03-15-2012, 08:29 PM
I'm trying to write a script for auto conversion of a selected file in the finder to .mov (DV-pal), using Mpeg Streamclip. the specific conversion settings I'm looking for are:
Quicktime movie (this will be done through the "Convert to other formats" option, since the convert to quicktime movie has some bugs) > mov dv-pal, highest quality, 25 fps, de-interlaced.
Since mpeg streamclip is not apple-scriptable, I'm writing this as a GUI script.
This is what Iv'e got so far-
---This makes the script run on the selected file in finder
tell application "Finder"
open selection using application file "MPEG Streamclip.app" of folder "Applications" of startup disk
set appName to "MPEG Streamclip"
---This runs the app
tell application appName
tell application "System Events"
---This is file>export to other formats
click menu item "Export to Other Formats…" of menu "File" of menu bar item "File" of menu bar 1 of application process "MPEG Streamclip" of application "System Events"
---This is entering the Options window
tell window "MPEG Streamclip - Other Formats"
click button "Options..." of window "MPEG Streamclip - Other Formats" of application process "MPEG Streamclip" of application "System Events"
---This is to press "Settings" > This is where the problem is.
tell window "Movie Settings"
click button "Settings…" of group 1 of window "Movie Settings" of application process "MPEG Streamclip" of application "System Events"
end tell -- tell application "System Events"
It all seems to work fine, up until the "Settings" button part.
I tried writing this line with and with out the "group 1" part (I thought this might be the problem since this window has 2 different buttons called "Settings...", one for audio and one for video - I'm looking for the video one).
If you want, I can make a screen shot of the specific window and button I'm trying to press.
I'm pretty new to apple scripting, this is just what I picked up over the last couple of days.. But I really need some help with this. Having a script like this one will save me a lot of time spent putting in the same settings over and over again.
I already know how to put in the rest of the settings I need, so I just need help with this one thing for the script to work.