add MOV, AVI (other video format) ; Target directory by extension.

Asked by loriand


First of all I would like to tell you how much I like this program. Thank you!

I would like to ask you to expand its functionality with video file downloading.
In my family we have 3 different cameras. Two compact for my wife and for my daughter, and an slr for me.
At the moment we download photos in different computers manually and in the future I would like to download all the photos (and videos) in the media center automatically.
(All original photos in one central location: easy backup, easy access for all, etc...)

The compact cameras (as new slrs nowadays) make video files that I would like to download too.

I think that it would be good if in the (Metadata) section I could select the (source type) or the (extension).
And the download scope should expand to movi files (like *.avi, *.mov, ...) as well.

I do not know how big change it is.

Thank you for your reply in advance.

Andras Lorincz

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Damon Lynch (dlynch3) said :

Hi Andras,

I am glad your family finds the program useful! Excellent.

Using the program to download videos would be very nice indeed. The only problem is that it requires a lot of work! The amount of changes and additions to the code would be really big. This is something I will very probably need help with, if it is to appear in the program. For example, the metadata in movies is not the same as found in photos. It is also not consistent from one format to another, unlike photos. This means the ways in which folder and file names are generated would be different, and this means the interface the user sees must somehow take this into account.


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loriand (loriand) said :

Hi Damon,

I see. I am not programmers unfortunately. :(

I think at first you should make a very simply movi handling.
For example:
- No include photo downloading process. Use diferent thread after photo downloading. (Yes use different configure too.)
- No meta data handling, just download all movi files (selecting by extension: *avi,*mov, *mpg...?) to the pre-defined movi_folder.
- To the rename can be use the move_file date instead meta data creation date.

In my opinion almost everybody it will be more than enough. Later can be develop better movi handling. (If really necessary)
(I know the programmers do not like make not elegant code (or process). But I think a not too elegant but working program far better than elegant but not proper one.)
What do you think?

Best Regard,

Sorry for my English.
(I learn... learn.. learn :) )

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Seria (andreas-boettger) said :

Maybe that's a project for the rpd:

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manuti (manuti) said :

I can't help, but I want this feature in Rapid Photo Downloader, PLEASEEEE

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Damon Lynch (dlynch3) said :

This feature is now included as of version 0.2.0.

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Damon Lynch (dlynch3) said :

It was the most popular feature request!