How to disable "automatic filename collision"?

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Sheila
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26 Oct 2022, 10:46

Updated to v21.0.0.0

new: VTM prevents filename collisions automatically when the "Output folder" is set. VTM adds extra "_(COPY_0001)", "_(COPY_0002)", etc. suffixes when files with the same name are coming from different folders.
Is there a way to disable it?
I'd like (like previously done) that VTM overwrites existing old jpg files
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26 Oct 2022, 13:02

I can add a Setting for that, but is it really needed?
That is only for the case when files from different folders are having the same names and you put all of it into a single output folder.
Sheila
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26 Oct 2022, 14:00

I have not set anything (see below) since I am fine with the default "near the video files", but it happens if VTM finds in the folder the old jpg
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26 Oct 2022, 15:28

It looks like that old jpgs were generated by an older version of VTM.
Could you please check it only for the latest version of VTM?
Sheila
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26 Oct 2022, 16:00

Yes.
When VTM finds old jpg created by a previous version it creates COPY...jpg
When the "old" jpg is from the latest version, even if launched several times VTM does't create COPY...jpg
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26 Oct 2022, 16:59

Can you live with that? Or the new Setting is highly requested?
Sheila
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26 Oct 2022, 17:10

I can live with it, but could you simply make it an optional choice?
Sometimes I rerun VTM on Folders where thumbnails were generated years ago and it is a nuisance to go and delete old jpg's before rerunning VTM

On the other hand that's what happens in some cases (is it a bug?)
When the "old" jpg is from the latest version, even if launched several times VTM does't create COPY...jpg
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08 Nov 2022, 19:21

Implemented in VTM 22.0.0.0.
Sheila
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08 Nov 2022, 19:30

Thanks a lot, indeed.
You are very kind to listen and to solve.
Okami96
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09 Nov 2022, 16:59

Hi, now I am happy with the possibility to disable "automatic filename collision" :D
Thank you for the new version of Video Thumbnails Maker 22.0.0.0
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