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Budgie
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Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Please detail your question or problem in as much detail as possible:
My objective is to create flac audio files for each chapter in a Video DVD of an opera performance so that I end up with a similar set of files to those I would have obtained if I had ripped an audio CD. I am using Handbrake first and then extracting and creating flac files with VLC

My problem is that I cannot get an automatic creation of a new file for each chapter. I have set the Auto Name Template to {source}-{Title}-{Chapters} thinking this would do what I want but I still only get one large file. This works perfectly and gives me a perfect flac file with VLC but there should be 39 files, one for each chapter with consecutive numbering.

I am running Handbrake version 1.0.1 (x86_64) on OpenSUSE Leap 42.2. This version is now available from the repo site.

There are no errors, only problem is me not knowing enough and not finding more than above setting in the manuals.

Grateful for some direction please.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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You have to select each chapter as a range. There is no automatic way to tell handbrake to break up the file at chapter boundaries.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Relatively easy to script with the CLI.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Currently, in the graphical interface you will need to add multiple jobs to the queue, adjusting the chapter range each time. So, chapter 1 through 1, 2 through 2, etc.

As for doing this automatically, the feature request is welcome but somewhat low priority at the moment. We've probably had 2-3 requests like this in 10 years (just saying).

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Hi and thanks for the replies. I was hoping to avoid the need to enter range for each chapter but understand situation and just get on with it. Exactly what does the Auto Name Plate do in these circumstances. Does it just count and name Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc?
Thanks again,
Budgie

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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It should provide a number or number range, e.g. 2 or 2-5, depending on what you selected. You can add additional text to the auto naming field in the preferences, like Chapter or C, if you want.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Hi and thanks. My only problem is that if I try and queue chapters 1 to 1, 2 to 2, 3 to 3,...etc I get the "another queued job has specified the same destination so it looks like I have to name each file separately before I rip.
Surely I am doing something wrong.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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You could try adding "{chapters}" to your FileFormat specification in Automatic File Naming. That would differentiate the resulting chapter files without you having to manually edit the output file name.

However, given the nature of the file source, I would think editing the output file name to include the name of the music would be appropriate. Or, are you delaying that until after encoding the chapter?

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Thanks Woodstock. My Fileformat spec is in my original post and includes {Chapters}. It does not work. Will play around a bit. I am presently ripping video DVDs and have a similar problem. I can see the chapter markers on the player (VLC) progress bar but cannot move to them or get any chapter naming.
Thanks again,
Budgie

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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1) Use official HB if you want support here, not the distro-provided build.

2) Upgrade to 1.0.7.

3) Post your encoding logs.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Hi and thanks for the reply. I understand but note that 1.0.7-1.36 is now available from repo site.
I have un-installed all the repo versions and installed the official version of HB from tarball.
A bit out of my depth here but there are logs in the ~/HandBrake-1.0.7/build directory as follows:-

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probe: host tuple...(pass) x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
compute: available architectures...(pass) x86_64
find: ar...(pass) /usr/bin/ar
find: cp...(pass) /usr/bin/cp
find: gcc...(pass) /usr/bin/gcc
find: gmake...(pass) /usr/bin/gmake
find: gm4...(pass) /usr/bin/m4
find: mkdir...(pass) /usr/bin/mkdir
find: gpatch...(pass) /usr/bin/patch
find: rm...(pass) /usr/bin/rm
find: ranlib...(pass) /usr/bin/ranlib
find: strip...(pass) /usr/bin/strip
find: gtar...(pass) /bin/tar
find: yasm...(pass) /usr/bin/yasm
find: autoconf...(pass) /usr/bin/autoconf
find: automake...(pass) /usr/bin/automake
find: cmake...(pass) /usr/bin/cmake
find: libtool...(pass) /usr/bin/libtool
find: pkg-config...(pass) /usr/bin/pkg-config
find: xcodebuild...(fail) not found
find: lipo...(fail) not found
compute: build tuple...(pass) x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
probe: number of CPU cores...(pass) 8
probe: repo info...(fail) code 128
probe: version.txt...(fail)
compute: project data...(pass) HandBrake (release)
version probe: yasm...(pass) 1.2.0
probe: strerror_r...(pass) end
compute: makevar SRC/    = ..
compute: makevar BUILD/  = .
compute: makevar PREFIX/ = /usr/local
mkdir: ./build
chdir: ./build
write: GNUmakefile
mkdir: project
write: project/handbrake.m4
write: distfile.cfg
and the verbose version:-

