Previous Avidemux versions required to type the name of the file in the "Save as" window and it was really annoying when dealing with many videos. The latest version offers the original file name in the "Save as" window but still there's something unpredictable happening with the folder where the output file is saved. As far as I understand it is the last used folder or the parent folder if the last one doesn't exist anymore or even the "Avidemux" program folder in some cases.
It would be interesting to investigate in which situations exactly the program directory
gets automatically chosen. This is definitely not right, but regardless that the other behaviour matches my workflow (source and target are located always on different HDDs), I think that it should be this way. Avidemux will suggest the source folder as target if the lastdir_write
preference is empty, which is currently questionable, because this facilitates overwriting the source video (you do get a prompt, but still).
This is quite confusing because when I save project-A in folder-A, close it, open project-B in folder-B, I expect the output file to be saved in folder-B
Source dir = target dir is actually a really bad practice when editing video files located on rotating storage devices, less so for SSD, of course.
I thought it would be useful if the user could specify what folder should be used as default output folder in the Avidemux settings. There can be several options such as:
* the last folder that was used for saving,
* the folder of the source video,
The latter would at least require implementing automatic renaming.
* the folder specified below
[ c:\blablavla ]
This should be covered by the current default behaviour once a video has been saved and is not needed IMHO. In general you are free to delete lines 51 and 52
and build Avidemux from source to make Avidemux always suggest the source directory as target (you do need Linux to accomplish this
And do you know anything about wrong colors when opening an AVI file? For example, when I export an uncompressed AVI from Adobe Premiere, they play well in players, but when I open it in Avidemux, it shows the blueish colors instead of the normal colors.
Please provide a sample or at least the MediaInfo output for the file in question.