Recorder » Settings » Base folder and Name template tab

The settings in Base folder and template tab allow you to choose the folder in which your recording files will be saved and the name template that VCSD Recorder will use to automatically generate names for the new tasks and their corresponding files.

Base folder and name template [Recorder Settings dialog box]

To see this tab, click the Base folder and Template tab in the Recorder Settings dialog box.

Base folder

Indicates the path of a folder on hard disk where the recording source files will be saved automatically.

Variable values pane [Recorder Settings - Base folder tab]

VCSD Recorder lists three predefined options for base folder: My Documents, My Music and Records folder of VCSD. By default, your recording files will be saved in My Documents folder. If you want to choose a folder from this list, click the arrow button and choose an option.

If you want to save files in a different location, you can either:

Type the path of an existing folder directly into the Base folder textbox.
- or -
Click the Browse button to specify a folder.

(2) Browse for Folder button

Chooses the folder where you want to keep your recording source files.

When you click on the button, the Browse for Folder dialog box will appear. Select a folder and click OK.

The path of the new base folder will appear in the Base folder textbox.

(3) Name template list box

Chooses the name template for VCSD Recorder to automatically generate names for new recording tasks and their corresponding files.

Four predefined name templates [Recorder 
Settings - Base folder tab]

A name template consists of text data and variable values (%variable%). When VCS Diamond generates the name for a new recording task, it will replace the %variable% with the corresponding value while the text data will remain unchanged.  These variables allow you to keep most important information about the recording like the stream source application, record time, the stream rates, etc.

Name template list box shows you four predefines name templates. To choose a name template, click the Name template list box (3), and choose one from its four options:

  • New Task %tasknum%[default]

    New Task 1, New Task 2, New Task 3...

  • rec_%appname%_%timestamp%:

    Indicates the name of the stream source application and the time when the recording process is started.

  • rec_%appname%_%random%:

    Indicates the name of the source application with a random ordinal number.

  • rec_%appname%_%datefull%:

    Indicates the name of the source application and the full date and time when the recording process is happened.

  • rec_%appname%_%timestamp%_%streamrate%(%streammode%):

    Indicates the name of the source application, the time when the recording process is started, and the bit rate of the input stream.

For detailed explanations for n the variable meanings, see the Variable value pane (5).

(4) Example textbox

Example textbox [Recorder Settings - Base folder tab]

Shows an example of the new task’s path combined by the path of your selected base folder and the name template. When you change the base folder and/or the name template value, the value of the Example textbox will be changed accordingly.

(5) Name template variable explanation pane

Variable values pane [Recorder Settings - Base folder tab]

This pane explains the meaning of the variables in the Name template:

Variable Value
appname Name of the application which is play sound or from which the audio stream is captured
datemedium Current date in medium format, for example: 2003-01-24 13-25-32
datefull Current date in full format, for example: Fri-Jan-24-2003 13-25-32
random Random number, for example: 4237
streamrate Sampling rate of stream, for example: 16000
streammode Type of audio stream, for example: Stereo or Mono

Tips: In the Variable Values pane:

- Selected variable in the pane is displayed in yellow text.

- Use the slider (i) to scroll the variable list.

Notes:

• To apply the new settings and close the Recorder Settings dialog box, click OK.

• To close the Recorder Settings dialog box without performing any changes, click Cancel.