Batch-resize videos on Ubuntu Linux with ffmpeg

So, the case is as follows:

I have about 15 videos files that were recorded at 4K and are very large in size. I wanted to keep everything as is, but just reduce the resolution to HD (720p).

ffmpeg would be great to achieve this, so I created the following script:

for i in *.MP4;
 do name=`echo $i | cut -d'.' -f1`;
 echo $name;
 ffmpeg -i $i -s 1280x720 -c:a copy $name.mp4.mp4;
done

This loops them one-by-one and calls ffmpeg to process them and create an output file with the same name, but with extension .mp4.mp4 (just to distinguish them, nothing more).

That’s it! Enjoy!

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About SoCRaT

Research Support and Infrastructure Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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