Default output path the same as input path - possible?

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pstrg
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Default output path the same as input path - possible?

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Description of problem or question:
How to define default path as the source file's path?
Although the UI doesn't seem to indicate how to, I wonder whether there's a way (environment variable etc.) to set default output path to be the same as that of the input file.



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HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
1.3.3



Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
Windows 10 20H2



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Woodstock
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Re: Default output path the same as input path - possible?

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Windows, specify the path in Preferences->Output files with {source_path}

You need to be careful with this, because it CAN overwrite your source if you disregard the warnings. Make sure the output file name is not the same as the input.
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s55
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Re: Default output path the same as input path - possible?

Post by s55 »

@woodstock, the UI will not allow a source file overwrite.
pstrg
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Re: Default output path the same as input path - possible?

Post by pstrg »

@woodstock, thank you very much and, as @s55 said, the UI automatically renames.
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