Recommended procedure for moving screenlists to new location

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gonzo_the_real
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28 Jun 2020, 22:20

Hmm. Installed 9.0.0.0 / 64bit Version but sorry it still does not work for me.

I have moved now a set of files to a temporary folder (with option "preserve folder structure").
So videos are in this folder now and the screenlists are in a subfolder.

Situation as follows
- the video-files are found at their new folder & played from the Multimedia view -> OK
- the animated screenlists are found at their new folder & displayed from the Multimedia view -> OK

BUT the videos are not started from their corresponding animated screenlist. They are pointing still to a pre-previous position (before I started to screw up by moving things around ;-) )

I noticed that the screenlist file (webm) is changed (new date) when I relocate the video file from the screenlist Viewer. So it seems to me that the link Information is stored inside it.
When I moved the files with the "file -> move to folder" function the webm files keep their old save date and remain unchanged.

Does this make any sense..?
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30 Jun 2020, 08:41

Sorry for confusing you.
The correct update will happen only if the main video will be moved to the original folder (using Videonizer).
Screenlists and Photos are not needed, only the main video.
"The original folder" is the folder from which you have started the very first of your movements.
Do you remember that locations?
gonzo_the_real
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30 Jun 2020, 11:30

I think i do, actually the old links inside the Webm files point to the correct directory.
I will try it later today.

However do You confirm, the links are inside the webm? Just for my sake of my comprehension... :D

Additionally: may I request a feature for the classic view: Is it possible To add a path column and a function to sort by path? Evtl. It could be optional. When you move things around it might be useful to see where they actually are. In the list view you have all this information in one place. And I don’t have to manually edit the db3 files again :lol:

Thanks again!!
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30 Jun 2020, 11:49

Yes, WebM generated by VTM contain links.

There is an "Alphabetical (Folder)" sort option already.
Does it suit your needs?
gonzo_the_real
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30 Jun 2020, 13:58

Thanks for the hint.
It helps a bit but just sorting still does not help you to see where folder Content starts and ends, eg. when you want to grab everything from one folder and then move it or tag it.
Filter by folder is evtl. Better but here you may run into troubles with subfolders.
I think most ppl will sort their content naturally into folders. Even if Your great tool helps to work with randomly placed content based on tags. Putting the right tags on existing data is the challenge.
Once you have a tag system you can add tags as you go adding new content.

BR
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30 Jun 2020, 14:02

The path is usually long, so how to display it on the grid? Allign the text to the left or to the right?

Also, I can try to add a Setting - what to display in the Classic view - Path or Filename.
gonzo_the_real
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30 Jun 2020, 14:40

Understand the issue. The column width in the classic view are not changeable (like in windows explorer).
I have seen some application that are truncating the beginning or the middle of the path.

Like this:
D:/movies/Tarantino/2000s
would become
.../Tarantino/2000s
or
D:/../Tarantino/2000s

Don’t know what is possible, but to answer Your question: align to the right.
gonzo_the_real
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01 Jul 2020, 01:20

admin wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 08:41
Sorry for confusing you.
The correct update will happen only if the main video will be moved to the original folder (using Videonizer).
Screenlists and Photos are not needed, only the main video.
"The original folder" is the folder from which you have started the very first of your movements.
Do you remember that locations?
OK. I confirm it works now :-).
The only problem remaining is that moving the files to the original folder and back takes quite long in my case since it is on a different HDD. So I wonder if would be better off, if I just recreate the screenlists :roll:
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01 Jul 2020, 07:41

Yes, of course.
gonzo_the_real
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01 Jul 2020, 09:44

I found another workaround:
Create a “symbolic link / hardlink“ instead of the old folder on the old hdd.
The link at the old location points to a temporary folder on the same hdd on which the videos are stored today.
Then move the videos to the symbolic link. Physically the Files do not leave the new hdd but Videonizer gets the impression it would.
Then move them back and the links inside the webm files are updated. Much much quicker!!

To create the hard-link open a command box in admin mode, type (example):
mklink /J “D:\old folder” “E:\newfiletree\temp_folder”

PS: i was thinking about this function since quite a time. Great thing to sort things across various hdd in only one tree :-)
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