How to compress a folder of .mov files

Made a bunch of .movs using quicktime’s screen recording but they’re a bit big? ffmpeg’s default settings when converting to mp4 is a quick win

for i in *.mov; do ffmpeg -i $i $i.mp4; done

Name them alphabetically and you can merge them all together:

ffmpeg -f concat -i <(printf "file '$PWD/%s'\n" ./*.mp4) -c copy merged.mp4

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