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File Naming Annoyance



First of all, wonderful software, i've always used Handbrake but now i use this.

I have an issue with the way the program chooses to name files when you select a folder instead of a file.

When you select an individual file, the encoded file name is taken from the original file and (Encoded) is added at the end.

Perfect, fantastic, that's how it want it as i've selected the output folder to be the same as the source (for ease of use).

However, when i select an entire folder, the program uses the folder name to name the encoded files so you lose all the episodes unique file naming information such as episode numbers and episode names etc.

Is there no way when selecting a folder for the program to using the same exact perfect naming convention like it does when you select individual files?

I've just converted a few seasons worth of files only to notice the converted file names are all missing the episode numbers and names, very unhappy bunny :(

Thanks for listening.


RandomEngy wrote Jan 14, 2015 at 7:10 AM

How are you queuing up the files? If you opened a folder via DVD/Blu-ray folder I would expect all the files to be named after the folder you picked. However if you dragged the folder or the group of files to VidCoder I would expect you'd get better naming. You should get the good naming if you use "Enqueue multiple files" as well.

DarkflameQ wrote Jan 14, 2015 at 7:53 AM

I didn't try dragging, will try, cheers :)

DarkflameQ wrote Jan 14, 2015 at 7:54 AM

Ah, that worked, so simple, thank you!

DarkflameQ wrote Jan 14, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Hmmm, dragging in 22 files seems to cause VidCoder to crash

DarkflameQ wrote Jan 14, 2015 at 8:08 AM

But it seems to handle 10 just fine, ok, i can live with that.

RandomEngy wrote Jan 14, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Hmm. I'm not seeing the issue with 22 files. Are you using the x86 version or the x64 version? I'm wondering if you might be running out of memory since it scans all of the files and leaves the scanned information in memory.

jaydear wrote Jan 14, 2015 at 10:51 PM

I think this post has drifted a tad off-topic, but I'll refer you to my related post from this time last year... "Drag and Drop can cause a crash", where I promised to let you know if it kept happening - it does.

I finished the large quantity of files I was converting then, but I still drag & drop, say, six to ten files occasionally and sometimes VidCoder does lock up / crash!

I have 16GB of RAM, so it shouldn't be a memory problem. As usual, I just re-open VC to see the whole list is still sitting there patiently, and restarting the encode proceeds to a successful conclusion.

DarkflameQ wrote Jan 21, 2015 at 4:46 PM

I'm using the 64 bit portable edition, however i don't know why i'm using it as it doesn't seem to be portable at all, doesn't save any of the settings or profiles in the local folder.

I am still getting the crashing, will most likely switch to the normal install since the portable edition doesn't appear to have any of the benefits normally associated with a portable version.

DarkflameQ wrote Jan 21, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Oh and i i have 16gb of ram on my machine, it's not a physical memory limitation causes it that's for sure.

RandomEngy wrote Jan 22, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Darkflame, can you open a separate suggestion about storing the settings in the same folder when running portable? You make a good point and I'll look into that.

DarkflameQ wrote Jan 26, 2015 at 1:25 AM

Will do, as for the drag and drop problem, it appears to be something to do with what kinds of files you're dragging and dropping.

I'm converting movies at the moment and i dragged about 200 files into Vidcoder with no problem what so ever.