Of course, VAP (or VAP6) in its present form will have no future if VideoReDo is not resurrected (it won’t even run unless it detects installed VRD). However, there are many useful features of VAP that don’t require VRD and actually the current version can use these features without running VRD processes if properly configured. It would be relatively easy to create a modification of VAP (or VAP6) that would not require a VRD installation to run and would retain the useful features, including:

  • Monitoring a folder for new video files and automatically processing them, including filters to exclude files or customize processing based on matching strings in input file names.
  • Getting series and movie metadata by parsing input file names using templates, reading directly from input .mp4, .wtv and .tivo files, and lookups using TMdB.com.
  • Renaming files based on metadata and placiing them in automatically created metadata-based output folder names, using user specified templates.
  • Inserting metadata into .mp4 and .wtv files moved to output folders.
  • Creating .txt metadata files for pyTivo usage.
  • Running user provided .cmd or .bat scripts on processed files, with ten parameters passed in. One common script, or a different script located in each output folder. (Common usage: running Handbrake CLI)
  • Other little bells and whistles, currently in VAP (VAP6) , that don’t require VRD.

Let me know here if you have an interest in such a program. I would like to call it VAP (Video Auto-Processor) but obviously that name would be confusing! Maybe “VAPX” ??


I have countless Windows Media Center generated .wtv files that even if I'm not using VRD it is very helpful to use the metadata as you described. One of the features I've appreciated is generating .txt files that can be used by Streambaby to show descriptions.


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I'm hoping for some means to continue VRD, but absent that I'd certainly welcome VAPX, as I've been a daily batch-file VAP user for many years now.
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