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3.3 Output Menu


Name your Encoded File

    After selecting a source and a configuration, it is time to name the encoded file.
    The Output Menu is a helpful feature that allows users to assign a name to the encoded file after selecting a source and configuration. This designated location in the system serves as a convenient place to enter a custom file name manually or automatically generate one using the “Builder” mode in the File Name setting. This enables users to easily customize the naming convention for their encoded files, making it convenient and efficient to organize and track encoded files in the Queue List. By providing flexibility in file naming, the Output Menu helps users maintain consistency and organization in their encoding workflow, ensuring that their encoded files are easily identifiable and searchable for future reference.

    Figure 3 – 4 | Output Menu Overview

    1. File Name Mode

      There are two File Name Modes that allow you to name the session candidate in different ways:

        Custom: In the Custom mode, you can manually type the name to be used for the encoded file
        Builder: The Builder mode enables additional parameters to configure and concatenate information for the output file name. This option is particularly useful for saving time and maintaining consistent naming conventions for all encodings.

    2. Script Drop Down Menu

      The Script Drop Down Menu is meant to select post action scripts to be automatically executed after encoding the session.
      However, the current version of the AURO-3D® Encoder software does not provide any scripts yet.
      More information about post action scripts will be provided in the next version.

    3. Builder Checkboxes

      The Builder Checkboxes consist of values from various parameters that can be parsed into the name of the output file.
      Checking boxes will concatenate values one after the other in a sequential manner, while unchecking a box will remove the corresponding value from the name.
      There are 7 options available:

        File Name: The original name of the source file.
        Source Name: The name of the file as designated by the user or the system.
        Config Name: The name of the configuration used for encoding.
        Codec: The type of codec used for encoding.
        Layout: The layout used for the source.
        Sample Rate: The sample rate of the source file(s).
        Time Stamp: The time stamp when the encoding process was completed.

    4. Text Before Field

      This field allows you to add custom characters before the output name in Builder Mode. You can enter any desired characters or symbols to be included at the beginning of the generated output file name. This feature provides flexibility for further customization and personalization of the output file name according to your specific requirements or preferences.

    5. Text After Field

      Similarly, This field allows you to add custom characters after the output name in Builder Mode. You can enter any desired characters or symbols to be included at the end of the generated output file name.

    6. Seperator Drop Down Menu

      You can choose the “_” (underscore), “-” (hyphen), or “.” (period) character to be used as a separator between the concatenated texts, thanks to the Separator Drop Down Menu. This allows you to define the desired character that will separate the different values that are concatenated in the output file name. The Separator Drop Down Menu provides flexibility in choosing the appropriate character to visually separate the concatenated texts in the generated file name, according to your preferences or naming conventions.

    7. File Name Field

      The File Name Field serves as an input field in Custom mode, allowing you to manually enter the desired name for the output file. In Builder mode, it acts as a name preview, displaying the generated output file name based on the selected options and parameters.
      This field is the final place where you can review and verify if the output name is correct before adding the corresponding session to the Queue List. It provides an opportunity to double-check the generated file name and ensure it meets your requirements or naming conventions. This step helps to prevent any mistakes or errors in the output file naming process and ensures that the correct name is used for encoding before adding it to the Queue List for processing.

    8. Destination Folder Option

      To specify a custom destination for the encoded or converted audio files, it is possible to click on the folder-shaped icon next to the “Destination Folder” label.
      This will open a window where you can choose a location on your computer where the resulting encoding or converted files will be stored.
      By default, on macOS, the files will be copied into the Users/Shared/AES folder, and on Windows, into the Users/Public/AES folder.