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(I think there was a similar question about changed paths, but I do not understand the answer.)

I had to change the directory structure for my study’s videos. As a result, the paths to these videos and the videos’ filenames have changed. Now when I open an .opf file, the message, “The following files are missing.” Is there any way of telling the app the new file path and filename? Can I somehow modify the .opf file to update the filenames?

I have multiple videos aligned and synchronized with each other in my .opf files. (How) are the alignments preserved if I need to re-add all the videos? Is there something I had to do before the paths and filenames were changed?

Thank you.

I am using a PC, running Windows 7. I am using both VLC and QT (depending on the video file.) I have version 1.2.2

asked 30 Dec '15, 21:59

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In Datavyu, videos are remembered even if the video path has been changed (for example, if the video keeps its name and is moved to a different folder) but it cannot remember videos if their names have been changed.

Currently, when you open the files, it says that the video file is missing. This means that Datavyu still remembers the video file names and it should display the previous names for you. I suggest trying to revert your videos to the previous names if possible so Datavyu can recover the file and the synchronization.

Please be aware that as soon as you save over the .opf file without the proper video in it, Datavyu will lose the saved video name and path so if possible, attempt to address the video files before editing the spreadsheets.

If you cannot change the file names back, you can click "ok" on the warning message of the missing video file and then use the "add data" button to add the videos back but unfortunately you'll have to resynchronize the videos.

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answered 04 Jan '16, 12:24

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Thank you for your quick response. I believe the problem I am having is a path problem, but perhaps it's something else:

All of our video are on a server. Some of our coders need to access the videos via a MAC while others use a PC. (I think the path naming conventions are different for a MAC and a PC? ) But, when we open an .opf file created with a PC later with a MAC, we get the message, “The following files are missing," even if the filenames are the same. When we click okay, it does not find any of the video files. It's just blank.

So, how do we work with the same .opf files that access video on a shared server with both MACs and PCs?

Thank you.

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answered 04 Jan '16, 14:28

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You are correct. Across platforms, the paths will be different. Currently, there is not a way for Datavyu to remember the video location across different platforms because the two systems have different path conventions.

We suggest coding your work on the same platform or adding the video back when you reopen a file.

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answered 06 Jan '16, 12:10

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