View Revisions: Bug #1260

Summary 0001260: Catch 'no output filename specified' condition during export
Revision 2018-03-29 21:55 by Carsten
Description

It is possible to click 'OK' on the export dialog even when there is no output filename specified. In that case, export starts, but immediately stops with

'Error: (could not allocate FFmpeg format context)' - which is Klingon for 'Where the heck should I write this stuff to?'

a.) catch this condition and output a better warning message 'You need to specify an output filename!'
b.) grey out OK button as long as no filename is specified
c.) remove that 'set output filename' option, just offer codec/filetype selection and downmix checkbox, and request filename only after having clicked 'OK'.

For GUI simplicity, I prefer option c.)

  • Carsten
Revision 2018-03-29 21:50 by Carsten
Description

It is possible to click 'OK' on the export dialog even when there is no output filename specified. In that case, export starts, but immediately stops with

'Error: (could not allocate FFmpeg format context)'

a.) catch this condition and output a better warning message 'You need to specify an output filename!'
b.) grey out OK button as long as no filename is specified
c.) remove that 'set output filename' option, just offer codec/filetype selection and downmix checkbox, and request filename only after having clicked 'OK'.

For GUI simplicity, I prefer option c.)

  • Carsten