Monitor folder sub directories

sickgrinder

New member
Is it possible to have VAP processes subfolders of the monitor directory? or planned in the future? Great little app but otherwise useless for me if it can not do so.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
Very doubtful this will ever happen, sorry. How many sub-folders are you talking about? You can have as many different VAP configurations as you want, each using a different monitor folder. Search VAP-readme.pdf on "-config"

What dictates the need for sub-folders?
 

sickgrinder

New member
The need is that i use sickbeard and it creates subfolders for every tv show. and i was looking at a total amount of 52 different subfolders. But thank you for pointing me to that in the pdf, i will read up on it.
 

graywolfusmc

New member
The need is that i use sickbeard and it creates subfolders for every tv show. and i was looking at a total amount of 52 different subfolders. But thank you for pointing me to that in the pdf, i will read up on it.
Just curious on what you use VAP for on the sickbeard folders?
Wouldn't be for commercial cutting
 

sickgrinder

New member
So i can make a little use of media center on my xbox, i was using it to remux mkv to wtv with all data from tvdb. it works perfectly, just the issue with subfolders.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
Multiple VAP configurations will of course not be a practical solution for 50 subfolders.

VAP will automatically look up TVDB metadata for series shows and insert it into WTV output files if you want to use VAP/VideoReDo to QSF .mkv inputs into .wtv outputs, which effectively is a remux and cleanup combined. To get the metadata VAP uses an input-file name parsing template you set up in the Advanced Configuration UI page. It needs to parse the show name plus one of the following:
1. Episode name (or)
2. Episode original air date (or)
3. Season and episode numbers.

Using metadata-based output folder and/or file renaming the .wtv files can be renamed per metadata and put in metadata-determined folders.
 

Epic

New member
I did a quick search and found this thread and one other about a powershell script to move files.

Any chance VAP will be able to monitor sub-folders in a future update? Media Center is finally dead. MS killed the guide. I have running PLEX for about 6 months in tandem and now I need to rely on it fully. Any change VAP will be able to look though Plex's recorded subfolders any thing soon?

For now I will have to move them manually.

Thanks.
 

dlflannery

Moderator
This topic has come up before and I have provided a little utility program that monitors subfolders and moves video files into a target folder (e.g., the VAP monitored folder). Additional info and download link are here:
https://videoredo.net/msgBoard/index.php?threads/working-with-subfolders.35705/post-122421

Hopefully this will work for you. You should be able to configure VAP to name and locate files as required for Plex, if you aren't doing that already. I don't plan to mod VAP to monitor subfolders.
 
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