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Bash script: play video files

If you want to gather all the video files in a directory and its subdirectories and play them, use this Bash script as a starting point and modify it:

#!/bin/bash

# set variable for video directory
VIDEODIR="${HOME}/vids"
# set variable for podcast directory
PODCASTDIR="${HOME}/podcasts/"

# move video files to VIDEODIR
find $PODCASTDIR -name '*.avi' -exec mv -v '{}' $VIDEODIR ';'
find $PODCASTDIR -name '*.divx' -exec mv -v '{}' $VIDEODIR ';'
find $PODCASTDIR -name '*.h264.m4v' -exec mv -v '{}' $VIDEODIR ';'
find $PODCASTDIR -name '*.m4v.mp4' -exec mv -v '{}' $VIDEODIR ';'
find $PODCASTDIR -name '*.mov' -exec mv -v '{}' $VIDEODIR ';'
find $PODCASTDIR -name '*.mp4' -exec mv -v '{}' $VIDEODIR ';'

# open videos in VIDEODIR with totem
totem $VIDEODIR/*

# delete all videos in VIDEODIR if desired
echo "Delete all vids? y/n"
read ANSWER
if [ "$ANSWER" = "y" ]; then
rm --recursive --verbose $VIDEODIR/*
else
# open VIDEODIR to view or delete videos
nautilus $VIDEODIR
fi

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