What's New

Batch Rip Actions for Automator 1.1.1

Release Notes

1.1.1 build 281

Batch Encode (Updated)

  • Provides general fixes to the Batch Encode.action

1.1.1 build 280

RECOMMENDED: Before upgrading, it is recommended that you uninstall and remove any previous versions.

IMPORTANT: This update includes new Service workflows. You will need to install the new workflows in order to complete the update.

  • Provides general fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and functionality of Batch Rip Actions for Automator
  • New Batch Encode Event Scheduler!Replaces the iCal event scheduler.Easily setup a daily schedule to automatically run Batch Encode at the time you set
  • Movie tagging has been updated to support The Movie Database APIv3!
  • New Help via the Help menu and Mac's Help Center
  • Sadly, Fairmount is no longer supported by the developers. A working binary is now included in the application bundle.
  • libdvdcss library is now mandatory, replaces the need for VLC. A download link is provided in the download menu.
  • Updated to support Mac OS X Notification Center. Growl is still supported, but may not support all new features.
  • Other things that I've already forgotten about

Batch Encode (Updated)

  • VLC is no longer supported by HandBrake for decryption, libdvdcss library is now manditory. Link provided in the download menu.
  • Added support to burn-in blu-ray PGS subtitles via HandBrakeCLI. BDSub2Sup has been deprecated in this version.
  • MKVtoolnix chapter, sub and audio extract/muxing has been deprecated in this version. HandBrake and MakeMKV have got it handled.
  • Encode 1 now includes a unique preset called MakeMKV that will create an MKV file from optical and folder sources using MakeMKV. The resulting MKV file will be used as the source for Encode Targets 2-4. Useful if you'd like an uncompressed MKV file that includes all audio and subtitle tracks.
  • Added Alternate Language option. Useful for those who desire more language options. Also used as a fallback when Native Language is not available.
  • Added! Default Audio Track Selection:
    • Default Audio: sets the default audio track to the source's "default" audio track. Useful for films where the main audio differs from your native language. Like if the main audio is Japanese and you want English subtitles.
    • Native Language: selects an audio track (if available) that matches the native language preference set in the workflow. If an audio track is not available in your native language, it will try to find one that matches the alternate language preference set in the workflow. If neither are available, it will fallback to the title's default audio track.
  • Added! Additional Audio Track Selection:

    Batch Encode will now include additional audio tracks if selected.

    • Native Language: Selects all audio tracks in your native language.
    • Alternate Language: Selects all audio tracks in your alternate language.
    • Native & Alternate: Selects all audio tracks in your native and alternate language.
    • All Tracks: Selects all audio tracks audio available regardless of language.
    • Mixdown: Will mixdown additional tracks to 2-channel DPL2 for a smaller file size. If disabled, any selected multi-channel tracks will be passed-through as AC3.
  • Added! Burn-in Subtitle Track Selection:

    The Burn-in option will burn-in subtitle tracks that match the language preference set in the action. Burned in subtitles are written on top of the image permanently.

    • None: Will not burn any subtitle track.
    • Auto Detect: Burns in forced-only subtitles (if available) in your native language for short foreign language segments. Additionally, if the default audio track language is different from your native language, will burn in subtitles in your native language (if available).
    • Forced Only (Native): Burns in forced-only subtitles (if available) in your native language.
    • Native Language: Burns in subtitles in your native language (if available) regardless of the default audio track language.

    Note: Only 1 subtitle track can be burned-in to the video. Additonal text-based subtitles can be passed-through. See the HandBrake wiki for more info.

  • Added! Pass-thru Subtitle Track Selection:

    The Pass-Thru option will pass-thru "text-based" subtitle tracks that match the language preference set in the action.

    • Native Language: Selects all audio tracks in your native language.
    • Alternate Language: Selects all audio tracks in your alternate language.
    • Native & Alternate: Selects all audio tracks in your native and alternate language.
    • All Tracks: Selects all audio tracks audio available regardless of language.

    Note: Due to mp4 file limititations and HandBrake capabilities, picture-based subtitles cannot be passed-through.They can however be burned-in, but only 1 track can be burned-in to the video. See the HandBrake wiki for more info.

  • Updated Encode targets and presets.
  • Updated to support Mac OS X Notification Center.

Batch Rip (Updated)

  • Sadly, Fairmount is no longer supported by the developers. A working binary is now included in the application bundle.
  • libdvdcss library is now manditory, replaces the need for VLC. A download link is provided in the download menu.
  • Updated to support Mac OS X Notification Center.

Add Movie Tags (Updated)

  • Updated to support The Movie Database APIv3.
  • Updated to support Mac OS X Notification Center.

Add Movie Poster (Updated)

  • Updated to support The Movie Database APIv3.
  • Updated to support Mac OS X Notification Center.


Batch Rip Actions for Automator (com.batchrip.batch-rip-actions-for-automator) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Batch Rip Actions for Automator 281. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Batch Rip Actions for Automator 241.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/Batch Rip Actions for Automator.app

Minimum OS version: 10.7

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2011 Robert Yamada. All rights reserved.