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.SRT file is always generated then deleted regardless of profile and options

Sep 26, 2013 at 2:19 AM
Edited Sep 26, 2013 at 2:21 AM
I'm attempting to use MCEbuddy 2.3.12 to extract .SRT subtitles/closed captions from .TS recordings. The .SRT file is always generated properly and then deleted immediately after encoding (right as the process finishes) instead of being copied to the target folder. I've tried different folders, different profiles, different .TS files, and nothing helps.

Here's the log file of an attempt:

Any ideas on what could be going wrong?

Bonus question: Is there a way to specify an effectively "blank" profile? I don't need audio or video encoding, I just want .SRT captions extracted from every new .TS file that gets recorded. "TS unprocessed" seems like a good candidate, but I'm wondering if more can be skipped to speed things up.
Sep 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM
it's a bug that's been fixed in the later versions. Use the latest BETA version 2.3.14 and it should work fine.

Regarding your bonus, there's no "blank" profile per say but with some effort and creativity you can make one using the "copy" encoder that essentially does nothing more than copy the original file. You can set the destination directory to the source and it'll basically copy it back onto the original file and you can keep the artifacts like the EDL and SRT and XML files.

Make sure you're using the latest 2.3.14 BETA for this type of blank profile operations since I recently fixed some issues for another user doing something similar which would prevent accidentally losing the original file.

If you don't have the patience for that use the VideoToolsUpdater software I've put, SubtitleExtractor within it. but it doesn't monitor only batch processes.

Sep 27, 2013 at 2:26 AM
Edited Sep 27, 2013 at 3:42 AM
Problem still exists in the latest beta. It's not as bad though, now about 3/4 of the time the SRT file is copied. The other 1/4 it's just deleted without a trace.

Do we know when this bug started? I wouldn't mind trying to roll back to a much older version when this wasn't happening.
Sep 27, 2013 at 3:48 AM
Please post the conversion log where the file is disappearing.

Oct 1, 2013 at 1:03 AM
My apologies, I think it was a fluke - I completely wiped all settings and started over, and it appears that subtitles are being extracted for all shows now.
Oct 1, 2013 at 3:31 PM
Okay but do post the log if possible for the erring conversion. Would like to see what happened.