Back in February 2011 I wrote an article called Running HandBrakeCLI from Hazel that described how to setup Hazel for Mac to automatically run Handbrake from the command line. The idea of this is to run Handbrake automatically when a video file appears in a specific folder and convert the video to .m4v format suitable for iTunes.

This is a quick update to that post that shows how to setup Hazel to also process subfolders as, up until now, the Hazel configuration I had only processed a single level of folders.

The Hazel Rule

The configuration is pretty easy. Simply add a new rule at the top of your Hazel rules, making 100% sure it is above the rule that runs to automatically convert the video files.

The rule order looks like this:

Hazel rule order

Hazel rule order

The rule itself looks like this:

Hazel rule to process subfolders

Hazel rule to process subfolders

Once that rule is in place and the order is correct, the following rule will run once a new subfolder is found in the appropriate location.