please add an option...


#1

Hi Florian,

In the 2.35b build, you changed the following:
"CHG: invalid characters in filenames are removed by default now."

Do you think you could make that an option (a checkbox) instead? Or maybe have the user specify what the illegal characters map to instead of just eliminating them? I usually make ":" into " -" and "/" into "-". I thought it was very useful for the program to ask me what to do when running into those chars when doing a "Tag - Filename" operation, as I don't always recognize the illegal chars in a tag.

Thanks, and keep up the good work.

Will


#2

You can always use $replace() and $validate().


#3

Read this.

Here goes my example:
$replace($replace(%track. %artist% - %title%,:,-),/,-)


#4

I think it would be great if it was possible to set, somewhere in the setup options, which character $validate uses for each invalid filename character, rather than forcing them all to the same character.

I use $replace today, but the formula gets really long and complicated, because it requires 4 levels of nesting to deal with different characters, and has to be repeated for artist, title, etc.

Cheers
Geoff