Drag & Drop several folders.

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Luis
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Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by Luis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:15 pm

Please describe what you would like to see added to HandBrake:

Drag & Drop multiple folders inside the queue emergent window.

Why would you like to see this added:

Because adding several videos from many different folders can be tedious.

What version of HandBrake are you currently running:

1.07

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

OSX 10.11.6

Notes:

It seems the "source" function does not allow subfolders to be considered. Also, drag & Drop is always much better imo. Tried to add several folders by dropping them onto the GUI but it only reads one of them. If dropping a folder containing subfolders it won't do anything at all. Maybe catching all folders or what ever contains a folder tree with its existing drag & drop function would be a quicker solution not entirely sure.

rollin_eng
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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by rollin_eng » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:18 pm

Parsing sub-folders is often requested but has never been implemented.

The common answer to this is to script the CLI to do it.

Luis
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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by Luis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:21 pm

Thanks for pointing that out. I've seen some old posts from 2013-14 so I decided to give it another go. Maybe the feature requests section should have a voting poll so it would be easier to see if people really care about having a certain feature.

Luis
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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by Luis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:23 pm

I know of HandBreakBatch which does a better job at dealing with multiples files but it does not support HEVC which is what I am currently using.

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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by rollin_eng » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:36 pm

HB is not a democracy, if a dev wants to work on a feature they will.

You can always submit your own patch.

Luis
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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by Luis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:37 pm

I don't have the skills to patch it. I wish I did.

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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by rollin_eng » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:05 pm

Luis wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:37 pm
I don't have the skills to patch it. I wish I did.
What you need to do is take what skills you do have and convert them into money, then use that money to pay someone to write your patch :)

Luis
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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by Luis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:17 pm

So is people hiring others to develop this open source transcoder?

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s55
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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by s55 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:21 pm

I don't think I've ever heard of a user doing something like this. It would be prohibitively expensive unless someone had a "programmer friend"

There also no guarantee we would accept the patch regardless

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Re: Drag & Drop several folders.

Post by Luis » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:29 pm

Yeah, that's what I thought. Anyway, I am leaving the request here for anyone to take into consideration. I think is a good feature and it can make our lives a lot easier at times.

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