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If you can, just go backward or forward one version of ffmpeg and you ought to be working! - Dec 02 2009
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Hello Alex

This is odd... I have checked a few machines here. I am running Fedora.

On Fedora 11, ffmpeg version 0.5-2 works fine with the faac library. However, 0.5-3 does NOT work.

On Fedora 12, ffmpeg version 0.5-5 works again!

You can check your version with:

ffmpeg -formats | grep aac

If you see this:
D A aac Advanced Audio Coding
then Decoding works, but not Encoding

If you see this:
DEA aac Advanced Audio Coding
then Decoding and Encoding BOTH work

You can force a downgrade or an upgrade, or wait for the next release.

-- Marc - Dec 02 2009
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The program will work just fine with the zenity check turned off. However, the zenity windows might pop up underneath other windows. The check and fix are to force zenity to put its windows on top of other windows so you can easily see them.

We need to locate the zenity.glade file on your system. I have sent you a message.

-- Marc - Nov 30 2009
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Resolved with codecs... - Nov 13 2009
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Hi - sorry you're having troubles. Please tell me what is happening. If it seems not to work at all, try running it from the command line in a terminal session so you can see if the shell is complaining about something.

Let me know!

-- Marc - Nov 12 2009
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>> If I perform a "normal conversion", leaving unchanged all the default ffmpeg options, the resulting .mp3 file still has no data stream.

Is the resulting mp3 file empty?

>> On the other side, if I change the into "acodec-libmp3lame", the final .mp3 file doesn't even appear!

Do you have the mp3 library installed? Go to /tmp and look at the ffmpeg result file.

You will see a section like this showing the libraries and codecs that ffmpeg found:
generic -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -I/usr/include/openjpeg --extra-version
rpmfusion --enable-bzlib --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libfaac --enable-libfaad --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-pthreads --disable-static --enable-shared --enable-gpl --disable-debug --disable-stripping --shlibdir

The general rule is "install everything you can" :-)

Does this help? - Nov 03 2009
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>> If I perform a "normal conversion", leaving unchanged all the default ffmpeg options, the resulting .mp3 file still has no data stream.

Is the resulting mp3 file empty?

>> On the other side, if I change the into "acodec-libmp3lame", the final .mp3 file doesn't even appear!

Do you have the mp3 library installed? Go to /tmp and look at the ffmpeg result file.

You will see a section like this showing the libraries and codecs that ffmpeg found:
generic -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -I/usr/include/openjpeg --extra-version
rpmfusion --enable-bzlib --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libfaac --enable-libfaad --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-pthreads --disable-static --enable-shared --enable-gpl --disable-debug --disable-stripping --shlibdir

The general rule is "install everything you can" :-)

Does this help? - Nov 03 2009
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>> If I perform a "normal conversion", leaving unchanged all the default ffmpeg options, the resulting .mp3 file still has no data stream.

Is the resulting mp3 file empty?

>> On the other side, if I change the into "acodec-libmp3lame", the final .mp3 file doesn't even appear!

Do you have the mp3 library installed? Go to /tmp and look at the ffmpeg result file.

You will see a section like this showing the libraries and codecs that ffmpeg found:
generic -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -I/usr/include/openjpeg --extra-version
rpmfusion --enable-bzlib --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libfaac --enable-libfaad --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-pthreads --disable-static --enable-shared --enable-gpl --disable-debug --disable-stripping --shlibdir

The general rule is "install everything you can" :-)

Does this help? - Nov 03 2009
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Fedora is happy referring to this as libmp3lamne as well. So I'm posting a new version. get 0.69 - Nov 03 2009
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Hi -- are you using Ubuntu? Someone else just sent a comment that there seems to be a naming difference.

When you get to the ffmpeg options list, you will see one "acodec-mp3". I have been told that some systems may need "acodec-libmp3lame".

Try your conversion again, and choose the "key in options" instead of selecting from the list. Use that to key in:

-acodec libmp3lame

and see if that works. Please let me know what happens!!

This seems to be a difference in ffmpeg, not in the libraries. On my sywstem (Fedora), the library is libmp3lame but it is referred to as just 'mp3'.

-- Marc - Nov 03 2009
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FIXED IT!

How did I miss this??? After completing ffmpeg aspect ratio calculations for top/bottom, the code was falling into the calculation for left/right. This was due to using the "test" command on floats where it actually requires integers.

