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Old April 30th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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CAUTION: Overwriting Files

I used HDLink to capture and encode an XL-H1 tape several days ago, and then again today to the same directory, and then discovered that all the files written several days ago have been overwritten by the new session. Ouch! Any plans to change this behavior?

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Old April 30th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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You have to remember to tell it which tape you are capturing. However, perhaps they'll add a "Are You Sure" for overwriting if there isn't one. I have never forgotten to change the name, so it never bothered me.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #3
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It doesn't have that behavor. If "tape1.001.avi" exist it calls the new file "tape1.0001.001.avi", so it will not copy over existing data. For testing this is a pain, sometimes I would like it to replace data, yet we have never offered that "feature."
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Old May 1st, 2006, 01:44 AM   #4
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It doesn't have that behavor. If "tape1.001.avi" exist it calls the new file "tape1.0001.001.avi", so it will not copy over existing data.
OK, I think I understand the behavior. On Thursday I shot and captured 38 minutes of video. On Saturday, I did a tape "End Search" and shot another 20 minutes on the same tape. I rewound the tape to 38 minutes and began a second capture from that point. This overwrote all of Thursdays captured files. The file names were CFHDCap.00002-001.avi, CFHDCap.00002-002.avi, etc. and the second batch capture began again at CFHDCap.00002-001.avi. So, in fact, HDLink will overwrite existing data.

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