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Choose Output Folder - Option To Output To Original Directory

Just updated to new version 3.0 and I have a couple comments/feature requests.

I don't like that the converted files are output to a default directory that you can not change. I preferred it placing the converted file into the original files directory as it did in the previous version.

I would highly suggest the ability to change the default directory the converted media is saved to with the ability to check off an option to have it saved to the original files directory.

I love the new version but without these features, I'll have to go back to the older version because it takes me more time to move each converted file from the default directory to the directories I want each file to go into which makes the batch conversion feature useless in my situation.

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The option select a custom output folder is absolutely necessary to make Miro a better app. 

The app is so good by now, nice, fast and small compressed files, but is not useful if you can't select where you want to save your files...

I know it's rather late, but I used a symbolic link to solve the problem. It can be done in any OS. Under Windows, once you've shown the output folder, go back to the parent, rename the "Miro Video Converter" to another name, and use a command like this in a prompt:


mklink /d "Miro Video Converter" "I:\iPod\Miro"


I, too, need an output folder of my choice.  Writing to my main C drive (a SSD drive limited in size because of cost) is NOT an option as it is ALWAYS full with important things like software.  I'm sure there is a setting in the registry that might fix it but I'm too lazy to look.

I came here via Google trying to find out how to change this, as well.  This is disappointing, and clearly not happening based on the age of this thread.  Oh well, off to find a solution that gives me more control.

I would like to vote for this feature. I'd particularly like the option to write the output to the same directory as the source file, but the option to choose an arbitrary output directory would be good too.


Choosing a custom output folder is critical for those of us with small drives (e.g., SSDs), especially when doing large batch jobs. A temporary fix on Windows is to reassign the location of the MyVideos folder via its properties. (I've currently got mine pointed to an external HD.)

Please! I was surprised after dragging files to the input box because no indication where I want output files to go. Of course after little digging I found out that they were flying to my windows SSD HD! Not like this. Please.

Btw. I love the software.


I too am in the situation where my "main directory" doesn't have enough storage space. My boot drive is used for running programs. I have an external working drive that is used for actual file management. Without the option to choose the output folder, I cannot use this program.

The drive that is default for Miro does not have enough space to do more than one, it's an SSD and no way to change the amount of space. I have a ton of videos to convert and cannot batch without being able to change the output destination. Please, please, please add this feature back in!

yes, please give us back the option to choose the output folder and it´s location.

 I think this Application is really excellent and the recent improvements have been very good, EXCEPT the fact that the output files no longer reside in the original folder.

 I agree with all the points made re instituting the ability to choose the location for the converted files. But whatever you decide to do, I would like to thank you for providing this software for us to use without cost.

Symlink is easy enough for a Mac user... Not so easy with Windows without the aid of additional software... Also, not really useful if you want to convert different batches to various locations... My current primary use, as a instructional technologist, is converting flash video from courses in the form of lectures to multiple web-standards formats for a course migration to a new LMS... The videos need to be converted into the original folder the flv file originated from, the folder that corresponds to that specific course, ex: ECO101/LECTURES/MEDIA/week1-lecture1.mp4

Situations like that would make a "Save to original location" option very valuable...

I, too think this is pretty much a must.

That said, the workaround is easy if you know how to make a symlink.

On my Mac, I do it like this in the terminal:

ln -s /Volumes/Media/Video\ Temp /Users/roland/Movies/Miro\ Video\ Converter

Don't forget to delete the Miro Video Converter directory first!

I'd like to also request the ability to choose an output directory.  I am one who has a fairly small primary hard drive, and no room for the large video files to exist in my user directory.  I have external drives to store all the big stuff.  

I know 5 people who have mentioned this exact issue in the past week or so... definitely a good idea. I was about to write a script do this, which is sort of less than ideal :-)

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