Easy to correct once I saw it happen. Thanks for your help!!! Get version 0.68

-- Marc - Nov 01 2009
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Hi, Rob

>> So in the script I changed acodec-mp3 to acodec-libmp3lame

AH - Now I understand. I would suggest that instead of making this change in avconvert.ffopts.video that you do it in avconvert.ffopts.custom. That latter file will not be overwritten by future upgrades. It's interesting that on my Fedora system the library name is indeed libmp3lame. I will check into this further...

As for the aspect ratio and side padding, that is a very new feature. I may have done some math wrong. The avconvert message you included is actually just the last part of the file /tmp/ffmpeg.10503 on your system. The first part of that file includes the actual ffmpeg command line that was executed, which will include the -padleft and -padright parameters. Please send that to me so I can see what went wrong.

Thanks for your help with this!

-- Marc - Nov 01 2009
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Interesting. On my system (Fedora 11) there is no libmp3lame package, but there is lame-libs and lame-mp3x. There's also x264, x264-libs, and libx264_65.

These subtle differences make it hard to know exactly what to list as requirements.

Any suggestions on distribution-specific things that should be listed would be appreciated!

-- Marc

PS - You have it all working OK now?? - Oct 31 2009
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Hello again. This is interesting...

Starting with a 334K jpg again:

Load to Gimp and re-save as xcf = 795K
Convert the xcf to jpg (qual=100) = 408K
Convert the xcf to png = 432K

Convert 795K xcf to pdf = 2.9 MB
Convert xcf to jpg to pdf = 427KB
Convert xcf to png to pdf = 359KB

As I had found before, ImageMagick would convert the original jpg to pdf version 1.3 but it would convert the xcf to pdf version 1.4

Here's what I found today:

After converting the xcf to a jpg and a png, ImnageMagick converts those jpg/png files to pdf version 1.4

So it seems that loading a jpg to Gimp and saving as xcf adds something to the file that triggers pdf 1.4

Whatever it is that gets added stays in the file even if it is then converted to jpg or png! I suspect it has something to do with either transparency or layers since those are the features added to 1.4. However, since jpg and png do NOT support those features, I had expected ImageMagick to create pdf version 1.3 in my jpg->xcf->jpg->pdf test.

Despite using 1.4 though, the file sizes were much smaller (though a little larger than converting the original jpg to pdf 1.3). I suspect that whatever Gimp added, which then got into the jpg/png files, triggered 1.4 but since it did not contain any actual transparency or layers, the 1.4 file was much smaller.

Does this sound right to you? It's very odd. I think ImageMagick is trying to preserve the best possible image for you despite the very large file size.

Based on these tests, here is my suggestion: if you are willing to possibly lose some image information (transparency) then convert your xcf to png, then convert png to pdf.

What do you think?

[Perhaps xcf is not the only file type that will behave this way. A psd and others might do the same thing. I wonder if my script should offer to "flatten" images by creating a temporary png file as one of the options?]

-- Marc - Oct 31 2009
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OOPS!!!!! YOU ARE CORRECT, THERE IS A PROBLEM

Corrected in 0.67

Oddly, after making substantial changes to enhance the way the ffmpeg command options are stored and assembled, there was an error when ffmpeg needed no options at all!

SORRY!

-- Marc - Oct 31 2009
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OK... The message you're getting tells us that ffmpeg never wrote to the destination file. There are two "progress windows". The first one, which you're seeing now, usually disappears quickly. It waits for up to 20 seconds for the destination file to exist with a non-zero size. It is then replaced by a second window that watches the file grow.

So, the first thing would be to check the output from ffmpeg. The script captures this and writes a file in /tmp for each run. In /tmp:

ls -lrt ffmpeg*

Your most recent run will be the last file listed. View that file and look for the complaint. It could relate to the source, the destination, or the combination of options.

Let me know what you find.

-- Marc - Oct 31 2009
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Thanks a lot!

I'm still having fun adding and adjusting features, and it's nice to hear that you folks out there are still having fun using it!

-- Marc - Oct 30 2009
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Hi --

Interesting... Just tried this here: Converted a 340K jpg to pdf, resulting file was 347K. Opened that same jpg in gimp and saved as xcf, the result file was 766K. Then used avconvert to turn that xcf into pdf. The result was 2.9MB.

Oddly, if I open those two pdf files in avconvert and look at the initial screen, the summary shows the smaller file to be:

PDF document, version 1.3, 442x884 16-bit Bilevel DirectClass 48.4kb 0.020u 0:02

and the larger file:
PDF document, version 1.4, 546x1092 16-bit Bilevel DirectClass 73.6kb

This information is gotten from the "file" command.

