My movie collection has this setup:
- a folder "Movies/Covers" with the images of the covers (jpg files)
- a folder "Movies/Videos" with the corresponding video files (mostly mp4 files)
The files in both folders have the same base name.
I would like to be able to right click an image in the covers folder, select the service "open video" and open the corresponding video file in the videos folder with the VLC player.
I'm very new to Automator and initially I tried to do this for files in the same folder with this workflow:
But it doesn't work because the file renamed from xxx.jpg to xxx.mp4 opened by VLC is still an image.
Anyone could help me?
PS: In the past I used to add the cover to the video files as icons and choose the movie in the finder grid view, but this has led to problems after updating the operating system on several occasions.