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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:40 am 
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It comes up quite often that people want to change the output file name, or select/deselect particular tracks within a title. These are best done with "Expert mode" turned on, which is set in the Preferences->General menu.

First, you have to OPEN the disk, rather than BACKUP the disk. The buttons involved look like this, if you have loaded a Bluray:

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After you select Open, things will churn for a bit, before displaying the selection screen:

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"Left Menu" is where the titles will be displayed, with each title having selection check box, and an expand/contract triangle next to it. The selection box determines if that title will be ripped (checked) or not (not checked). Clicking on the triangle will expand or contract the list of tracks within the title, which will allow you to select individual tracks (audio, subtitle, 3D MVC) within that title.

The "Chapters" entry has a triangle to expand to show you the list of chapters... You cannot select individual ones, sorry.

With expert mode, the upper right side of the screen allows you to change the properties of various things. The most obvious one you'll use is the Output folder, but the Properties entry will let you check or change the disk name, which I've done here:

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As a result of changing the disk name, notice that the Left menu area changed, too; The disk name was applied to the title names.

By selecting one of the titles in the left menu, we can change the Name property, which also affects the "File name" property in the Info section:

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We can then go after other properties, by clicking on the Name button:

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With the file name being the most likely target of our work:

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You can repeat this for multiple titles; When dealing with a television series with multiple episodes, the use of Copy/Paste comes in very handy, and it is usually simpler if you are using the keyboard, rather than a mouse, to do it.

Hopefully, this will help.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:20 am 
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Why does MakeMkv insist on replacing spaces with the -_' character?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Because some operating systems do not like spaces as well as they say they do. Especially when it comes to "mis-placed" spaces.

You can, though MakeMKV and other applications, put spaces in places that make a file difficult to work with. "My Movie .mkv" can be created with MakeMKV, and Windows Explorer will not be able to copy it or delete it, because of the space between the name and extension. If the Windows default "Hide extensions for known file types" is still in force, you would never see the reason why, without dropping to the command line and doing a directory. Leading spaces are an even bigger issue; thankfully, they're harder to insert.

I still want the ability to turn substitution off, though.

Oh, if you ever run into the space-at-end problem, you can delete or rename the files in CMD.EXE by putting quotes around the "bad" name.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:44 pm 
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Thank you so much... This has helped greatly. It would be nice if you could select something that would use the base name for all chapters selected but this helps so much. Thank you for taking the time


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 pm 
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Is there a way of auto renaming based on mpls xxxxx etc?
So if 12345mpls is the correct one (just an example) the output be 12345.mkv

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:42 am 
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Not that I know of. It probably would be a good feature request, though.

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