Author Topic: Load and save encoding settings  (Read 3020 times)


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Load and save encoding settings
« on: January 22, 2017, 12:08:08 PM »

Good to see Avidemux is still updated.
But since earlier versions, i discovered unwanted changes.

I can save and load encoding settings in earlier version (26.6.10) but in 26.6.16 i don't see save or load button in Video Output Filters window.

I am forced to use Notepad++ and project save feature. This should not happen.

So my biggest request is here: let me save all encoding setting and load them back when new video clips are added.

Which means:
- start program
- add videoclips to program
- load encoding settings (under File for example)
now i can save it or add to queue.
If i want add more to queue...
- close all video clips (this causes reset all encoding settings!)
- add next videoclips
- load encoding settings again
- now i can add to queue...

The encoding settings are:
- type codec / configure settings
- filter settings
- audio output settings
- output format settings
All must stored in the profile file/encoding file.

From now, i use Save Project to .py file with first videoclip and correct encoding settings
Then next videoclip, but all settings are lost.
I save next videoclip first without encoding settings in another project file.
I opened both files with notepad ++
I copied all videoclip settings (Between adm= Avidemux() and adm.videoCodec(.. ) to first project file which has correct settings.
Now i can run first project file, and it put back same videoclips and settings.
For each next clip, i repeat copy paste again.
But this way, it's just extra work. Why is it removed from latest version? It that not just dumb decision? Earlier version was better, i can load encoding settings.

Now i want see under File menu extra option added, to save and load encoding settings (project file has both) without videoclips information. That is all.
Of course it works only if videoclip is added to the program.

Can you do it? It will save more extra copy paste work!

Jan Gruuthuse

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Re: Load and save encoding settings
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 01:23:47 PM »
Current release is avidemux 2.6.18
The developer decided to simplify the interface.
Repetitive tasks can be handle with project files.

If you want to reuse project files on different videos: you edit project file and remove the reference to the loaded video. You can then store the modified script in custom (folder) where it is available under Avidemux Menu Custom.
see references:
editing script: 2.6 audio track switching in
Avidemux Menu custom: Custom Menu and Saved projects
« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 01:25:52 PM by Jan Gruuthuse »


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Re: Load and save encoding settings
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 03:21:20 PM »
Then next videoclip, but all settings are lost.

This is not true for the current release (though filters do get lost when loading another video). Video codec settings and audio codec settings for the first track are retained across videos unless you explicitly tell Avidemux to behave otherwise ("Edit" --> "Preferences" --> "User Interface" --> [ x ] "Revert to saved default output settings on video load").