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Bash script to convert media to MP3 and add it to iTunes

Despite this task sounding difficult it's actually very simple, FFmpeg does all the hard work (I suggest using Homebrew to install brew install ffmpeg) and not only converts other audio formats to MP3 but can also extract audio from video files.

Adding to iTunes is also ridiculously easy nowadays. There's no mucking about with AppleScript, you simply have to move the file to a special iTunes folder (~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Automatically Add to iTunes/) and iTunes will assimilate the file into its directory structure.

Here's the Gist.

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