The basic of what I'm trying to do is to run through my old encodes recursively and output the results of ffprobe to a file so I can review it.

This is what I am trying and it is not working...

for /d /r "D:\Video\TEST" %%a in *.mkv do if exist "%%a" echo ffprobe.exe -i "%%a" -hide_banner >> results.txt

Also, Ideally I would like to exclude any "trailer.mkv" file.


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/D is for processing directories, not contents of directories.

for /r D:\Video\TEST %%a in (*.mkv) do (
  if "%%~nxa" neq "trailer.mkv" ffprobe.exe -i "%%a" -hide_banner 2>> results.txt )
  • Works great, thank you! Now I get to figure out how to parse all of it so I can remove the extra audio and subtitles! :D
    – Dizzy49
    Commented Jun 20, 2017 at 6:31

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