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rossp

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chain functions together
« on: July 31, 2015, 12:41:36 pm »

Hi all, Just a quick feature request. Can we chain functions of MC together to make a work flow.
I import a lot of video and would like the following.

Currently I import video (TV shows) like this,

1) Explorer right click on the file and import into MC
2) MC Get Movie and TV info...
3) Analyze Audio...
4) Rename, Move and Copy files

Why can't I do these 4 functions with one action, they are all automated anyway? OK step 4 will be different for a film vs a TV show but the length is shorter etc.

There will be many more steps that MC can tie together and this would be a great thing if MC could tie tog]ether some of it's current functions.

Ross
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Re: chain functions together
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 12:46:53 pm »

If you configure Auto-Import you can chain #1-3 together on your list automatically. Rename, Move, and Copy Files can store presets so that should be a one or two click process following import.
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Re: chain functions together
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 01:07:01 pm »

I know you can do some of this in auto import but I don't like auto import. Also just think of the possibilities if all of the MC functions could be chained together in any order.

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Re: chain functions together
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 01:33:35 pm »

I know you can do some of this in auto import but I don't like auto import. Also just think of the possibilities if all of the MC functions could be chained together in any order.

R

You can do it to a certain extent with core commands. You can create a batch file to import, lookup info, and analyze audio, then add it to the right-click menu in Windows.

@ECHO OFF
mc20.exe /import $1
mc20.exe /mcc 23005
mc20.exe /mcc 21028

If you create a shortcut to the bath file you can run it silently and call that from the context menu.
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rossp

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Re: chain functions together
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 02:05:42 pm »

Excellent to know but in my opinion MC needs to be easier to use via the GUI for novice users. The functionality of MC is probably only 40% utilised due to the complex setup needed to achieve the more interesting configs. I know the MC devs are looking at simplifying this with wizards and the like and this is all good. A method of chaining MC functions together within the GUI to achieve complex functions would be great. Maybe this is a good one for MC 21.

R
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