Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro

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douglas_clark wrote on 6/3/2020, 10:08 AM

@wwaag In VP17 build 452, the the previously invisible HOS icons finally are visible on my 4K monitor (as are Vegasaur and Ultimate S icons). [HOS v1.0.3.2]

Home-built ASUS PRIME Z270-A, i7-7700K, 32GB; Win 10 Pro x64 (1909 build 18363.768);
- Intel HD Graphics 630 (built-in); no video card; ViewSonic VP3268-4K display via HDMI
- C: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB; + several HDDs
- Røde AI-1 via Røde AI-1 ASIO driver;

wwaag wrote on 6/13/2020, 5:36 PM

New build 1.0.3.3 is now available.

Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

New Features

  • OtterBar and OtterInfoBar can now be resized similar to other dialogs
  • Greatly improved UHD-high dpi monitor support
  • Common set of save folders—i.e. save folder location from one script will be available to all others
  • Improved folder browse dialogs

 

Bug Fixes

  • ImportAssist—select audio stream dialog always shown regardless of checkbox to keep same—fixed
  • ProxyAssist—keep audio for x264 renders always crashed—fixed
  • RenderEvents and AviDub—template selection from main dialog not honored--fixed

Please advise if there are remaining problems for those with UHD monitors.

jasmohan-k wrote on 6/20/2020, 3:52 AM

my this licence is 1.0.3.1 expire

how can obtained new as a trial

i download 1.0.3.3 and install, while i register for trial it says your licence is expire

how can i use this script for 1 more month

or i must have to buy ??

 

wwaag wrote on 6/20/2020, 12:38 PM

@jasmohan-k

A 30 day trial period should be sufficient for one to decide whether or not to purchase a license. Since there are always changes, I've decided to permit a new trial license six months after the initial trial activation. In other words, if you don't like it now, you can try it again in six months. Since the changes from the initial release to the current build are fairly minor, with the exception of UHD monitor support, that policy seems reasonable.

3d87c4 wrote on 6/21/2020, 12:56 AM

What is the license price? (Sorry, haven't read the full thread & didn't see this on the web page.)

Dexcon wrote on 6/21/2020, 2:43 AM

From the HoS website (under 'Get a License'), the cost is $79 USD.

jasmohan-k wrote on 6/22/2020, 7:07 AM

its ok and thnks for your reply . but i need only VCE encoding. because other feature i wony use or i dont know to how to use them.

is any other way to get only VCE ENCODER .

AND For  $79 USD. how many month i can use this script. or its for life time

john_dennis wrote on 6/22/2020, 9:32 AM

@jasmohan-k

VCE encoding is supported in Vegas 15 -17 under the Magix Internet Render Templates. There is another application that enables VCE called Voukoder if all you need is access to VCE.

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/voukoder-vegas-pro-coming-out--117361/?page=1

Personally, I use HOS or the native VCE in Vegas Pro or ...

wait for it...

wait for it...

wait for it...

CPU only.

wwaag wrote on 6/22/2020, 9:46 AM

@jasmohan-k

"how many month i can use this script. or its for life time"

Life time. I've sent you a couple of emails regarding the trial license but have not received any reply.

As John pointed out--if all you want is VCE encoding, you can do it inside of Vegas.

cadudesun wrote on 6/22/2020, 2:42 PM

Hi,

I just started using the HappyOtterScripts. Enjoying it a lot!

It's so handy to have a toolbar to populate with your preferred scripts.

However, I'm facing an issue regarding the scripts added in toolbar, since after restarting Vegas 17 (Build 452) their respective icons.png are reset and replaced by the Vegas default icon.

I'm using HappyOtter v1.0.3.3.

Below there is a screenshot illustrating the issue, and here a screencast detailing it: https://bit.ly/3dpI7UX

How to set HappyOtter to keep the custom icons.png even if Vegas is restarted?

Thank you!

wwaag wrote on 6/22/2020, 2:53 PM

@cadudesun

I just discovered that bug a couple of days ago and it will be fixed in the next build that should be out later this week. However, as a workaround, try this. Rename the associated png files by adding "32" to each file name. E.g. rename "script.png" to "script32.png". I'd try one just to make sure it works.

cadudesun wrote on 6/22/2020, 3:07 PM

@wwaag

Many thanks for the prompt reply and the workaround. The "32" did work!

By the way, all this customization on scripts and even settings I'm performing on HappyOttter toolbars, where is it saved?

I mean, I'd like to know how to restore HappyOttter settings/customization after a clean install.

wwaag wrote on 6/22/2020, 3:19 PM

Before you update, you need to save a template. To do so, just type in a new name into the drop-down list and click on the green + button.

