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Temp storage location of compressed VIDEO_TS folder


john skinner

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Original question was posted in the Popcorn 1 forum...

 

Whenever i want to back up one of my dvds that requires compressing, my computer seems to lose hard drive space. I copy the disk to the hard drive, burn it using popcorn, and then delete the copy on my HD. after that, I would assume that the HD would have the same amount of free space as before it did the burning, but instead it is slightly less (13.5 instead of 15gb free). Does anybody know why this might happen? Is there a temp folder the stores the compressed movie before it burns it?

 

Any help would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks

 

I was wondering the same thing, so I did some hunting. I opened a new Finder window and switched it to list view. I set the view preferences to calculate all sizes, and I started browsing for 4.x GB of space being taken up.

 

I am running Mac OS X 10.4.8 on a MacBook Pro 17" Core 2 Duo and Popcorn 2.0.1

Here is where I found it...

/private/var/tmp/folders.501/TemporaryItems/Popcorn__3255037760/VIDEO_TS/

 

I was able to open this folder with Video LAN Client and it played the movie I just compressed and burned with Popcorn.

 

I assume that some of the folder names may change randomly as this is a temporary, created on the fly storage area.

 

To help you get to this folder, you can use Onyx or another utility to show you all the hidden files and folders in the finder.

 

Let me know if anyone finds out any additional info.

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