Batch Convert Lossless Audio to AAC on Mac using afconvert Script

Warning: This script could screw things up. If you don’t feel comfortable with shell scripts, this might not be for you.

#!/bin/bash
set -e # exit script if control-c is used
USAGE="Usage: convert_to_aac.sh source_dir destination_dir"
# --- Options processing -------------------------------------------
if [ $# == 0 ] ; then
    echo $USAGE
    exit 1;
fi
# Convert relative path to absolute. Also remove trailing slash
SOURCE_DIR="$(cd "$(dirname "$1")"; pwd)/$(basename "$1")"
SOURCE_DIR=$(dirname "$SOURCE_DIR/temp") # this fixes . and ./
DESTINATION_DIR="$(cd "$(dirname "$2")"; pwd)/$(basename "$2")"
DESTINATION_DIR=$(dirname "$DESTINATION_DIR/temp") # this fixes . and ./
find "$SOURCE_DIR" \( -iname '*.flac' -or -iname '*.m4a' \) -type f -print | while read -r FILE
do
  ORIG_DIR=$(dirname "$FILE")
  # Get basename and remove extension
  BASE=$(basename "$FILE") # get filename
  BASE=${BASE%.*} # remove extension from filename
  NEW_DIR=${ORIG_DIR/$SOURCE_DIR/$DESTINATION_DIR}
  mkdir -p "$NEW_DIR"
  NEW_FILE="$NEW_DIR/$BASE.m4a"
  if [ ! -f "$NEW_FILE" ]; then
    echo "Converting $FILE to $NEW_FILE"
    afconvert "$FILE" -o "$NEW_FILE" -q 127 -b 192000 -f m4af -d aac
  fi
done

Digital Audio Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLErU2HjQZ_ZPoumpVxfXEm8-ZiEKlMjnM

Quick Walkthrough of Bridges of Madison County (Hogback, Holliwell and Imes)

Madison County Iowa is known for it’s covered bridges. In this video I walkthrough three of those bridges. You can read more about them on the following Wikipedia links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogback_Covered_Bridgehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holliwell_Covered_Bridgehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imes_Bridge

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) under USB Microscope

Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) under USB Microscope
USB Microscope Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLErU2HjQZ_ZP6s_ZiMOzoJjrp5TsKu2R0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varied_carpet_beetle

The USB microscope I used in the video is no longer available. It was a 60x-250x model. You can find similar models on Amazon.

USB Microscopes (Amazon Affiliate)
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FR: https://amzn.to/2PW9Gw2
IT: https://amzn.to/340xJC5
DE: https://amzn.to/33YDBfa
IN: https://amzn.to/3105qlv
AU: https://amzn.to/2E845jC