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I have a large directory full of video files in various codecs. I need to get these converted into Xvid so they can be played by an Xbox 360. I have been using Auto Gordian Knot to do so one at a time, but I'd like to get them all converted so I can stop messing with it. I'm on Windows 7 x64. Before writing a script to use ffmpeg to convert all of these, I figured I would see if there is an easier way...

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python! Python! PYTHON!!! –  Doc Aug 10 '11 at 2:05
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I'd use FAR Manager (64-bit edition) for this task:

  FAR Manager (free and open source)
  http://www.farmanager.com/

With FAR Manager, you can press Alt-F7 to run a quick search for all the files you want to act on, select them all using the "+" key on the numeric keypad, then press CTRL-G to specify the command to run on each selected file.

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Interesting. I'll check this out. Reminds me of the olden days with Xtree. –  allegroconmolto Aug 10 '11 at 2:08
    
If you press F9, then "R" followed by "T" you'll get an Xtree-like view of the your entire file system. –  Randolf Richardson Aug 10 '11 at 2:16
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