Author Topic: Save to read-only file: "Info > Muxer > Cannot open" is not very explicit  (Read 145 times)

mm0359

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Windows XP

avidemux_2.6.19_r170410_win32.exe

1. Try to save (Copy/Copy/TS) to a read-only file.
1r. Asked to overwrite, then "Info > Muxer > Cannot open".

The message looks like the muxer itself could not be opened.
Would prefer a dynamic message like "Error > File Save > File xyz is read-only."
(Not sure whether that should even happen before/instead asking to overwrite.)

Should check what other applications do...

Jan Gruuthuse

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Avidemux was not intended to work on anything else but local hard disc.
Should not be used on USB/network/virtual/shared devices.

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Avidemux is a simple tool for simple video processing tasks. The keyword here is simple
source: Avidemux wiki documentation
Don't stretch the use of avidemux.

mm0359

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Avidemux was not intended to work on anything else but local hard disc.

This issue happens on local disk (too)...

Jan Gruuthuse

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if you don't have the (user) properties to write there, windows has allowed and not allowed folders, as far as I can remember.

mm0359

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if you don't have the (user) properties to write there, windows has allowed and not allowed folders, as far as I can remember.

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean.

User workarounds are to either remove the ReadOnly file attribute or use another file/name.

Anyway, this report is about ADM (GUI), not Windows disks/filesystems.