You cannot overwrite the source file you want to convert

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You cannot overwrite the source file you want to convert

Post by andrewk89 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:15 pm

Description of problem or question:
When your source file follows a certain formatting pattern, HB prefixes the output file name with "output_". (That's a rather dumb idea, because your source file and output file won't be near each other in your file manager, making the output file harder to find. But that's a different issue.)

In prior versions, HB will let you change the output file name without interference. Procedure like this was possible:
  1. remove "output_" prefix
  2. add " output" suffix
  3. Click Start of Add to Queue
If you forget to finish and end up with the output file name the same as the source, HB would throw an error if you click Start or Add to Queue. Flexible enough to let you finish your changes, but smart enough to keep you from overwriting your source file.

New behavior in 1.2.2 is if you remove the "output_" prefix from the file name, HB blows away everything in the Save As field (file name, destination path, everything).

Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):
  1. set output Default Path to {source_path}
  2. set output File Format to {source}
  3. format file name in start case
  4. drag file and drop on HB
  5. remove "output_" prefix from file name
  6. click OK
Observe that the Save As field is empty

HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):

Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
Windows 10 November 2018

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HandBrake 1.2.2 (2019022400)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3350P CPU @ 3.10GHz
Ram: 8149 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti -
Screen: 1920x1080
Temp Dir: d:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: d:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake


 # Starting Scan ...

[11:48:25] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3350P CPU @ 3.10GHz
[11:48:25]  - Intel microarchitecture Ivy Bridge
[11:48:25]  - logical processor count: 4
[11:48:25] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[11:48:25] hb_scan: path=d:\Users\Andrew\Desktop\Thomas Happy Birthday.mp4, title_index=0
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image d:\Users\Andrew\Desktop\Thomas Happy Birthday.mp4
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\BACKUP\index.bdmv
[11:48:25] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[11:48:25] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'd:\Users\Andrew\Desktop\Thomas Happy Birthday.mp4':
    major_brand     : isom
    minor_version   : 512
    compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41
    encoder         : Lavf55.19.104
  Duration: 00:00:07.56, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 157 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (Constrained Baseline) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 320x240, 136 kb/s, 15 fps, 15 tbr, 15360 tbn, 30 tbc (default)
      handler_name    : VideoHandler
    Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 11025 Hz, mono, fltp, 18 kb/s (default)
      handler_name    : SoundHandler
[11:48:25] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[11:48:25] scan: audio 0x1: aac, rate=11025Hz, bitrate=18695 Unknown (AAC LC) (1.0 ch)
[11:48:25] scan: 10 previews, 320x240, 15.000 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 4:3, PAR 1:1
[11:48:25] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[11:48:25] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)

 # Processing Scan Information ...

 # Scan Finished ...

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