[QUOTE=StormJumper;2547067]hmmm… when you set the default directory within common settings are you also selecting it on the main screen/page of DVDFab…eg…“Target” drop down ? and is the N drive even listed there ?..
Yes, I said that it was in the list, but I want it to appear as the preferred choice, I don’t want to have to scroll down to it. I want N: to be the first choice, i.e. the default choice. I don’t want to have to even touch the target setting. That was the point of adding the N: as the directory to save the file to.
as far as “DVDFab launches a new copy every time I insert a disk instead of using the already running copy of the program” hmmm…well the only thing DVDFab does when inserting a new DVD is the scanning of the disc you just inserted into the drive which is necessary to determine the structure of the copy protection and playback order.[/QUOTE]
I wish that was all it did. Every time I put in a new disk, it pops open a new copy of the program. If I copy ten disks, there are ten copies of the program open. I don’t want it to open a second version of the program. Just use the one that is already open.
On your concerns “using the already running copy of the program” it is not clear what you are really trying to do doing something in that manner would be like trying to combine two disc’s into one folder sorry that is how I take it anyway, which if you are say have a movie with two discs…eg…disc1 and disc2 there is always “Merge” mode.
Not at all…when it scans the new disk, it gets the volume name from the new disk and it creates a folder in the “full disc” folder with the new volume name. That part works fine, it creates a new folder for each volume, so each DVD has it’s own folder. I then move them from “full disc” to where I really want them to go, i.e. sorted by rating.
Sorry for not understanding what your trying to do its just your doing it differently from the average user/member
That is why I specified the steps I would like it to work in.
How else do others copy their collections to a file server? It is very tedious having to close all the new copies of the program it insists on opening, it is maddening I can’t choose a default directory to write to without having to pick the directory every time.
Have you ran BIOS setup on a PC? You can choose boot drive, i.e. floppy, drive C:, CD, DVD, etc. You tell it what you want to boot from. This is no different. I want to choose where to write to and have that one on the top of the list, just like when choosing a boot device in BIOS.
Another way of saying is, I ought to be able to set a priority list for destination directory. If I always want to write to my 3rd DVD drive, I ought to have an option to choose that particular drive as default destination. Likewise, I ought to be able to use the defined drive directory as the default “first choice” in the list. Then if I want to change it, I can, but in my case, I always want it to write to the same drive, same “full disc” folder, with a folder in there for each DVD it copied.
But back to what I asked.
If you were using this product and wanted to copy thousands of DVDs to your server, what steps would you use?
The current choices with DVDFab aren’t very flexible in terms of choosing the default setup.
I can’t be the only person on this list that used the DVD copy programs to do what I am doing. I thought there were a lot of people out there copying their DVD collections to their media servers?