I've prepared a number of video files that will each have their own HTML page. (I'm making a series of lecture videos and trying to keep things simple since I'm a chemist, not a coder.)
I'd like to set up a command at the Windows (v.7) command line that I can copy/paste into the window and have it:
- find all MP4 files in the directory
- create an HTML file with the same name (without the extension)
- 'fill' this HTML file with the template HTML
I'm aware that all these can probably be accomplished in one step, but I don't mind being less elegant – CPU cycles aren't 'expensive' in this case. One example of the filenames is:
11-a - Ion Dipole Interactions.mp4 in case that's helpful.
Here's what I have so far, and how it's breaking. Any ideas on how to make it work?
for %G in (*.mp4) do (copy /Y nul "%nG".html)
i.e. scan the directory for MP4s, then make 0 byte HTMLs with the same name.
for %I in (**.*mp4) do (ECHO %~nI)gives me the right filename, but the command listed just keeps giving me the
for %G in (*.html) do (type SHORT.html>"%G".html)
SHORT.htmlis my template-form HTML. I can think of two approaches but can't get either to work:
- copy SHORT paste with the final filename for all the MP4s
- make the HTMLs, then pipe the text of
I'm ok with other approaches too, but please be option-explicit in your description!
Obviously, neither has worked so far.