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JB

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option to save image as : adding the timecode to the filename
« on: August 25, 2018, 04:37:58 PM »
Hi,

is there an easy way (with scripting or else) to  automatically  append the timecode to the filename when exporting a jpg snapshot? i made an autohotkey script for windows to ease the snapshoting but i only auto increment the file version number and i would like to improve that part. any ideas?

or do i have to go the full c++ way?

eumagga0x2a

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Re: option to save image as : adding the timecode to the filename
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 08:42:38 PM »
Why not using FFmpeg for this purpose? Avidemux is helpful when you need to see and hear what happens in a movie at given time to find most suitable locations e.g. for cuts or when you need to copy and paste a portion of video elsewhere etc. For uniform, scriptable tasks FFmpeg is better IMVHO.

JB

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Re: option to save image as : adding the timecode to the filename
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 06:14:01 PM »
Because i tried what you say and it is not efficient for me. I tried other tools with a visual interface over ffmepg and avidemux was the best for what i want (extract stills and sequences very fast). So i was very happy to find avidemux but i now want more. Some new use cases have shown up like having the time code in the filename (as in vlc). I had hopes with the scripting option of avidemux but it seems it affect only the automatization process and not the user interface but i may be wrong. I guess i have to look more in autohotkey options or go back to my c++ books and install a compiler, with holidays ending it may have to wait ;)

eumagga0x2a

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Re: option to save image as : adding the timecode to the filename
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 03:46:01 PM »
Just in case, you are aware of Ctrl+Shift+C shortcut to copy the PTS of the currently displayed frame to clipboard, aren't you?

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Re: option to save image as : adding the timecode to the filename
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 05:50:04 PM »
Just in case, you are aware of Ctrl+Shift+C shortcut to copy the PTS of the currently displayed frame to clipboard, aren't you?

Holy sh.., i spent a few hours yesterday to find that it"s very difficult or very expensive to make autohotkey (or autoit) to interact with QT framework based apps like adm or vlc and then google leads me back to this topic and i find your answer and now it"s a breeze to solve my problem. Thank you eumagga0x2a.

One question remains, how could i have known that shortcut?

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Re: option to save image as : adding the timecode to the filename
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 06:46:01 PM »