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Lodee
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File output auto-destination

Post by Lodee » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:53 pm

Please describe what you would like to see added to HandBrake:
File output auto-destination: save converted file in the same folder as the source.

Why would you like to see this added:
Ease of use

What version of HandBrake are you currently running:
1.0.2; 2017012200

What operating system and version and you currently running (e.g. OSX 10.11, Windows 7, Ubuntu 14):
OSX 10.8.5

Woodstock
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Re: File output auto-destination

Post by Woodstock » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:07 pm

"Same as source" in the GUI has been asked for many times. It has, so far, been universally rejected as it is highly dangerous. It is far too simple to overwrite your source file with the output.

I know - I used to have the t-shirt franchise for that.

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Re: File output auto-destination

Post by rollin_eng » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:13 pm

Woodstock wrote:"Same as source" in the GUI has been asked for many times. It has, so far, been universally rejected
Evidently not.

In the nightly {source_path} is valid as an output path in the preferences.

Lodee
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Re: File output auto-destination

Post by Lodee » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:27 pm

Woodstock wrote:"Same as source" in the GUI has been asked for many times. It has, so far, been universally rejected as it is highly dangerous. It is far too simple to overwrite your source file with the output.
Well, it's 21st Century. Technology should make your life easier.
I'm sure there are several plain simple ways to make this perfectly safe :D

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JohnAStebbins
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Re: File output auto-destination

Post by JohnAStebbins » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:48 pm

Lodee wrote:Well, it's 21st Century. Technology should make your life easier.
I'm sure there are several plain simple ways to make this perfectly safe :D
Yes, there are. And some user somewhere is going to ignore every warning dialog and popup you give them because "they know what they are doing". I've seen a good number of unhappy and irate posts and emails from users that overwrote their source file, even though the GUI pops up a dialog asking if they are sure they want to overwrite the file when the job is added to the queue.

Lodee
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Re: File output auto-destination

Post by Lodee » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:32 pm

JohnAStebbins wrote:
Lodee wrote:Well, it's 21st Century. Technology should make your life easier.
I'm sure there are several plain simple ways to make this perfectly safe :D
Yes, there are. And some user somewhere is going to ignore every warning dialog and popup you give them because "they know what they are doing". I've seen a good number of unhappy and irate posts and emails from users that overwrote their source file, even though the GUI pops up a dialog asking if they are sure they want to overwrite the file when the job is added to the queue.

It happens, but then even in present setup.

Anyway, you can always make this a Preference option, under "output files", e.g.:
Checkbox - "Auto source folder output"

Also, option to automatically name output file:
filename+"converted".mp4
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Re: File output auto-destination

Post by rollin_eng » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:17 am

rollin_eng wrote: In the nightly {source_path} is valid as an output path in the preferences.
Does this work for you?

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Ritsuka
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Re: File output auto-destination

Post by Ritsuka » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:26 am

HandBrake on Mac will be sandboxed in the future. And the sandbox doesn't let you write randomly on the disk, so don't get your hope up on this.

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