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Welcome to CMDR Orvidius's travel history video creator, BETA!

For an example of what a completed video looks like, here is a test sample on youtube.

In order to use this, please locate your Elite:Dangerous commander's journals on your computer. In Windows, this is usually located in a location like this:

%userprofile%\Saved Games\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous

(You should be able to copy/paste the above and Windows will figure out where your "userprofile" is)

If you use EDDiscovery, the "Admin" drop-down menu has a "show journal files" option that will show you where to look.

NOTE: The files you are looking for will have names like "Journal.170413170518.01.log", but with different numbers in the filename. These are your commander journals. Don't confuse these with the game client logs, which won't work.

Then you can use the form below to upload your journals. Be patient, they can get quite large. People who have played for years may have hundreds of megabytes worth of journals.

Once the file upload is complete, the server will start to process your data and generate a video file. You will be given a link with which to check on your status, and download the video. Don't lose it!

Currently the video is limited to 36,000 frames of animation, which at 30 FPS will come out to 1200 seconds, or 20 minutes. If your data is longer than that, even with skipped jumps, it will end there.

Most videos will generate in under 30 or 60 minutes, sometimes considerably sooner, though the size of the project and your position in the queue will strongly influence this.

Click the button below to navigate to your journal folder, and then select all of your journals. In Windows, you can click on the first journal file, and then shift-click the last one, to multi-select them all. Optionally, you can click on the link for the old uploader and also make a ZIP archive containing the journal files, and upload that, which may be faster and get around browser limitations of uploading hundreds of separate files. NOTE: Only the old uploader supports zip files. The current uploader scans the journal files directly, and uploads only the event types that we need, which should be faster in most cases.

Your journals will be kept private, and will be deleted from the server along with your video, after your download link expires.

If you upload multiple commanders' journals together, their activities will be color-coded in the video (up to six different colors).

There is a limit of 1,000 files for the upload, if you use the "old" uploader. If you need to upload a lot of journal data from more log files than that, you may need to concatenate them into a single file, or a smaller number of files. There is no file-based limit with the new uploader, but the video-length limit still applies.

NOTE: (Updated for Odyssey) Only seven types of journal entries are used: FSDJump, Location, Loadout (for ship type), LoadGame (for commander names and ship type), and now also CarrierJump/ShipyardSwap/Embark in order to track carrier jumps and also ship switching events. If you use EDDiscovery, you can optionally filter your log down to those seven types of events, and export as raw journal format, and upload that instead of the entirety of your journal files.

Select files above.


Note: Settings moved to next page.

(If you have problems, Click here to use the old uploader)

This website is not an official tool for the game Elite: Dangerous and is not affiliated with Frontier Developments. All information provided is based on publicly available information and data supplied by players, and may not be entirely accurate. 'Elite', the Elite logo, the Elite: Dangerous logo, 'Frontier' and the Frontier logo are registered trademarks of Frontier Developments plc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and copyrights are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

Special thanks go to all commanders and explorers who graciously upload their data to EDDN, EDSM, and EDAstro to make all of this possible. We wouldn't exist without your data contributions. For any bug reports or feature suggestions, please visit our forum thread.