I did a little reading, and it seems that PDF through 1.3 produced opaque image elements, while 1.4 and newer adds transparency. I am guessing that ImageMagick is deciding which version of PDf is more appropriate for a given conversion, and perhaps as of some recent release of either gimp or ImageMagick, it has changed from using 1.3 to 1.4 for those images.

I'd like to know the results of the "file" command (or avconvert's first dialog) on one of your older/smaller xcf->pdf files. Did that conversion produce a PDF of version 1.3 or of 1.4?

-- Marc - Oct 30 2009
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Hi --

Interesting... Just tried this here: Converted a 340K jpg to pdf, resulting file was 347K. Opened that same jpg in gimp and saved as xcf, the result file was 766K. Then used avconvert to turn that xcf into pdf. The result was 2.9MB.

Oddly, if I open those two pdf files in avconvert and look at the initial screen, the summary shows the smaller file to be:

PDF document, version 1.3, 442x884 16-bit Bilevel DirectClass 48.4kb 0.020u 0:02

and the larger file:
PDF document, version 1.4, 546x1092 16-bit Bilevel DirectClass 73.6kb

This information is gotten from the "file" command.

I did a little reading, and it seems that PDF through 1.3 produced opaque image elements, while 1.4 and newer adds transparency. I am guessing that ImageMagick is deciding which version of PDf is more appropriate for a given conversion, and perhaps as of some recent release of either gimp or ImageMagick, it has changed from using 1.3 to 1.4 for those images.

I'd like to know the results of the "file" command (or avconvert's first dialog) on one of your older/smaller xcf->pdf files. Did that conversion produce a PDF of version 1.3 or of 1.4?

-- Marc - Oct 30 2009
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I have made the change. Any existing ~/.avconvert* files will automatically be moved to ~/.config/avconvert/*

This will be included in the next release.

-- Marc - Oct 22 2009
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Yes, that is a good idea. It would be much cleaner that way. I will do it!

-- Marc - Oct 22 2009
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I should have said I kept a 4G FLASH mounted - Oct 19 2009
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AH - on my system, Fedora 11, the total is 12M, but I may already have some of the dependencies installed.

So now I better understand your dilemma. One suggestion I could make, separate from the renaming issue: I had an eee-701 4G for a while, and kept a 4G SDRAM mounted on $HOME which helped a lot! Also, for better performance, your mounts in /etc/fstab can have the options "noatime,nodiratime", which also makes the SSD (and flash) last longer.

Back to renaming... Would adding a filename-cleanup to the converter be what you're looking for? IE, to replace or remove annoying file naming characters in the destination file.

By keeping it simple, I'm trying to avoid bogging down the conversion with a bunch of naming-questions.

-- Marc - Oct 19 2009
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AH - on my system, Fedora 11, the total is 12M, but I may already have some of the dependencies installed.

So now I better understand your dilemma. One suggestion I could make, separate from the renaming issue: I had an eee-701 4G for a while, and kept a 4G SDRAM mounted on $HOME which helped a lot! Also, for better performance, your mounts in /etc/fstab can have the options "noatime,nodiratime", which also makes the SSD (and flash) last longer.

Back to renaming... Would adding a filename-cleanup to the converter be what you're looking for? IE, to replace or remove annoying file naming characters in the destination file.

By keeping it simple, I'm trying to avoid bogging down the conversion with a bunch of naming-questions.

-- Marc - Oct 19 2009
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I suppose a renamer could be written into avconvert, but I still think you might like the way Thunar works. Please try this and let me know what you think. If you like it, I could add a checkbox in avconvert to run Thunar on the selected files before beginning the conversion.

Here is a short piece of code. Save it to a file in ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts, and make it executable.

=======
#!/bin/bash
# Quick script to start the Thunar daemon if not already running, and
# then start the Thunar program in bulk-rename mode on selected files
#
# marc brumlik, tsi-inc@comcast.net, Sat Oct 17 10:27:23 CDT 2009

ps -ef | grep Thunar | grep -v grep | grep daemon || Thunar --daemon &
sleep .5
Thunar -B "$@"
========

Now select some icons, right-click, and run the script.

Try it and get back to me...

-- Marc - Oct 17 2009
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version 0.64 has two major changes:

1) Instead of resizing a video by specifying the new WxH size, the script now asks for only the new W. The new H is calculated based on the original aspect ratio.

