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    Hi,

    I use AGK to convert DVD's to Xvid. Recently, I've had to convert a large number of series DVD's and I was somewhat frustrated by AGK's "friendly" interface, so I wrote AGK Batcher. AGK Batcher is an automation utility that makes it easier to add multiple files to AGK's process queue. It's Features are:

    *Drag and drop interface
    *Scanning of directories to locate DVD .IFO files using one of four methods from automatic to manual.
    *Options to process files other than DVD format video.
    *Option to process specific Program Chain (PGC) automatically. (Although, this appears to be broken in AGK v2.45)
    *"Watches" for AGK warning dialogs and cancels them automatically so you can, "set it and forget it."
    *Works with AGK v2.45
    *Includes documentation
    *AGK Batcher is freeware
    *AGK Batcher is tiny, 256k

    Here are download links:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/109282036/AGK_Batcher_v1.01.rar.html

    mirror:
    http://www.youshare.com/view.php?file=AGK_Batcher_v1.01.rar

    I hope you find this useful.
    Cheers!
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    You can also upload files directly in your topic ( I hate download sites ).

    I added a link to your tool in the autogk tool page, www.videohelp.com/tools/AutoGK
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    Thanks!

    I edited the post to attach the file, but don't see any changes...
    BTW, The ushare link is the better one. Just click a button and download, not too bad.
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    Congratulations on your batch app. It's always good to seen new tools. If you don't mind making your app open source you might consider starting a sourceforge project for it.

    Also when you edit your post about halfway down you will see a place that says "Upload image or file(Optional)". Just put your files there and then put a link in your post like
    {url}your_file_name{/url}
    Replace the { and } symbols with [ and ] though or it won't work.

    You will then have posted your app directly to videohelp.
    Donadagohvi (Cherokee for "Until we meet again")
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    Nice documentation! Well done.
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    Another mirror download:

    agk_batcher_v1.01.rar


    edit: It didn't work to upload in your post but here it did...strange...
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    Thanks to those who have tried AGK Batcher (AGKB) and sent me feedback. In response to this I'd like to clear up a point and try to explain a bug.

    First off, AGKB makes certain assumptions about your directory structure as I explain in the documentation. It doesn't do a whole lot of error checking. It's up to you to make sure all your ducks are in a row, so to speak. It's easier for me to write a program that assumes the user is smart than it is to check for every possible thing that could go wrong. Fortunately, setting up the files properly is easy, and something you probably do already. If it's not working, check the documentation, or post a note here.

    Secondly, there is a known bug that I haven't exactly been able to sort out yet. Sometimes (usually the first time you click export in AGKB) the program seems to lock up. What's happening is that AGKB has sent a command to open a window to AGK and for whatever reason, AGK didn't respond. This leaves AGKB sitting in an endless loop waiting for a window that will never open. A simple solution is to manually click the open file dialog manually. AGKB, should see the window, and continue on normally. Another solution is to kill AGKB, and try again. For some reason, this bug usually only occurs the first time you export.

    I plan to write a more robust window control routine and will include it in the next release of AGKB.

    Thanks again.
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    When I originally wrote AGKB I was using an older version of AGK (and I was ignorant of the available hotkeys for the Open and Save dialogs). I've updated AGKBatcher to version 1.02. It now works with AGK 2.48b You can download it here:


    http://www.youshare.com/Guest/703cea6599149954.rar.html


    Version 1.02 is more robust. It will no longer hang if it can't find the open/save dialog boxes. It also now uses hotkeys to bring up open/save dialogs, rather than simulating mouse clicks. This is more reliable. Finally, this version removes support for multiple program chains since AGK only processes PGC1 no matter what program chain you tell it to process.

    PS I've also attached the latest version to this post.



    agk_batcher_v1.02.rar
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    If you find the video file that you want (ie. the IFO), why do you then assume that it has a specific folder structure?

    If you know the path to the IFO, can't you just put the path to the IFO in the box?

    Granted I am not sure if you are even doing this, as completly empty folders are showing up like
    i:\\N95\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.IFO
    So where on earth did you get this from?


    You are also putting a double backslash if the "scan folder" is just a drive letter, i:\ >> i:\\folder\file.ifo

    Output folder the same as the folder the source fil is in would be nice (AGK by default outputs with _agk.avi on the end so its clear to see even if its an AVI going in).

    Your tab order on the buttons has not been considered/set.

    Wild Card doesn't work with *.IFO (or *.ifo). Or anything actually... ?

    Closing the window (x) doesn't work, when the script is "paused" (using the task tray).




    Sorry for all the moans, pure feedback though.
    Still, any chance of the source would be nice.

    (I recognise the tray icon and "script paused" from another autoclicker, so unless you wrote all the other ones I have seen, becareful about putting your name on the code).
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  10. Has this been updated or will it be updated??
    It doesn't appear to work with 2.55.
    Or am I doing something wrong, save dialogues open and close but
    nothing happens in autogk.
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    AGK Batcher 1.02 Source



    agk%20batcher%201.02%20source.txt


    1AGK Batcher 1.02 works beautifully with AutoGK 2.55..
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    Originally Posted by GrumpyBear
    Has this been updated or will it be updated??
    It doesn't appear to work with 2.55.
    Or am I doing something wrong, save dialogues open and close but
    nothing happens in autogk.
    Having exactly the same issue as you with AGK Batcher 1.02 and AutoGK 2.55. Did you find a solution to it?
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    Found myself having the same issues with 2.55, just starting to convert my DVD collection for TV Series to load on my storage server.

    I've had a quick play around today and has sucessfully modified it to allow me to queue up 26 TV shows ready for encoding in AutoGK. Still not fool proof but its working for me on Win7 Pro x64 with 2.55 - Feel free to give it a whirl if you've had problem.

    If AGK Batcher has been replaced by something more effective, forgive me as this was the first tool i came across.
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    I'm sad to report that the version posted by dynamis_dk doesn't appear to set the output directory correctly.

    My set up is a Precision M90 laptop configured with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I have two external USB hard drives, with drive letters G: and I:. I'm running AutoGK 2.55.

    What I've done is rip DVDs using DVD Decrypter into I:\DVDRip. I also deleted all extraneous files from the rips, leaving the bare VOB files. I've renamed each VOB to match whatever title it contains.

    When I fire up dynamis_dk's version, I scan I:\DVDRip using the Wild Card setting, with *.vob as the extension. This picks up all the VOB files correctly. I then specify G:\Sandbox as the output directory.

    I click Export and it starts populating AutoGK's queue. However, it uses the original source location as the output. This is my first time running it, but I believe I have followed all the directions posted.

    Thoughts?
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