VAP6 - TVSuite 6 Auto-Processor Program

turas

Member
Good! I’m puzzled because I remember the solution in previous cases being the opposite, i.e., switching from the \\server\share\xxx syntax to the y:\xxx syntax. But I hope this continues to work for you. Such behavior can be affected by the .NET framework, the VideoReDo COM functions, network properties, etc., all of which can vary with time or setup.

If the problem continues the simplest (although not convenient) work-around is just to not mix transferring and processing.

maybe the act of changing it either way is kind of re-registering it correctly in the frame-work. if it stops working again i will try the other way round. or switch it to a local directory.

thx again
 

Ryland

Member
Where is the configuration info stored? The computer VAP is running on has decided that it no longer sees the broadcast name of my server so I want to edit the configuration and insert the IP address but I cant find the config file.

Two change requests:
  1. Allow the location box to be editable instead of having to hit "set".
  2. Dont clear the location boxes if there is an issue.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
Where is the configuration info stored? The computer VAP is running on has decided that it no longer sees the broadcast name of my server so I want to edit the configuration and insert the IP address but I cant find the config file.

Two change requests:
  1. Allow the location box to be editable instead of having to hit "set".
  2. Dont clear the location boxes if there is an issue.
The VAP6 configuration file is named VideoFileManager.xml and is located at: C:\Users\<windows_user_name>\AppData\Roaming\VAP6

The folder locations are the first four elements in the <ConfigurationItems> section. You can edit them (with VAP6 not running) but you have the responsibility for them being valid. The "Set" method ensures the locations are valid, so I won't be changing that. The folders must be seen as valid both by the VAP6 software and by the VRD COM functions called by VAP. Invalid folders will result in a runtime error, I'm pretty sure. And I doubt that IP addresses will be seen as valid, although there's no big harm in trying them. You should be able to map whatever network folder you want as a drive letter in Windows and use that as part of a VAP6 location.
 

Ryland

Member
Thanks! The IP address worked fine. The only reason I asked about directly editing the location was so to make it easier to do a network location. The reason I don't want to set a drive letter to the location is because a computer infection can travel out to linked drives thus causing my collection to get encrypted, infected, etc.

The VAP6 configuration file is named VideoFileManager.xml and is located at: C:\Users\<windows_user_name>\AppData\Roaming\VAP6

The folder locations are the first four elements in the <ConfigurationItems> section. You can edit them (with VAP6 not running) but you have the responsibility for them being valid. The "Set" method ensures the locations are valid, so I won't be changing that. The folders must be seen as valid both by the VAP6 software and by the VRD COM functions called by VAP. Invalid folders will result in a runtime error, I'm pretty sure. And I doubt that IP addresses will be seen as valid, although there's no big harm in trying them. You should be able to map whatever network folder you want as a drive letter in Windows and use that as part of a VAP6 location.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
Thanks! The IP address worked fine. The only reason I asked about directly editing the location was so to make it easier to do a network location. The reason I don't want to set a drive letter to the location is because a computer infection can travel out to linked drives thus causing my collection to get encrypted, infected, etc.
Interesting! Can you please post an example of an IP-based location as edited into the config file?
 

jriker1

New member
If a program already has ad markers from say in this case the PlayOn app, can this just remove the commercials without trying to find their own? Because PlayOn applies the markers they are highly accurate and I know manually opening one of the videos in VideoReDo does show the markers but not sure if VideoReDo or this program would just scan for their own commercials instead of using ones that are baked into the video.
 

Ryland

Member
If a program already has ad markers from say in this case the PlayOn app, can this just remove the commercials without trying to find their own? Because PlayOn applies the markers they are highly accurate and I know manually opening one of the videos in VideoReDo does show the markers but not sure if VideoReDo or this program would just scan for their own commercials instead of using ones that are baked into the video.
You can disable the comskip portion of VRD.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
If a program already has ad markers from say in this case the PlayOn app, can this just remove the commercials without trying to find their own? Because PlayOn applies the markers they are highly accurate and I know manually opening one of the videos in VideoReDo does show the markers but not sure if VideoReDo or this program would just scan for their own commercials instead of using ones that are baked into the video.
This is a general VRD question rather than just VAP specific. I don’t use PlayOn any more so can’t test for this. Suggest you eperiment with VRD and/or post the question in the appropriate VRD sub-forum. If you determine what works just using VRD then we can address whether VAP6 can implement that process.
 
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