacements is documented on the FE Nautilus Scripts Description page. Writing Nautilus scripts more than 'filled the bill'.

After developing image processing Nautilus scripts, I accumulated other types of handy Nautilus scripts, whose source code is accessible via the FE Nautilus Scripts Description page.

The FE Nautilus scripts are put in sub-directories of the $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts directory. The sub-directory names become names of 'sub-menus' of the Nautilus Scripts menu --- as seen in this (old, 2010) image of the FE Nautilus Scripts menu.

In particular, I have accumulated a family of 'VIDEOtools' scripts, as indicated in this (old, 2010) image of the FE 'VIDEOtools' sub-menu of the Nautilus Scripts menu.

Just below is a list of links to the source code of many of the FE 'VIDEOtools' Nautilus scripts.

The names of the scripts are fairly descriptive of what they are meant to do. The comments in the scripts provide more detail on the purpose and methods of each script. Furthermore ...

The four-part naming convention used for the FE Nautilus Scripts is explained on a FE Nautilus Scripts Naming Convention page.

Be aware of the warnings and considerations posted on the FE NautilusScripts Description page.

I have noted elsewhere in these 'FE Nautilus Scripts' web pages that video is a 'challenging' area --- for example, a command that seems to work on one type of movie file may not work on another type.

NOTE THAT many of these scripts were put together from command strings that I found on the internet. Some of those scripts were put together because I thought I *MIGHT* find them useful someday --- BUT they may not have received any test runs.

Most of those scripts are indicated by the string 'PRELIM' or 'TEST' in the filename of the script. I will remove 'PRELIM' from the filenames as I get an opportunity to test those scripts on actual media files.

List of Links to the CODE of 'VIDEOtools' scripts:

The following 2 images are used by the 04a-RULER script above.

I accumulated so many 'VIDEOtools' scripts that I had to put them in subdirectories of the 'VIDEOtools' directory --- to keep the 'VIDEOtools' Nautilius scripts menus from getting too big.

Here are 'VIDEOtools' subdirectories that contain additional 'VIDEOtools' scripts:

  • DVD-CD_vidtools/
  • multiPLAYvids/
  • vidAUDIOtools/
  • vidCONVERT/
  • vidsHTMLpages/
  • vidsJOINtools/
  • vidsToFromIMGfiles/

Below are links to the code of many of the scripts in these subdirectories.

In ./VIDEOtools/DVD-CD_vidtools/ :


In ./VIDEOtools/multiPLAYvids/ :

In ./VIDEOtools/vidAUDIOtools/ :

In ./VIDEOtools/vidCONVERT/ :

In ./VIDEOtools/vidsHTMLpages/ :

In ./VIDEOtools/vidsJOINtools/ :

In ./VIDEOtools/vidsToFromIMGfiles/ :

  • a Menu of Web Searchers (to find more code examples)

    End of the List of Code-Links.

  • How the code samples (above) are presented - and other code notes :

    Use the list-of-links (above) to go directly to the source code images. Scroll down this page to look for keywords of interest.

    Alternatively, use the 'Find text' option of your web browser to look for keywords on this page. For example, when looking for examples of scripts using the 'ffmpeg' or 'mencoder' command, use a keyword like 'ffmpeg' or 'mencoder' --- or when looking for scripts that involve cropping or clipping a video/movie file, use a keyword like 'crop' or 'clip'.

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    Page created 2010 Aug 22. Changed 2014 Apr 30.