Descriptive Filenames for Saved Videos

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First off, nice work!! Miro makes sense of video on the web in a way nothing else does. But I have a couple of suggestions to make. How about using descriptive filenames for saved videos? When you drag downloaded videos into the library they're shown in Miro with descriptive titles, like "Captain Beefheart - Live in Belgium, 1969". But when I look for the same file outside the program it's named something like "VIDEO.13.MP4", which is cryptic! This seems needlessly opake for users who might want to edit the occasional file, or otherwise relate to it outside Miro. I suggest applying the descriptive internal title to the external filename, or simply including the external filespec in the "DETAILS" view, to let users know the name of the file linked to a library entry. I also suggest letting users trim search results by delete entries, and letting them save named search results.
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tehduh

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Thanks for the great suggestion. Unfortunately, we can't execute on all the ideas that come our way for a number of different reasons.

We do try to do what we can though.

If you would, please check out Chris Markman's post on how to recommend a feature at http://getsatisfaction.com/participat... to try to get your proposal in the development pipe.
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miro sorely needs this, since I don't play video in miro (it's intended for my tivo)... so browsing files like 832948.mp4 is very annoying. even the ted files are not descriptive enough (peter tully 2004.mp4 - no title!)...
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mrSimon

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This is honestly the biggest factor that prevents me from using the software.
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satisfactory

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I’m frustrated
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d❤vid seaward

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This suggestion exists on the pculture Bugzilla at http://bugzilla.pculture.org/show_bug... - I've voted there!
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atamido

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That Bugzilla listing already has a patch to add this feature, so it's a bit of a mystery why it doesn't already work. It would take someone 5 minutes to review the patch and apply it.
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Anyone know how do i apply this fix ?
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Bern

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I am totally in favor of descriptive names like they are shown in Miro player itself.

I also wanted to post in order to refer to another thread because tags (e.g. like in mp3 files) can also solve the problem:
http://getsatisfaction.com/participat...

But let's have descriptive names first - imho!
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its just silly really.. theres been a fix since 2008?
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Bern

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I recently wanted to relocate some folders, and - not thinking about Miro - I moved one folder where in consequence the whole Miro naming scheme went down hill, and now I have only the names of the video files.

This would be another reason why descriptive names or even better proper tagging could be of huge help.
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Bern

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I wrote to Miro and they pointed out that Bugzilla is used for tracking:
http://bugzilla.pculture.org/show_bug...

You can also easily create an account and vote for this feature.

It is targeted for 3.1. - where 3.0 is current in the nightly builds.
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looks like the bugzilla is about youtube specifically. that's a great start.
I'd like to see TED talks added as well as support for other sources. maybe it should be scriptable so people can submit plugins.

I voted on the bug, also...
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Bern

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Please vote for this feature here:
http://bugzilla.pculture.org/show_bug...

The links above are based on a misunderstanding and direct you to an old bug.

The bug above is written from a different view point, but is based on the thinking that generic non-descriptive file names cause problems that user want to have solved.
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I'd like to go even further and be able to select columns from a list so that I can include details such as Descriptive Title, Artist, Genre, Duration, Album, Track Number, etc.

Miro is a no no until it can offer this. Other players can.
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I noticed that Miro 3.5 when converting video, renames files neatly - does that mean that we can finally do that - but without converting first? I don't need conversion, I just need filenames that I can understand.
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I now realize that the conversion to lossless formats are corrupted, so you can't solve the problem this way.
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Fernando Henrique Gatti

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That ́s really sad. It is just missing this...Miro development team, please...please...please fix this bug!
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mads

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Yes, this is truly discouraging. Such a basic problem, reported over 3 years ago. I have a huge video collection which is basically "taken hostage" on my desktop, since only Miro itself knows which video is what. Frustrating.
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I noticed Windows7 Media Center wouldn't let me delete some videos. They just popped back in after I deleted them. Turns out its a WMC bug relating to file names being too long.

If Miro allowed file renaming it would solve this problem too.
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Well, I to wouldn't mind something like this.

I think the only challenge would be to sanitize the Video Title before saving.
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mads

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It would be nice if you could script how Miro named the files.
Something like this:

"[youtube user] - [video title].mp4]"
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If you do not like the cover art for a Miro Channel you can change the "folder.png/jpg" file to an alternate png or jpg file of your choice.

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If anyone still interested in this, I made a c# script that changes the file names of vids downloaded from Youtube through Miro to their Youtube title, send me a facebook message.