Default video name after export

Hi, is it possible in the program settings to set each video to have a default name when exported?

For each export I have to write some text for example vid1.mp4 etc.

Is it not possible to automate the program to add some default text itself?


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Good question.

Now I have a question for you:
Are you exporting from the Playlist, or from Source, or from the Timeline?

(The answer to your question depends upon this question.)

It only offers a default name if you have saved the project. Then, it uses the project file name as the base for the export.

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I export most often from timeline.
But if I’m not mistaken it has no effect on whether I’m exporting from a timeline or a source.
Because anyway, when exporting (Ctrl + E) the resulting video does not get a default name and I have to add it.


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If you had simply answered “Source”, I was planning on withdrawing quietly, as I have no experience with that.

If you had answered “Playlist”, I would have suggested that you try “Export All from Playlist”, which has a name generator in it.

However, Timeline…

I always have been Exporting from the Timeline (until I recently began to convert batches of raw and intermediate video from the Playlist). Shotcut has always provided me with a name; the name of the current project. (I always have a current saved ProjectName###.mlt, where ### is the sequential number of the edit checkpoint save)
When I am making test Exports, the name of a previous Export is available in the Export to… window that pops up; I select one, it asks “This video already exists, do you want to overwrite it Yes/No?”, I choose “No”, and now the name appears as the default on the Export filename line where you want it, ready for me to edit it.

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