Batch Processing
About Batch Processing
Captionate provides a limited way for batch processing multiple files, using a plain text file.
 
This feature is neither commandline nor designed for unattended processing. Captionate will simply process each line of the properly formatted text file in normal GUI mode and wait for user input on any error.
 
This is useful when you want to apply the same data to multiple FLV files.
 
You can run a Captionate batch text file using the Open command, providing the text file name on the commandline or by dropping the file on Captionate.exe's icon.
 
Captionate Batch Text File Format
A Captionate batch file is a plain text file (such as one you can create with Notepad application) with .TXT extension.
 
First line of the file should be exactly as below:
?captionate
Remaining lines should be in the format:
 
datafile infile [outfile]
 
Filenames can be separated by spaces or tabs. If there's a space in any of them, you should use double-quotes. File paths are relative to the TXT file path (or they can be absolute paths).
 
Datafile can be a Captionate XML file or a FLV file.
 
If outfile is not specified, infile will be overwritten.
 
Any text after the character "?" is considered a comment (You can have full comment lines which start with a "?").
 
Captionate processes each line in the TXT file. infile is opened, datafile is imported and outfile is saved.