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probe: host tuple...(pass) x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
  + ./make/config.guess
  : x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
compute: available architectures...(pass) x86_64
  : <NO-OUTPUT>
find: ar...(pass) /usr/bin/ar
  : name[0] = ar
find: cp...(pass) /usr/bin/cp
  : name[0] = cp
find: gcc...(pass) /usr/bin/gcc
  : name[0] = gcc
find: gmake...(pass) /usr/bin/gmake
  : name[0] = gmake
  : name[1] = make
find: gm4...(pass) /usr/bin/m4
  : name[0] = gm4
  : name[1] = m4
find: mkdir...(pass) /usr/bin/mkdir
  : name[0] = mkdir
find: gpatch...(pass) /usr/bin/patch
  : name[0] = gpatch
  : name[1] = patch
find: rm...(pass) /usr/bin/rm
  : name[0] = rm
find: ranlib...(pass) /usr/bin/ranlib
  : name[0] = ranlib
find: strip...(pass) /usr/bin/strip
  : name[0] = strip
find: gtar...(pass) /bin/tar
  : name[0] = gtar
  : name[1] = tar
find: yasm...(pass) /usr/bin/yasm
  : name[0] = yasm
find: autoconf...(pass) /usr/bin/autoconf
  : name[0] = autoconf
find: automake...(pass) /usr/bin/automake
  : name[0] = automake
find: cmake...(pass) /usr/bin/cmake
  : name[0] = cmake
find: libtool...(pass) /usr/bin/libtool
  : name[0] = libtool
find: pkg-config...(pass) /usr/bin/pkg-config
  : name[0] = pkg-config
find: xcodebuild...(fail) not found
  : name[0] = xcodebuild
find: lipo...(fail) not found
  : name[0] = lipo
compute: build tuple...(pass) x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
  : <NO-OUTPUT>
probe: number of CPU cores...(pass) 8
  : <NO-OUTPUT>
probe: repo info...(fail) code 128
  + ./scripts/repo-info.sh .
  : fatal: Not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /home)
  : Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set).
  : fatal: Not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /home)
  : Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set).
  : Not a valid repository.
probe: version.txt...(fail)
compute: project data...(pass) HandBrake (release)
  : <NO-OUTPUT>
version probe: yasm...(pass) 1.2.0
  + /usr/bin/yasm --version
  : yasm 1.2.0
  : Copyright (c) 2001-2011 Peter Johnson and other Yasm developers.
  : Run yasm --license for licensing overview and summary.
probe: strerror_r...(pass) end
  + /usr/bin/gcc
  : <NO-OUTPUT>
compute: makevar SRC/    = ..
compute: makevar BUILD/  = .
compute: makevar PREFIX/ = /usr/local
mkdir: ./build
chdir: ./build
write: GNUmakefile
mkdir: project
write: project/handbrake.m4
write: distfile.cfg
mkdir: log
write: log/config.info.txt
write: log/config.verbose.txt
I am sure there will be other logs but not sure where to look.
Grateful for your help, many thanks.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Could you please post your encode logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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No problem and thanks for the link. I usually use dropbox which is one of those included in the instructions. I need an email address with which to share the files. Please advise what address I should use.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Just post your log here.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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rollin_eng wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:27 pm
Just post your log here.
Activity log is 31.9 KiB and encode log is 16.9 KiB. Not keen to try and post.
The instructions to which you referred me state "share its link with your intended recipient(s)"
If you don't use Dropbox do you have a preferred alternative which is more open?
How do others do this?

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Pastebin seems popular but you should be ok to post them here in code blocks.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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OK I have posted the Activity Log to Pastebin. It should be available now

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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You need to post the link to it.


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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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rollin_eng wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:54 pm
You need to post the link to it.
Sorry to be so dumb. Not familiar with Pastebin but I think I have it now. The above links should work. If you need more info please let me know.
Thank you once more for helping.
Budgie

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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Budgie wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:09 pm
[17:18:14] * destination
[17:18:14] + /home/alastair/Handbrake_Rips/6104 01 Hinduism Disk 1-{Title}-{Chapters}.m4v
Seems it's not parsing your title and chapter naming, I don't know why as I don't have a unix version available but hopefully someone can tell you why.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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You'll need to use the tarball on handbrake.fr to build the release.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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BradleyS wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:52 pm
You'll need to use the tarball on handbrake.fr to build the release.
Thank you. That is what I have done. Why do you think otherwise?

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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probe: version.txt...(fail)

The source code tarball here https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php will have the appropriate version.txt inside (as opposed to a git archive like GitHub creates), which is necessary to build properly.

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Re: Auto Separating Chapters to Files from DVD

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I assume {chapters} was set in preferences, not the destination box. Also, i assume it's all lower case?

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