Windows 7 Pro with up to date patches.
I am using Audacity to convert vinyl LPs to MP3 for import into my iTunes library. I like to export into
a directory named for the album, stored under the artist name, all in a directory that I use for my
Audacity exports. So a typical path that contains the album contents might be:
H:\Audacity\Exports\Red Clay Ramblers\It Ain't Right
I like to put the album cover art in the same directory as a JPG file, usually named cover.jpg, and I
use the quick action to add the album cover art. Mp3tag has no problem finding the JPG file in the
directory where the MP3 files are located when I click on the "..." to the right of the path name box,
and displays the images it finds, and if I double click on the cover.jpg, it comes up with the right
H:\Audacity\Exports\Red Clay Ramblers\It Ain't Right\cover.jpg
but if I tell it to go ahead and apply the change by clicking on the "OK" button it pops up an error
message window and reports the same error for every file:
Import cover from file "H:\Audacity\Exports\Red Clay Ramblers\It Ain't Right\cover.jpg" (Front Cover): File H:\Audacity\Exports\Red Clay Ramblers\It Ain't Right[ SYNTAX ERROR IN FORMATTING STRING ] cannot be accessed.
If I rename the directory in the path that has an apostrophe (usually the album name) so that it
does not have an apostrophe, all is good.
As far as I can tell, neither Windows (nor Audacity) has any problems with the path names where
some of the directory names contain an apostrophe. Windows (and Audacity) does have rules, and
some special characters are disallowed, but the apostrophe isn't supposed to be in that list.
I have a workaround so it's not an urgent problem, but a fix would be a nice thing.
I can do screen shots if you need them, but the message displayed is in nice plain text.
I did check for any earlier error report with a search for "cover art" and didn't see anything.
DrTom in NH