Videomass (video downloader/converter)

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Videomass (video downloader/converter)

#1 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:45 am

Videomass is yet another recent find I wasn't able to thoroughly test but seemingly natively portable, it deserves a quick post, IMHO.
Videomass is a cross-platform GUI designed for FFmpeg enthusiasts who need to manage custom profiles to automate conversion/transcoding processes. It is based on an advanced use of presets and profiles in order to use most of the FFmpeg commands without limits of formats and codecs. It features graphical tools for viewing, analyzing and processing multimedia streams and downloading videos via youtube-dl.

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Videomass latest stable release (currently v3.4.2, dated 2021-04-24) can be downloaded from https://github.com/jeanslack/Videomass/releases.

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#2 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:10 am

Shame, after some quick testing of Videomass and although settings and presets are initially located in the 'share' sub-folder, they get copied to '%APPDATA%\videomass' after the first run, making Videomass neither portable nor stealth, just "no-install"...

As I couldn't find a built-in workaround, I'm moving it to "Not Portable".

A related issue was posted to https://github.com/jeanslack/Videomass/issues/25. (Answered by dev; didn't test.)

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#3 Post by jeanslack » Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:39 am

Hi @Midas, I'm the author of Videomass, all new current versions for MS-Windows, starting from v3.4.3, should meet the requirements that make it completely portable. All application data such as configuration files, cache, logs, are moved to the "portable_data" subfolder. In this way, all program settings will be isolated from the installed version and portable versions prior to v3.4.3.

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#4 Post by jeanslack » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:05 am

Midas wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:10 am
Shame, after some quick testing of Videomass and although settings and presets are initially located in the 'share' sub-folder, they get copied to '%APPDATA%\videomass' after the first run, making Videomass neither portable nor stealth, just "no-install"...

As I couldn't find a built-in workaround, I'm moving it to "Not Portable".

A related issue was posted to https://github.com/jeanslack/Videomass/issues/25. (Answered by dev; didn't test.)
Hi, I'm the author of Videomass, all the new portable versions (starting from v3.4.3) for MS-Windows should meet the requirements that make it completely portable. All application data such as configuration files, cache, logs, are moved to the "portable_data" subfolder. In this way, all program settings will be isolated from the installed version and portable versions prior to v3.4.3

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#5 Post by Midas » Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:31 am

Hi and welcome to TPFC forums, jeanslack.

Thanks for your updates, much appreciated. 8)

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Re: Videomass (video downloader/converter)

#6 Post by Andrew Lee » Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:17 am

In light of the new info, I am moving this thread to submissions.

I would love to give this a go one of these days when time permits.

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#7 Post by Midas » Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:23 am

FYI, Videomass latest release is v3.4.5 (changelog and downloads at https://github.com/jeanslack/Videomass/releases).

- Fully portable application
To make the application completely portable and keep all its data inside the program folder, it was necessary to create a folder called "portable_data".
@ 'README.txt'

Note of warning: setting downloads, 'ffmpeg.exe' and 'youtube-dl.exe' paths through Videomass' own "Options | Preferences" menu will result in absolute paths, thus impairing full portability; said paths can easily and manually be made relative by editing 'videomass.conf' -- present in the previously mentioned 'portable_data' folder -- with a plain text editor.

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#8 Post by jeanslack » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:46 pm

Good day everyone,
I agree that a portable app must have relative paths. I just opened an issue on Github https://github.com/jeanslack/Videomass/issues/35
It is a bit inconvenient to manually edit the configuration file.

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#9 Post by Midas » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:01 am

Great! 8)

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