Author Topic: File Writing outputs overwrites file with the same name. Auto-Filename.  (Read 838 times)

Corak

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Hi Ian.
Found terrible thing, when enabled "Wav Writer" or Any "Encoder" in output settings (with "Use title" - disabled (enabled too can overwrite), "Auto-filename" - enabled, "Omit original extention" - enabled, "Source" path enabled.
always overwrite file with the same name if have the same extention, or overwrite some old conversions.
For example you are trying to decode wav file with Wav Writer - result - you will lost original file, because it will start overwriting it and cannot read more. Especially when you convert the whole playlist - it means just cleaning all files.

Please add an option to "Auto-Filename" - "Always Overwrite". If it's enabled - the files with the same names will be overwritten with no deals.. If it's disabled - to the new created files with the same name will be added number at the end of the name: "filename[1].wav,filename[2].wav..." and so on.


Ian @ un4seen

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Found terrible thing, when enabled "Wav Writer" or Any "Encoder" in output settings (with "Use title" - disabled (enabled too can overwrite), "Auto-filename" - enabled, "Omit original extention" - enabled, "Source" path enabled.
always overwrite file with the same name if have the same extention, or overwrite some old conversions.
For example you are trying to decode wav file with Wav Writer - result - you will lost original file, because it will start overwriting it and cannot read more. Especially when you convert the whole playlist - it means just cleaning all files.

Oops! That is a pretty big problem. To avoid it, here's an update that will ignore the "Auto-filename" setting and bring up the output file selector when the automated choice already exists.

   www.un4seen.com/stuff/xmplay.exe

Corak

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Thanks IAN!
Still not the best way. I talked about automated list conversion without some stops on file-naming that need additional user attention - if you want to convert a BIG list (that will convert for a WEEKS) and go to sleep when it converts - it will just stop asking for new name... At least better than losing originals. 
Best way is - auto-renaming new files with [1] and etc. How about to plan add autonaming for this issue in next releases?
« Last Edit: 26 May '16 - 00:48 by Corak »