COVID-19 isolation activities

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Lies. Nothing works!!

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I feel your pain.

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I have a GoPro pointed at my feeder, and can view the live feed on my phone.

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I saw your pictures on the other pet topic. Your bird restaurant is such a blockbuster!

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I got a VPN and have been mindfully obtaining “linux ISOs” rather than let the algo choose for me.

If anyone knows a good way to tell vlc “just open everything in every folder + subfolder” I’d be all ears.

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Just a head’s up: the Gothic Reading Stream is just about to start has started!

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Not quite chosen. Truth be told, I’m in a separate building as well, thankfully. Do they have advice in there for if their “hobby” is speculating about medical conditions?

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Have you tried the command line?
Using bash, it seems to be pretty simple (source).

  1. Enable globstar option is set via:
$ shopt -s globstar
  1. Use echo **/**{mkv,mp4,...} to match and list all video files.
    Just to test if all the files are really shown.
  2. Finally, run vlc using vlc **/**{mkv,mp4,...}.
    I don’t know if there is a simple way to select all video formats that vlc support, nor if it will behave well if you pass every file in those folders by omitting {mkv,...} .
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i don’t think i have any non mp4/mkvs, so thank you for the one liner, the globstar helped.

i wish there was also a simple way to exclude a single directory (don’t need… certain videos… appearing on shuffle - but just moved them to a different tld as a stopgap)

You could use find for that (though it’s a slightly aggravating tool). Something like this should do:

find . -type f \( -name '*.mp4' -o -name '*.mkv' \) -not -path './ignore/this/folder' -exec vlc {} \;

Exclude the -exec vlc {} \; at first to make sure it returns the list of files you need, and beware of the exec part if the vlc part for a single file takes a long time or a lot of memory.

ETA: that command looks a mess. It may help to read this way:

find . \
  -type f \( -name '*.mp4' -o -name '*.mkv' \) \
  -not -path './ignore/this/folder' \
  -exec vlc {} \;
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Thanks, this probably works, unforunately if I use “vlc” as a CLI command I get told vlc doesn’t exist.

(So I opened twin peaks manually to be able to focus on some actual work lol :slight_smile: )

For your friends and relatives who are suddenly Facebooking a lot more these days:

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The Gothic Reading Stream is probably going to end early, once Olly finishes reading Dracula… so if you want to check it out, you might want to do it soon. :wink:

(Which is kind of good, because I need some sleep. I’ve been awake for most of it. :crazy_face: )

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Choir! Choir! Choir! is in the midst of a livestream for a CA cancer charity…

I think they’re are doing other live streams during the lockdown!

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