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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001260DCP-o-matic[All Projects] Bugspublic2018-10-17 19:16
ReporterCarstenAssigned Tocarl 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformMacOSOS X OS Version10.11
Product Version2.12.x 
Target Version2.12.xFixed in Version 
Summary0001260: Catch 'no output filename specified' condition during export

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
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2018-04-12 21:58

administrator   ~0002363

1d5ea1b139942bad5500ae40f0646da3fd29dc7f in master. aa97e44d334f3e2a1924059e10407aae85519eba in v2.12.x


2018-04-12 21:58

administrator   ~0002364

Thanks, I went for (b) as I think it's a marginally nicer user experience...


2018-04-13 03:28

manager   ~0002367

Yup. Grants user another second of rest to think about their final choice.

Bug History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-03-29 21:50 Carsten New Bug
2018-03-29 21:50 Carsten Status new => assigned
2018-03-29 21:50 Carsten Assigned To => carl
2018-03-29 21:55 Carsten Description Updated View Revisions
2018-04-12 21:58 carl Note Added: 0002363
2018-04-12 21:58 carl Status assigned => resolved
2018-04-12 21:58 carl Resolution open => fixed
2018-04-12 21:58 carl Note Added: 0002364
2018-04-13 03:28 Carsten Note Added: 0002367
2018-10-17 19:16 carl Status resolved => closed