This works "only" if you update to a new build. If you do a clean install, you will need to save the template to an external location. Templates for OtterBar and OtterInfoBar are found in the respective folders in C:\ProgramData\HappyOtterScripts\Magix Vegas Pro.

cadudesun wrote on 6/23/2020, 8:28 AM

@wwaag

I'm facing two issues using HappyOtter v1.0.3.3 with Vegas 17 (Build 452)

a) ImportAssist: Always I click on it triggers "VEGAS Pro has stopped working" and crash.

b) OtterBar: Although I can dock the "OtterBar", when Vegas is restarted the bar is missing. Even I save a layout having the OtterBar docked, when I restore the layout the bar is missing too.

However, I could dock the other "OtterInfoBar" and restart Vegas without any problem. Also restore a layout having that bar works properly.

I would like to have both "OtterBar" and "OtterInfoBar" docked.

Thank you!

jasmohan-k wrote on 6/23/2020, 8:36 AM

@jasmohan-k

thnkx its working now till july 1

i am using vegas 13 (453 ) version

thats y i need vce encoder. i am using this because its most stable version

 

wwaag wrote on 6/23/2020, 12:59 PM

@cadudesun

a) I've had no one else report such an issue. So do the following. Try to open IA again where it crashes. Then immediately send me this folder: "C:\ProgramData\HappyOtterScripts\Magix Vegas Pro\ImportAssist". You can send as an attachment to support@tools4vegas.com.

b) The docking issue is a Vegas problem where sometimes it gets "lost" for want of a better term. I've experienced that problem when switching between an FHD and UHD monitor during testing where the only solution was to reset Vegas. Before doing that, give this a try. If you can get both OB and OIB correctly docked, create and save a Windows Layout. Then close and reopen.

kplo wrote on 6/25/2020, 1:55 PM

First: Thanks for the "Insert Freeze Frame" script...super helpful. Is there any way to launch this or even the Otter Bar with a keystroke combo (ctrl + something, etc.) instead of selecting from the script/extensions menu or docking?

wwaag wrote on 6/25/2020, 2:42 PM

@kplo

Sure. For InsertFreezeFrame, just copy the script into your script menu folder. Then open Customize Keyboard and search for InsertFreezeFrame and it will show this:

Enter whatever Shortcut key you want. The same is true for OtterBar.

kplo wrote on 6/25/2020, 3:31 PM

Thanks wwaag, works great!

cadudesun wrote on 6/26/2020, 7:13 AM

@cadudesun

a) I've had no one else report such an issue. So do the following. Try to open IA again where it crashes. Then immediately send me this folder: "C:\ProgramData\HappyOtterScripts\Magix Vegas Pro\ImportAssist". You can send as an attachment to support@tools4vegas.com.

Thank you wwaag for the immediate support and solution received through support@tools4vegas.com!

cadudesun wrote on 6/26/2020, 7:19 AM

Hi,

Besides scripts from "Tools>Scripting", is there any way to add commands from "Options>Customize Toolbar" on the slots available in "OtterBar" and "OtterInfoBar"?

If not, I'd like to convert this question into a feature suggestion, since those bars would be so handy for organization of every Vegas command.

Thank you!

wwaag wrote on 6/26/2020, 11:13 AM

At the moment, that is not easily supported since they are not available to the scripting API. It would be possible to create a two-step solution, first create a keyboard shortcut for the desired command, and then execute the shortcut from OIB or OB. In fact, the tool MediaRenamer works in a similar manner. It doesn't launch the tool directly, but rather sends macro commands to simulate the user launching the command manually. It's really a kludge, but the only way I could launch it without use of a keyboard shortcut.

cadudesun wrote on 7/3/2020, 7:32 PM

At the moment, that is not easily supported since they are not available to the scripting API. It would be possible to create a two-step solution, first create a keyboard shortcut for the desired command, and then execute the shortcut from OIB or OB. In fact, the tool MediaRenamer works in a similar manner. It doesn't launch the tool directly, but rather sends macro commands to simulate the user launching the command manually. It's really a kludge, but the only way I could launch it without use of a keyboard shortcut.


@wwaag

The shortcut workaround would do the job.

I searched the HappyOtter documentation looking for how to set the OtterBar to launch a shortcut, but couldn't find information. Can it be set already by the user, or you mentioned just a possibility demanding future implementation?

Thank you!

wwaag wrote on 7/3/2020, 7:42 PM

@cadudesun

That would be for the future. At the moment, only scripts can be launched. I'll take a look at what it would require.