2) A new option for choosing the aspect ratio of your display device. The script now compares the aspect of the video to that of the display, and calculates padding needed for either the left/right or the top/bottom.

Thank you for the time you spent helping to make this change. Please let me know how it works for you!

-- Marc - Oct 16 2009
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OH -- "Thunar" is in the repositories (at least Fedora), not here on Gnome-Look.
- Oct 15 2009
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Hi skooter!

>> Wondering if you have considered the ability to change file or folder names.

The script does do "some" renaming of output file names. First, if you perform a conversion which would create a result file of the same name as the original, you are prompted. Second, the script will always put the new/proper extension on the result file. In the case of images, by default it will insert the new resolution into the name.

Also, when initiating a conversion, you have the option of creating and naming a new folder for the result files (by default, they are created in the source directory of the first selected source file).

>> Like UPPERCASE, lowercase, Sentence Case, replace (_) with ( ), replace extra (.) with ( ).

If you're needing a general purpose renaming utility, I can suggest installing "Thunar", and then execute it with the "--bulk-rename" function.

>> Also is the ability to edit a video included, by setting start/end variables? Or load external external program to do so, like Avidemux?

Yes, you can set start/stop times relating to the source file, as well as max-time or max-file-size relating to the destination file. There are so many possibilities that I did not list them in the menu of common conversions. However, if you click on "KEY-IN" at the bottom of that list, you will be able to create anything you like. The window into which you enter your own options will be overlayed upon a window showing summaries of ffmpeg's options. Any set of options that you find useful can be permanently stored in ~/.avconvert.ffopts.custom using your favorite editor, and those additons will then be presented in the menu next time you do a conversion.

Further, if you come across a set of ffmpeg options that you think other people would like to use, please email them to me (instructions are in the ffopts.custom file) and I will publish them on this download page (see the last link) as ffopts.submissions which anyone can download and copy to $HOME.

Does this help?? Have fun! - Oct 15 2009
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OH! I haven't heard of that one before... Is there a zenity.glade somewhere else on your system?

I currently check for zenity.glade in /usr/share/zenity. This is a variable, and could easily be changed as needed.

If you have "locate" installed, see if you can find zenity.glade on your system and let me know where it is. If you do not have "locate", then try this:

find / -type f -name "zenity.glade" -print

I will gladly adjust the script.

-- Marc - Oct 14 2009
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Actually, looking at my own system, it claims to have both installed. In /usr/bin I see elinks as a file and links simply linked to it. I will modify the script to use whichever it finds -- apparently elinks superseded links.

This program is actually only needed for the new translation routines, which are not needed if English is selected. However, I use it top bring up the list of languages (by querying Google directly). Perhaps I ought to ask first "English / Something Else", since if English is selected, then elinks and curl are not needed.

I will fix the elinks issue right now. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It's always interesting (and sometimes surprising) to hear what happens when this is run on other distros (mine is Fedora).

-- Marc - Oct 14 2009
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Nice to see that you're still out there too! I'd like to hear what you think of the latest round of changes.

-- Marc - Oct 12 2009
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Version 0.60 now supports far more options to ffmpeg, and the ability to easily change these to suit your needs AND to add your own custom options. Just use your favorite editor on ~/.avconvert.ffopts* - Oct 02 2009
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Issue understood, new options will be available in next release.

Depending on the type of source and destination files, and the content of the source file, ffmpeg may need to be handed additional specific options. - Sep 28 2009
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Issue understood, new options will be available in next release.

Depending on the type of source and destination files, and the content of the source file, ffmpeg may need to be handed additional specific options. - Sep 28 2009
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I have tested this and it works here. Do you have the lame-libs package? If not, install it. If that fixes the problem, let me know and I will add it to the required packages. - Sep 26 2009
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First, can you actually play both an avi and flv file? If not, you are definitely missing a codec.

Step 1: If you requested a change to bitrate or video size, try running it without choosing any of those options. The script does not actually check to ensure that you've chosen something appropriate. Choosing nothing leaves those options at default, which should always work.

Step 2: You may be missing a package that ffmpeg relies on for this conversion. The ffmpeg.NNNN file in /tmp will identify whether stream #0.1 is the video or the audio, which will give you a clue. Also in that file, you will see the libraries ffmpeg has found. On my system that section looks like this:

generic -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -I/usr/include/openjpeg --extra-version
rpmfusion --enable-bzlib --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libfaac --enable-libfaad --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libx264 --enable-libxvid --enable-x11grab --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-pthreads --disable-static --enable-shared --enable-gpl --disable-debug --disable-stripping --shlibdir
/usr/lib --cpu

There is a list of packages on my submission page. Try installing them one-by-one and try the conversion after each.

