Command line to convert has problem with output file name

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xilex
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Command line to convert has problem with output file name

Post by xilex » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:07 am

Hi all, I am utilizing the command line to automate ripping from a DVD. I tried the following command but it results in an error:

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C:\>"d:\Program Files (x86)\MakeMKV\makemkvcon64.exe" mkv disc:0 --minlength=600 all c:\test
...
Title #2 was added (20 cell(s), 2:14:37)
Operation successfully completed
Saving 1 titles into directory c:\test
Error 'OS error - The system cannot find the path specified' occurred while creating 'c:\test/title00.mkv'
Failed to save title 0 to file c:\test/title00.mkv
0 titles saved, 1 failed
Copy complete. 0 titles saved, 1 failed.
I followed one of the examples in usage.txt but I'm not sure why it's using a forward-slash in the output file. Thanks.

Woodstock
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Re: Command line to convert has problem with output file nam

Post by Woodstock » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:40 pm

In this usage, Windows does not care if you use \ or / for the directory separator; that is a limitation built into CMD.EXE and COMMAND.COM, not Windows itself.

The question is, does the user that is running makemkvcon64.exe have permission to write to C:\test?

At the command prompt, do you get an error if you enter this command?

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ECHO "This is a test" > C:\TEST\TEST.TXT
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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