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VLC Portable Advanced Recording Function - Inoperable in Portable version

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VLC Portable Advanced Recording Function - Inoperable in Portable version

Hi Everyone

I have just tried to use the Portable VLC Media Player to cut a short clip from a video, without success.

Open VLC Media Player Portable
Select "Tools"
Select "Preferences"
Under "Video"
Under "Directory" browse for a location and select that folder for use
Restart VLC Media Player
Open VLC Media Player Portable
Select "View"
Select "Advanced Features"
Open a video
Hit the new "Record" button
Play a short clip
Pause the clip at the end
Hit the new "Record" button a second time
The new clip should now be in the previously selected directrory

After this failed in the portable version, I have locally installed the version from the VLC website. using the steps from above I am able to get a clip.

Can anyone else confirm this as a bug with the portable version only?

Thanks for your time and assistance with this.

Kind Regards

Koryo

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Anyone Else Confirmed?

Has anyone else had a chance to look into or test this potential bug?

Kind Regards

Koryo

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Video Snapshot

The video snapshot directory appears to be used for still image snapshots, hence the PNG format selection by default. The record button records clips. It appears to go to the local PC's Video directory without a standard setting to redirect it within the UI. You may be able to define a specific manual prefix for it, though. I found a discussion of it here: http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=88904

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Possible

Based on that discussion, it appears possible to redirect the recording directory. Follow these directions to do so:

  1. Open the VLC Preferences
  2. Switch to "Simple" settings
  3. Select the Input/Codecs section
  4. Select a Recording directory under Files > Record directory or filename
  5. Follow the rest of your directions as in your original post

Doing this, your recording should be in whichever directory you choose.

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