Are you converting avi->flv or flv->avi? When you find the package that fixes your system, let me know and I will add a specific test for that.

-- Marc - Sep 25 2009
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Let me know what you find regarding the PM I sent you - Sep 21 2009
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I've eliminated zenity watching the text output of ffmpeg entirely. Instead, the zenity watching the output file, which estimates a %complete based on input file size, will simply estimate until 98% and then stop there until the file stops growing.

Not perfect, bot solves the problem without putting up a window that never closes on its own. - Sep 21 2009
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Working on it. You are right, executing the 'ffmpeg' command directly from a shell prompt will complete the conversion.

The problem appears to be with 'zenity'.

Watching the conversion of very large videos, there are times when ffmpeg, though it is still writing to the output file, has very long pauses producing text output. The avconvert script is monitoring both the file output and the text output with zenity.

It seems that when the text output of ffmpeg stops for long enough, the zenity part of that pipe exits. This in turn kills the ffmpeg part of the pipe.

I have removed the "--auto-close" option to zenity in that line. The side-effect is that this window will persist at the end of the conversion.

PROBLEM SOLVED!

You should now download version 0.59 - Sep 21 2009
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Thanks for the tip - I will add it to the list of optional packages!

-- Marc - Sep 16 2009
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Thanks so much! The script is one year and one day old today (with LOTS of changes in that time... :-) - Sep 09 2009
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Changed in 0.57 - Sep 06 2009
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Agreed :-)

Zenity does not allow defining those labels, but I can change the window type to radio buttons. That would be better. Thanks for pointing this out.

-- Marc - Sep 06 2009
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AH - Good point.

Originally, the program always wrote new files to the same folder as the originals, so it was necessary to give them new names.

I did not include an actual overwrite because, at least in MY case, I (almost always) want to keep the originals as well.

I also never wanted to clobber originals 'in case something goes wrong'...

However, when writing to a different folder, I see no reason not to offer retaining the original file names. Then, when the conversion is done, the user has the option of simply drag-and-dropping the new content over the old IF they want to.

Does that sound like the way to handle this?

-- Marc - Sep 04 2009
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Thanks so much!

I actually thought it was a very tiny hummingbird until I saw the pics. Just looked it up today, read about it, and decided to post for fun.

Really glad you liked it - there are more pics, should I put them up too?

-- Marc - Aug 25 2009
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It's gnome with "bluecurve" (from fedora repos) - Aug 24 2009
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It's gnome with "bluecurve" (from fedora repos) - Aug 24 2009
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Sorry for the multiple replies. Seems something is wrong with the site tonight... - Aug 23 2009
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See changelog for 0.54

This feature has been cautiously added as follows:

At the end of the conversion, there will be one final popup question: Do you want to move the source file(s) from this conversion to $HOME/Desktop/avconvert-Trash/xxxxx ?

The "xxxxx" is the PID of this conversion.

Answer CANCEL to leave the source files where they were. Answer OK to MOVE the source files to the specified avconvert-Trash folder.

Once in the "Trash", the entire folder can be deleted at any time. Until that time, the source files from conversions can be retrieved if necessary, but until then they are safely (and neatly) kept in this private Trash folder.

The Trash folder will be (re)created automatically any time you answer OK to that prompt.

I hope this makes everyone who wanted an automatic delete function happy, and at the same time protects everyone from an OOPS that has the potential to lose important source files.

Enjoy! :-)

-- Marc - Aug 23 2009
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See changelog for 0.54

This feature has been cautiously added as follows:

At the end of the conversion, there will be one final popup question: Do you want to move the source file(s) from this conversion to $HOME/Desktop/avconvert-Trash/xxxxx ?

The "xxxxx" is the PID of this conversion.

Answer CANCEL to leave the source files where they were. Answer OK to MOVE the source files to the specified avconvert-Trash folder.

Once in the "Trash", the entire folder can be deleted at any time. Until that time, the source files from conversions can be retrieved if necessary, but until then they are safely (and neatly) kept in this private Trash folder.

The Trash folder will be (re)created automatically any time you answer OK to that prompt.

I hope this makes everyone who wanted an automatic delete function happy, and at the same time protects everyone from an OOPS that has the potential to lose important source files.

Enjoy! :-)

-- Marc - Aug 23 2009