Get the Total Time of Videos in a Directory

TV Time!

Say you have a directory of videos going to stream using OBS. You may want to sync them to the actual time to provide a guide of what is playing and will be coming up. You need to have ffmpeg installed to use ffprobe.

Add the videos to a directory. Then run this little bash script to get the total time in seconds:

for f in ./*.webm
do ffprobe -v quiet -of csv=p=0 -show_entries format=duration "$f"
done | awk '{sum += $1}; END{print sum}'

The above example is only getting times for .webm videos. If you have a variety of video file types can use the wildcard * to get all.

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