How to name Blu-ray output files based on Description field?

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wstein
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How to name Blu-ray output files based on Description field?

Post by wstein » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:46 am

This question is NOT about "titleNN.mkv" problems.
Yes, I tried to search this but only find questions about "title.mkv overwriting" or "titleNN.mkv" issues.
Yes, I know I can name them by hand, but it would be way easier if MakeMKV did it automatically.

For HD DVD discs, the title names are all unique (and descriptive) and used as the output filename.
Most Blu-ray discs show similar descriptive information about each title but the output filenames just use the generic "titleNN' format.

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Examples of current behavior:
Type Description
HD-DVD disc HOTROD
Main Movie_t00.mkv Title Main Movie - 11 Chapter(s), 15.8 GB
Trailer_t01.mkv Title Trailer, 97.8 MB
Punch-Dance_t02.mkv Title Punch-Dance, 102.8 MB
Outtakes Reel_t03.mkv Title Outtakes Reel, 165.0 MB

Type Description
Blu-ray disc Looper
Title00.mkv Title Looper - 2 Chapter(s). 0.6MB (FBI_Warning)
Title01.mkv Title Looper - 1 Chapter(s). 24.0 MB (SPE_Logo)
Title02.mkv Title Looper - 1 Chapter(s). 111.3 MB (TMPL Main Menu Splash)
Title03.mkv Title Looper - 1 Chapter(s). 11.9 MB (Dutch AGE ALL)

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What I want:

FILENAME Type Description
Blu-ray disc Looper
FBI_Warning_t00.mkv Title Looper - 2 Chapter(s). 0.6MB (FBI_Warning)
SPE_Logo_t01.mkv Title Looper - 1 Chapter(s). 24.0 MB (SPE_Logo)
TMPL Main Menu Splash_t02.mkv Title Looper - 1 Chapter(s). 111.3 MB (TMPL Main Menu Splash)
Dutch AGE ALL_t03.mkv Title Looper - 1 Chapter(s). 11.9 MB (Dutch AGE ALL)

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Woodstock
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Re: How to name Blu-ray output files based on Description fi

Post by Woodstock » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:11 am

Automatic naming based on meta data.... That's something you probably need to propose to Mike as a new feature.

There is some automatic naming available at the disk level, if you enable it, but not all disks have meta data for all files, so it has a tendency to fall down if you rely on it. Maybe my experience is biased by the type of titles I buy, but "most" implies "more than half" have the meta data you want to use; I'd classify it as "many", as in "less than half".

I assume you already know about how to change the meta and file names prior to ripping using expert mode.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

wstein
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Re: How to name Blu-ray output files based on Description fi

Post by wstein » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:33 am

Thanks for the reply.
Guess its manual naming for now.

Geneo
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Re: How to name Blu-ray output files based on Description fi

Post by Geneo » Sat May 12, 2018 1:11 am

That is a feature I would like to see and add the year produced in parens so Plex can use it too.

websterd13
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Re: How to name Blu-ray output files based on Description field?

Post by websterd13 » Thu May 02, 2019 5:53 pm

I would love to see this also. Even using the Disc Label for the filenames would be great.

Thanks!

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