Old 17th May 2013, 01:12   #1
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Albumartist containing colon won't export to device

I discovered that when using the "Send to:" option in the library to send music to a usb drive that some tracks were not being transferred. I tracked down the problem:

In Preferences->Media Library->Portables->USB Drive X:->Advanced I have File Name Format set to X:\<Albumartist> - <Album>\##. <Title>. Any tracks with an Album Artist tag containing a colon will not transfer. It appears that perhaps it is not removing invalid windows file name characters? Album and Title are correctly fixed if they contain the colon, just not Albumartist. Removing the colon manually from the tags fixes it, but it would be nice if it automatically fixed <Albumartist> like the other tags.

I didn't check if other invalid characters have the same effect.

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Old 17th May 2013, 05:11   #2
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I didn't attempt to confirm, but good spot if true

EAC has a chart to show what invalid characters it substitutes with what.

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Old 17th May 2013, 16:36   #3
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Reproduced. Nice catch, indeed.

Is it just colon? Or any other 'illegal' characters?

Note that the bug also affects Android usb.

[EDIT]

Ok, this issue is now fixed for the next release. Thanks.
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Old 17th May 2013, 17:45   #4
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I would suspect its any and all illegal characters, and probably the ones for windows filesystems. u can see what they are in windows by trying to use one in renaming a file, it then pop ups a list of illegal characters.

if you install EAC, you will see a tab for "character replacements" in EAC Options. this shows whats replaced with what, AND allows the user to specify something else.

something similar would be welcome in winamp.

EDIT: i'm no character set expert, but I have seen what I think are different set versions of the same character, meaning I think there is a question mark: " ? " for example that DOES work in filenames. it looks slightly "crunched" or maybe i'm all wet. but I think there are for some illegals' alternatives that look mostly the same yet work.

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Old 17th May 2013, 22:53   #5
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Should be fixed in 5.7 Beta 7 (Build 3392)
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=356750

* Fixed: [pmp_android/usb] Transfers fail if <Albumartist> contains illegal characters

Please confirm. Thanks.
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Old 18th May 2013, 15:57   #6
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Tested build 3392 with all invalid characters and it looks good. Thank you!
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